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Honoring Freedom: Teammates Explore the Origins of Juneteenth Where It All Began

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. While its recognition and celebration have grown, one lesser-known aspect of this historic day, also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Juneteenth Independence Day, is that the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1,...

In Memory of Service and Sacrifice: Reflecting on Memorial Day

By Pearce Galliher, Sr. Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, and Co-Chair, Veteran Resource Group Captain, U.S. Army   Recognizing Memorial Day For many, Memorial Day is not just a date on the calendar but a moment woven into the fabric of our lives. For veterans, it’s a day when we remember friends and loved ones lost,...

A Salute to Service: Honoring Armed Forces Day

By Colonel Mussaret Zuberi, MD, Regional Medical Director U.S. Air Force, Retired   A Tribute to Service: Armed Forces Day Established by President Harry S. Truman on May 20, 1950, Armed Forces Day stands as a testament to our nation’s gratitude for the patriotic service of our military members. Each year, on the third Saturday...

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A Journey of Reflection and Celebration

Lawrence Hum, MD President of Care Transformation and Innovation at TeamHealth   Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) stands as a vibrant testament to the rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and histories woven by Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It recognizes the contributions and achievements of individuals and communities with...

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2023

By DEI Communications   “Advancing Access and Equity” is the 2023 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which is observed in October to brightly shine a light on or raise awareness of something we celebrate every day, i.e., the contributions of people with disabilities. In addition to people we may work with or...

Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

There are upwards of 500 million indigenous people in 90 countries throughout the world. And recognition of the many contributions of indigenous people extends well beyond the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which is celebrated on August 9th each year. What does indigenous mean? Indigenous peoples are defined as distinct ethnic groups who...

Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023

By Joe Chow, MD, MBA, President, Ambulatory Care   After 52 years of life, I’m still learning about the Asian culture. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023, and it is a good reminder for me to reflect and explore the traditions, foods and impact Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have had...

Breaking Autism Barriers: One Mama’s Journey

By April Roga, Manager, Contract Management   As we recognize Autism Awareness Month, I believe many people are already aware that autism exists. We’ve got that one covered. My advocacy lies in moving towards autism acceptance. In order for the neurodiverse community to be accepted, and especially in the workplace, I believe these are important...

Celebrate Diversity Month 2023

By Debra L. Lacy, Ed.D., MBA, Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion   It’s Celebrate Diversity Month 2023! How often, however, How should we celebrate diversity? Daily, with intention, and in every interaction possible. Celebrate one another; acknowledge one another; see one another; hear one another; and embrace the uniqueness we each bring to the table....

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we honor and celebrate the lasting legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important to take a step back and reflect on the ways this monumental person has impacted all walks of life. His work helped create many of the opportunities that we have as women employees.

World Religion Day: Cultivating Harmony among Religions

On World Religion Day at TeamHealth we celebrate our unique, diverse culture and cultivate an inclusive workplace. The focus of the day is gaining understanding between all world religions. Unifying People through Inclusion There are more than 4,000 religions practiced around the world, and we can appreciate the similarities among all religions. Importantly, World Religion...

Honoring Native American Tradition and Ancestry: National Native American Heritage Month

By Anita Dienes, Senior Contract Manager, Managed Care   I am a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and by-laws. My Ancestry My father is Irish and my mother is Creek...

Celebrating Pride Month 2022

Pride Month occurs annually in June to recognize the influence and impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people around the world. The entire month is dedicated to the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and is used as a symbol to show support and inclusion.