KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth has expanded its Alabama presence through the acquisition of certain assets of Alabama ER Administrative Services, PC (AERAS) and by partnering with the physicians of ER Med, LLC, the physician groups that provided services to the emergency departments of Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center East and Prattville Baptist Hospital in Montgomery, Ala. On November 1, TeamHealth commenced services for these emergency departments that care for approximately 125,000 patients annually.
"TeamHealth provides the infrastructure and administrative support necessary to enhance quality and efficiencies in the ED," said John Moorehouse, MD, AERAS and ER Med president and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Baptist Health. "The collaborative relationship between our physicians and TeamHealth will benefit the entire emergency department staff resulting in a boost in customer service and improvement in our ability to recruit and sustain emergency physicians for the community."
"This partnership will help build on the success in our emergency departments and achieve even higher levels of clinical care and patient service," said Russell Tyner, CEO for Baptist Health. "TeamHealth will offer the tools we need so we can better serve our patients, our medical staff, and our community."
"We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Baptist Health and the physicians of AERAS and ER Med," said David Grinbergs, DO, FACEP, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine president. "We share their commitment to supporting the hospital system's goals and creating a physician-led culture that enhances physicians' ability to deliver high-quality emergency care to the Montgomery community."
TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tenn.) (NYSE: TMH) is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 17 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's approximately 8,500 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.
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