KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced a merger with the operations of Physician Services of Cleveland, LLC. Based in Cleveland, Tenn., Physician Services of Cleveland manages and staffs the hospital emergency department for SkyRidge Medical Center, which provides emergency care for approximately 52,000 patients annually. TeamHealth began providing services for the hospital's emergency department on June 1, 2014.
"For three generations, my family has provided care for the Cleveland community through various facets of service at SkyRidge Medical Center," said Madison Torrence, MD, president of Physician Services of Cleveland. "Physician Services of Cleveland is committed to providing excellent emergency care for our community, and we are excited to join TeamHealth—an organization that offers unparalleled clinical and operational support with an emphasis on exceptional patient care."
"Our team at SkyRidge Medical Center is driven to provide compassionate quality care," said Coleman Foss, CEO for SkyRidge Medical Center. "For our employees, physicians and board members it is important because this community is their home. We have accomplished much over the last few years but still want to achieve more. We have had great growth and success with the expansion of our emergency department, and this new partnership between Physician Services of Cleveland and TeamHealth we will allow us to continue to meet our community's growing needs. This is an exciting opportunity for us and our community."
"Physician Services of Cleveland and SkyRidge Medical Center have a reputation for providing exceptional service and care for patients and families," said Oliver Rogers, president of TeamHealth Hospital Based Services. "We share their commitment to delivering high-quality emergency care to Southeast Tennessee and look forward to a successful partnership."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 19 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's more than 9,800 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to more than 860 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 46 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 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 Team Health
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