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Frontline Healthcare Heroes Protect the Communities They Serve – Yet One Major Insurer Continues to Put Profits Over Patients

By Dr. Scott Scherr, Regional Medical Director, Emergency Medicine   Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, America’s frontline healthcare workers have stepped up time and time again, putting their lives on the line to help keep patients healthy and safe. While we may not know when or where the next tragedy...

Celebrating National Doctors’ Day 2022

Randal Dabbs, MD, Co-Founder, President, Practice Development   Whether you “accidentally” chose to be a physician, or you feel you were chosen by a higher power, you were given a gift to be an angel to every person who comes to you for medical care.  Whatever road led you to this point, we are thankful...

A Universal Right to Freedom and Equality

By Michael Corvini, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACP, President, TeamHealth Southeast Group   International Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10, in recognition of the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. The Universal Declaration articulates the rights and freedoms to which every human being is entitled....

A Modern Approach to Rural Healthcare

By Jon Pangia, DO, MBA, FACEP, System Medical Director, Southeast Group, and Assistant Regional Medical Director, Telemedicine Group, TeamHealth   For decades, politicians, reporters and healthcare experts have discussed the growing number of barriers to accessing healthcare in rural communities. Factors that negatively impact access to care in rural communities are highly complex, like higher...

Tracing the thread of my ancestry: National Native American Heritage Month

By Sarah Franklin, CMO Portfolio and Project Manager, TeamHealth   National Native American Heritage Month, also referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, celebrates the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of Native peoples during the month of November. National Native American Heritage Month also helps raise awareness of the...

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, established in 1985 to heighten awareness and education around breast cancer and early detection. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021, we’re sharing a breast cancer survivor story from Theresa Mascibroda, Scheduler, TeamHealth Northeast Group.

World Mental Health Day 2021

This year, World Mental Health Day could not have come at a more crucial time. Anyone with even a casual interest in current affairs can’t escape the headlines around mental health issues.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Jose Fernandez Duarte, MD, MBA, System Medical Director, TeamHealth Hospital Medicine   Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, celebrates the contributions people tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. September 15 marks...

Depression Screenings: Taking “Universal Precautions” Against Depression

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group   As National Depression Screening Day approaches on October 7, it’s important to highlight the value of identifying depression. Both the World Health Organization and the United Nations Health Agency report that depression, on its own, is a leading...

Recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day

By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor, TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group   International Overdose Awareness Day is an initiative of the Penington Institute that is held on August 31 each year. This day is meant to: Give individuals an opportunity to publicly mourn their loved ones...

Celebrating National Women’s Equality Day

By Lisa Courtney, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting the right to vote to women. The amendment, first introduced in 1878, was ratified on August 26, 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress commemorated this date by designating August 26...

Human Trafficking: Recognize and Rescue

Human trafficking is a fast-growing, ubiquitous crime. Annually, experts from the Department of State estimate that 24.9 million people are trafficked across the globe. Of these 24.9 million, about 10,000 are rescued each year. Recently, TeamHealth hosted a continuing education webinar on how to recognize and intervene in human trafficking.

Celebrating National Disability Independence Day

By Peggy Richardson, Executive Assistant, LifePoint Group, TeamHealth Today we commemorate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990, as National Disability Independence Day. The ADA was passed by Congress as the nation’s first comprehensive law that provides protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services...

Clinical Integration Improves Care and Unlocks Efficiencies

Every day, in hospitals throughout the country, physicians across service lines work independently within separate departments. That can present challenges in coordination and communication. In this model, they may overlook opportunities to collaborate to optimize efficiencies, improve patient hand-offs, and improve the patient experience. Unfortunately, this independent framework is widespread and can lead to worse...