KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, a leading clinician services organization, announced today that Dan Collard will join the company as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Growth Officer. In this new role, Collard will be responsible for TeamHealth's business development efforts, marketing and communications activities and client retention processes. Additionally, Collard will partner with TeamHealth's group presidents to oversee its national contract relationships and also play a key role in the company's ongoing leadership development programs.
Leif Murphy, TeamHealth President and CEO, said, "While at Studer Group, Dan assisted complex health systems, academic medical centers and numerous independent hospitals implement strategies and tactics that led to higher quality care provided at a lower cost."
Murphy added, "Dan's commitment to operations excellence and his balanced focus on quality, engagement and creating new leaders complement perfectly TeamHealth's core values of clinical quality and patient safety. I am delighted to welcome Dan to TeamHealth."
"With a nearly 40-year history, TeamHealth is a proven leader in the physician and clinician services space," Collard said. "I am thrilled to join the team and look forward to the opportunity to work alongside incredibly skilled clinicians and business leaders as we continue to build programs rooted in the highest standards of clinical quality and patient safety, clinician recruitment, engagement and retention and outstanding service for our hospital and post-acute partners."
Collard joins TeamHealth with more than 24 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as president of Press Ganey's Strategic Consulting and Advisory Division and as president and then CEO of EVOQmd. He spent 13 years at Studer Group as a senior leader, where he served organizations ranging from rural hospitals to complex health systems and academic medical centers. Prior to his time at Studer Group, Collard was a healthcare system operator with LifePoint Health. He completed his undergraduate studies in microbiology at Oklahoma State University and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
At TeamHealth, our purpose is to perfect our physicians' ability to practice medicine, every day, in everything we do. Through our more than 19,000 affiliated healthcare professionals and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic hospitalist, acute care surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospitalist, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,200 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. Our philosophy is as simple as our goal is singular: we believe better experiences for physicians lead to better outcomes—for patients, hospital partners and physicians alike. Join our team; we value and empower clinicians. Partner with us; we deliver on our promises. Learn more at www.teamhealth.com.
The term "TeamHealth" as used throughout this release includes Team Health Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated medical groups and providers, all of which are part of the TeamHealth organization. "Providers" are physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who are employed by or contract with subsidiaries or affiliated entities of Team Health Holdings, Inc. All such providers exercise independent clinical judgment when providing patient care. Team Health Holdings, Inc., does not have any employees, does not contract with providers and does not practice medicine.