TeamHealth Holdings Inc. announced today it will expand services to the greater Austin, Texas market through a strategic partnership with St. David’s HealthCare, a six-hospital system. TeamHealth will acquire the operations of the emergency medicine group, Capitol Emergency Associates (CEA) and hospital medicine group Central Texas Hospitalists (CTH) and partner with Hospital Internists of Austin (HIA), to provide management and staffing for St. David’s HealthCare’s six hospital-based emergency departments, six hospital medicine locations, four free-standing emergency departments and four urgent care facilities throughout Central Texas. In addition to St. David’s HealthCare, CEA also manages and staffs the emergency departments for Central Texas Medical Center and Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Collectively, more than 200 CEA, CTH and HIA physicians and advanced practice clinicians provide care for approximately 400,000 patients annually. Through this arrangement, TeamHealth’s affiliated providers will begin providing services at these St. David’s HealthCare facilities, as well as Central Texas Medical Center and Hill Country Memorial Hospital, in February 2015.
“Our reputation is built upon our promise to provide exceptional care to every patient every day,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare said. “Our partnership with TeamHealth, CEA, CTH and HIA allows us to fully integrate our emergency medicine and hospital medicine services, creating greater clinical collaboration and care coordination for the patients and families we are privileged to serve.” “Partnering with St. David’s HealthCare, CEA, CTH and HIA underscores TeamHealth’s commitment to delivering fully-integrated management and staffing solutions for our hospital clients,” said Michael D. Snow, president and chief executive officer of TeamHealth. “Each of these well-respected groups has a reputation for delivering excellent service and high-quality care for patients and families. We are pleased to enter the greater Austin market through these strategic partnerships.” “Our physicians and advanced practice clinicians have proudly provided quality emergency care for the Austin community for more than 30 years,” said Vit Ragula, MD, president of CEA. “We are excited to partner with TeamHealth, an organization that provides the necessary tools and support to help us create even greater efficiencies with our hospital medicine colleagues, better service for our hospital clients and better care for patients.” “TeamHealth offers extensive resources in hospital medicine and emergency medicine management and provides unparalleled support for physicians and other clinicians,” said Quan Dang, MD, president of CTH. “We are excited to join a provider-centric organization with a culture of high clinical and business standards.” “HIA values a collaborative and professional culture dedicated to medical excellence,” said Dieter Martin, MD, president of HIA. “We are pleased to partner with TeamHealth, an organization that offers clinical and operational support with an emphasis on a physician-led culture that puts patient care first.”
TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tenn.) (NYSE: TMH) is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 21 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth’s more than 13,000 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 990 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. TeamHealth was recently named one of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies” for 2014 by Forbes magazine. The term “TeamHealth” as used throughout this release includes TeamHealth and all of its related entities, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliated physicians and physician groups. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com.
The term “TeamHealth” as used throughout this release includes Team Health Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated medical groups and providers, all of which are part of the TeamHealth organization. “Providers” are physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who are employed by or contract with subsidiaries or affiliated entities of Team Health Holdings, Inc. All such providers exercise independent clinical judgment when providing patient care. Team Health Holdings, Inc. does not have any employees, does not contract with providers and does not practice medicine.