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A Physician’s Perspective: Work and Life in Omaha

We recently spoke with Dr. Chris Acker, TeamHealth emergency medicine assistant facility medical director at Mercy in Council Bluffs, about his partner facility and the community he serves in Omaha. TeamHealth: Tell us about the facility you currently oversee. Dr. Acker: CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center- Bergan Mercy is a tertiary care center located...

Disaster Preparedness: Strategies for Managing the Unexpected

Hospitals must always be prepared to respond at a moment’s notice to powerful storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass casualty events and other potential disasters. If a disaster is preceded with sufficient warning such as weather reports, hospitals typically activate an incident command center that manages resources and response activities before, during and after the event. Similarly, some clinical outsourcing partners...

A Physician’s Perspective: Work and Life in Rhode Island

We recently spoke with Dr. Daren Girard, TeamHealth emergency medicine facility medical director, about his partner facilities and the community he serves in Rhode Island. TeamHealth: Tell us about the facilities you currently oversee. Dr. Girard: CharterCARE Health Partners manages two hospitals in Rhode Island. Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is a full-service community hospital...

Critical Event Response: Las Vegas

By Miles Snowden, MD, Chief Medical Officer In choosing hospital and facility-based medicine, we have chosen to be responsible for the highest acuity of healthcare needs. More often than not, for patients and families, high-acuity care is delivered by unfamiliar clinicians at unexpected times and in foreign facilities. Practicing this type of medicine well—one patient...

A Physician’s Perspective: Working at the University of Tennessee Medical Center

 Dr. Randal Dabbs (left) and Dr. Lynn Massingale (right) at TeamHealth event. Recently, we spoke with Dr. Lynn Massingale, TeamHealth co-founder and Chairman of the Board, along with Dr. Randal Dabbs, TeamHealth co-founder and President of Practice Development, about their experience as emergency medicine physicians at the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC). We wanted to...

Critical Event Response: Hurricane Irma

By Miles Snowden, MD, Chief Medical Officer In choosing hospital and facility-based medicine, we have chosen to be responsible for the highest acuity of healthcare needs. More often than not, for patients and families, high-acuity care is delivered by unfamiliar clinicians at unexpected times and in foreign facilities. Practicing this type of medicine well—one patient...

Critical Events Response: Hurricane Harvey

By Miles Snowden, MD, Chief Medical Officer In choosing hospital and facility-based medicine, we have chosen to be responsible for the highest acuity of healthcare needs. More often than not, for patients and families, high-acuity care is delivered by unfamiliar clinicians at unexpected times and in foreign facilities. Practicing this type of medicine well—one patient...

Healing and Hope: A Physician’s Message of Medicine

We asked physicians why they selected the field of medicine as their passion. Here is one of their stories. By Dr. Omar Hamada, MD, pictured with his grandfather Ibrahim Souki, MD, who inspired him to become a physician. Medicine is a message. It is a message of healing. It is a message of hope. If...

Hurricane Matthew One Year Later

Last year, parts of the southeast Atlantic coast braced for impact as Hurricane Matthew approached the U.S. The category five hurricane brought winds of 140 miles per hour and a storm surge that caused waters to rise to dangerously high levels in coastal cities in its path. In the wake of the storm, thousands of...