KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth has expanded its Arizona presence through the acquisition of Emergency Physicians Professional Association, Ltd., and Valley Emergency Physicians, Inc., groups that manage and staff five hospital emergency departments and two free-standing emergency care centers in Phoenix, Ariz., providing care to approximately 200,000 patients each year.
"For more than 35 years, our physicians and advanced practice clinicians have provided quality emergency care for thousands of patients in the Phoenix community," said Alan Schwartz, MD, president of Emergency Physicians Professional Association, Ltd. and Valley Emergency Physicians, Inc. "Our partnership with TeamHealth will elevate our level of service and innovation and enhance clinical care for the patients we serve."
"We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the physicians of Emergency Physicians Professional Association, Ltd., and Valley Emergency Physicians, Inc.," 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 Phoenix 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 18 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's approximately 8,600 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.