TeamHealth's Culture of Respect and Inclusion

A message from CEO, Leif Murphy:

At TeamHealth, we have a culture and a value system that will not tolerate racism, hateful expression, intimidation, harassment or discrimination – and we all know that permitting any of those to manifest within or outside the workplace results in barriers, biases and inequities.

Nevertheless, as we all learned from a recent disturbing and offensive video of a former employee that has been circulating on social media, we will have issues that arise.

I want to assure you of all of the following:

1. We have the vehicles in place to report the issues, through supervisors, regional HR leaders, or our compliance hotline;

2. We have solid policies for how to evaluate issues and hold wrongdoers to account; and

3. We have internal communications networks to strengthen the policy and the process when things have been missed.

We will continue providing the finest possible patient care while honoring our commitment to these core values.

Frequently Asked Questions

TeamHealth is answering your questions in response to a video circulated online regarding the actions of a former employee.

What was the individual’s relationship with TeamHealth? Memorial Hermann?

The individual was an employee with TeamHealth and no longer sees patients at any Memorial Hermann facility. The individual was never an employee of Memorial Hermann or any other TeamHealth client. He was removed from the schedule immediately and terminated on August 8, 2019 as soon as TeamHealth became aware of the video.

What has happened with the other individuals who were mentioned in the video?

TeamHealth engaged the global law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, to conduct an independent investigation into the issues that led to the termination of a former TeamHealth advanced practice clinician who practiced at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Davis Polk investigation concluded that the individual’s conduct was isolated and not indicative of any larger systemic or cultural issues at TeamHealth or the emergency department staff at Memorial City Medical Center. Davis Polk also found that the accusations by the terminated individual against other clinicians were entirely unfounded.

What is TeamHealth’s policy on discrimination?

TeamHealth will not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law. TeamHealth strives to provide a work environment that is diverse and free from discrimination.

What training does TeamHealth provide to all employees on discrimination?

TeamHealth associates are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct training once a year. This includes guidance with specific examples about how to avoid all forms of harassment in the workplace. In addition, employees will receive diversity and inclusion training that address the importance of our culture of respect and inclusion.

How can a TeamHealth employee report discrimination or hateful expression?

TeamHealth associates have a number of ways to report discrimination or hateful expression:

  • Associate can talk with their supervisor or leader.
  • Associate can contact the HR or Compliance Departments.
  • The Compliance Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Associates can remain anonymous if they so desire.

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