KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Health Holdings (NYSE: TMH) announced the continued growth in its Alabama operations through an acquisition of the practice of Mobile Emergency Group, PC (MEG), the physician group that currently provides services to the emergency departments of Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in Mobile, Ala., and North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette, Ala. Both hospitals are part of Mobile-based Infirmary Health System (IHS). On December 15, TeamHealth commenced staffing and administrative services for these emergency departments that care for approximately 57,000 patients annually.
"We share TeamHealth's commitment to quality, efficiency and exceptional patient care," said William Admire, DO, MEG CEO. "The organization's infrastructure and administrative support provides the necessary resources to improve our efforts to recruit and sustain emergency physicians and enhance clinical care for the patients we serve."
"This acquisition will help to advance our emergency departments, allowing us to reach even higher levels of patient care and customer service," said D. Mark Nix, President and CEO for IHS. "TeamHealth provides quality physicians and management tools to better serve our patients."
"We are pleased with the opportunity to work with IHS and the physicians of MEG," said Oliver Rogers, president of Hospital Based Services for TeamHealth. "We share the group's values and support the goals of the hospital system. We look forward to working together to enhance emergency care for the Mobile community."About TeamHealth TeamHealth ( Knoxville, Tenn.) (NYSE: TMH) is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 17 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's approximately 8,500 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 800 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. The term "TeamHealth" as used throughout this release includes Team Health, Inc., and all of its related entities, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliated physicians and physician groups. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com. SOURCE TeamHealth