TeamHealth Expands West Virginia Presence
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 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 Salutis Emergency Specialists, PLLC. Based in Martinsburg, W. Va., Salutis Emergency Specialists manages and staffs the hospital emergency department for University Healthcare, Berkeley Medical Center (formerly City Hospital), which provides emergency care for approximately 54,000 patients annually. TeamHealth began providing services for the hospital’s emergency department on March 1, 2014.
“Our physicians and advanced practice clinicians have proudly provided quality emergency care for the Martinsburg community for more than 20 years,” said Daryl LaRusso, MD, managing agent of Salutis Emergency Specialists. “Our partnership with TeamHealth will allow us to continue providing great care while gaining the necessary infrastructure and support to withstand extraordinary changes to our nation’s healthcare system.”
“At Berkeley Medical Center, we are committed to providing excellent patient-centered care and fostering mutual respect and teamwork among all emergency department team members,” said Anthony P. Zelenka, president and COO, University Healthcare Berkeley Medical Center. “The partnership between Salutis Emergency Specialists and TeamHealth will build on our emergency department’s success, allowing us to continue our focus on performance improvement and patient care excellence.”
“Salutis Emergency Specialists and Berkeley 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 the Martinsburg and surrounding communities and look forward to a successful partnership.”
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 approximately 9,700 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, specialty hospitalist and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 860 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.
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