As COVID-19 cases rapidly developed across the country, El Paso, Texas, became an epicenter for the third wave of the outbreak. TeamHealth immediately deployed more than two dozen physicians who traveled to the region from various locations to aid in the crisis. Emergency privileges were granted for these clinicians in addition to on-site teams working extra shifts.
The entire state of Texas was hit especially hard, but 70% of the patient population in El Paso were COVID-positive and in need of immediate care. The surge strained hospital capacity and the area’s public health infrastructure to a breaking point. Thanks to experience shared between TeamHealth clinicians in response to COVID-19 surges in New York and South Florida and close ties with hospital partners, clinicians were rapidly credentialed and quickly began providing care to patients.
“The collective character of our TeamHealth partners has really shown during the COVID pandemic. I am proud to serve with them. I can’t say enough about our facility leadership or the regional leadership. Excellent partners.” – Andrew Moore, MD, CPE, FAAOS, Chief Medical Officer, St. David’s Medical Center
At TeamHealth, our purpose is to perfect the practice of medicine, every day, in everything we do. We are proud to be the leading integrated physician practice in the U.S., driven by our commitment to quality and safety and supported by our world-class operating team. To improve the experience of our physicians and advanced practice clinicians, we empower clinicians to act on what they believe is right, free clinicians from distractions so they can focus on patient care, invest in learning and development to promote growth in the clinical field and foster an environment where continuous improvement is a shared priority. Through our more than 15,500 affiliated physicians and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, obstetrics, inpatient psychiatry, ambulatory care, post-acute/behavioral health care and medical call center solutions to approximately 2,900 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. Learn more at www.teamhealth.com.