KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced the appointment of Miles S. Snowden, M.D., MPH, as the company's chief medical officer effective September 15, 2014. Dr. Snowden is replacing Gar LaSalle, M.D., who retired from this position earlier this year.
"TeamHealth's CMO plays a critical role in improving the overall quality of patient care provided by our affiliated physicians and advanced practice clinicians," said Lynn Massingale, M.D., FACEP, TeamHealth co-founder and chairman of the board. "After an extensive nationwide search, we selected Dr. Snowden for his successful track record in improving patient outcomes and commitment to developing the health of communities." "I am honored to have been selected to serve as TeamHealth's chief medical officer, and I look forward to working with this successful leadership team to continue the company's advancement of quality patient care," said Dr. Snowden. "I bring to this position my fervent belief that all healthcare stakeholders can be similarly benefited through thoughtful leadership, innovation, and consultation." With 30 years of clinical leadership experience, Dr. Snowden is a strategic advisor and innovator for physicians, hospitals, and payers seeking successful development and participation in new business models. In his most recent position as CMO for Optum, the health services division of UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Snowden provided clinical oversight of the company's development and distribution of healthcare technology, services, and consulting designed to assist Optum's physician, hospital, life sciences, government, and payer clients in making informed healthcare decisions, preventing illness, gaining operational efficiency, and maximizing financial performance. As a member of the executive clinical leadership team of UnitedHealth Group, he represented the enterprise in industry venues, as well as with leaders of organized medicine, clients, regulators, legislators, and investors. Prior to this role, Dr. Snowden led national clinical product development, delivery, and consulting for the commercial business with United Healthcare while concurrently leading the company's southeast region client management organization.