KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth announced the expansion of its emergency medicine staffing services to Michigan through the acquisition of the operations of Tri-County Emergency Physicians, PC, the group that manages and staffs the hospital emergency department for Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, Mich., which provides emergency care for approximately 28,000 patients annually. TeamHealth will begin providing services for the hospital's emergency department on Aug. 1. "We are excited to partner with an organization that offers the necessary clinical and operational infrastructure to support a physician-led culture that puts patient care first," said Joe Bustamante, DO, partner in Tri-County Emergency Physicians and chief of staff for Memorial Healthcare. "We look forward to working with TeamHealth to achieve even higher levels of performance and care for the patients and families we serve." "The partnership between Memorial Healthcare and TeamHealth will help to advance our emergency department, allowing us to reach even higher levels of quality, safety and patient care," said Brian Long, FACHE, president and CEO of Memorial Healthcare. "TeamHealth will offer resources and tools to better serve our patients, our medical staff and our community." "We are pleased to expand TeamHealth's emergency department services in the Michigan market through this partnership with Memorial Healthcare and the emergency providers," said Oliver Rogers, president of TeamHealth Hospital Based Services. "We look forward to working with the exceptional physicians and advanced practice clinicians and providing the necessary support to continue delivering high-quality emergency care to the Owosso community." 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 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's more than 8,900 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to more than 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.