KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth has expanded its Ohio presence through the acquisition of the operations of North Central Emergency Associates, LLC, the group that manages and staffs the hospital emergency departments for Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio, and The Bellevue Hospital in Bellevue, Ohio. Fisher-Titus Medical Center cares for approximately 27,000 emergency patients annually, and The Bellevue Hospital cares for approximately 16,000 emergency patients annually. "We look forward to a partnership with TeamHealth that will help us advance care for the patients and families we serve," said John Parente, DO, president of North Central Emergency Associates. "The organization offers a proven ability to provide physicians and advanced practice clinicians with the necessary infrastructure and tools to improve operations and, ultimately, patient care." "We are pleased to welcome North Central Emergency Associates to TeamHealth," said Oliver Rogers, president of TeamHealth Hospital Based Services. "We are dedicated to enhancing the providers' ability to deliver high-quality emergency care to the Norwalk and Bellevue communities." About TeamHealthTeamHealth ( Knoxville, Tenn.) (NYSE: TMH) is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 18 affiliated regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's approximately 8,900 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.