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A Challenge and Reflection on Asking “Why”

By Rex Everett, Vice President, Business Development Last month, I completed my 64th trip around the sun. In the previous 10 years, I and my younger sister started a tradition of celebrating our birthdays together with family. COVID put a pause in our tradition, so this year would be the first time we could enjoy...

African American Journeys of Innovation and Perseverance

By Andrea Stewart-Crutch, Regional Manager, Business Development, Northeast   As we continue our celebration of Black History Month, we turn our attention to innovation. African American inventors in our more recent history have been driven by inner curiosity, ingenuity and an interest in improving human conditions and experiences. Their motivations were in stark contrast to...

A Brief History of Black Hospitals in America

Until the 20th century American Civil Rights Movement, Black Americans were either To provide a safe space for Black Americans to receive care, segregated Black hospitals were created. The Georgia Infirmary was founded in 1832 as the first segregated Black hospital, and several others were created by the end of the nineteenth century.

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

By Stanley C. Thompson, MD, MHA, FACEP, Chief Clinical Officer, LifePoint Group, Chief Diversity Officer   Today, February 1, is the first day of Black History Month 2022. Officially recognized by every U.S. president since 1976, this is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their role in U.S. history. Dr. Stan...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Glenda Sublett, TeamHealth Senior Vice President of Operations Support, and Director, Women in Leadership Program Many of us are familiar with famous women from Abigail Adams to Rosa Parks. Our clinicians are likely familiar, too, with the names of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to be awarded a medical degree in the U.S....

Celebrating Black History Month

By Khadeja Haye, MD, MBA, FACOG, TeamHealth National Medical Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Black History Month is a celebration of key people and moments in history that impacted not just the Black community, but also the society at large. Black History Month for me, gives rise to a sense of pride in my community, and...