KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, a leading physician practice in the U.S., announced the appointment of Joseph T. "Jody" Crane, M.D., MBA, as the company's chief medical officer effective May 1, 2019.
"Dr. Jody Crane is a proven leader with a successful track record of enhancing clinical and operational performance and data analytic initiatives. His expertise in these areas has allowed us to respond to industry headwinds by driving efficiencies for TeamHealth and our valued acute and post-acute partners," said Leif Murphy, TeamHealth president and CEO. "As our CMO, Dr. Crane will help us advance our prime tenets of clinical quality, patient safety and performance improvement."
"I am honored to serve as TeamHealth's chief medical officer, and I look forward to working with our excellent clinical teams to advance clinical quality, patient safety and performance improvement initiatives. Through these initiatives, we will improve health care for patients, clinicians and our hospital partners," said Dr. Crane.
Most recently, Dr. Crane served as chief clinical officer of emergency medicine at TeamHealth. Prior to joining TeamHealth, Dr. Crane was a principal and owner of X32 Healthcare, a leading emergency department performance improvement consulting practice.
A leading national expert in emergency department operations, Dr. Crane has led health care and emergency department improvement efforts on six continents with hundreds of organizations. Dr. Crane is on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the University of Tennessee's Physician Executive MBA program.
In conjunction with Dr. Crane's appointment, TeamHealth is expanding the chief medical officer structure to maximize support across all clinical service lines by using data analytics to enhance quality, safety and performance improvement. Ethan Bachrach, M.D., MBI, will serve as chief medical informatics officer and oversee clinical informatics, risk management initiatives and value-based programs. Rob Strauss, M.D., will serve as chief medical training officer and responsible for clinical leadership programs, continuing medical education and residency relations.
At TeamHealth, our purpose is to perfect the practice of medicine, every day, in everything we do. We are proud to be the leading physician practice in the U.S., driven by our commitment to quality and safety and supported by our world-class operating team. To improve the experience of our physicians and advanced practice clinicians, we empower clinicians to act on what they believe is right, free clinicians from distractions so they can focus on patient care, invest in learning and development to promote growth in the clinical field and foster an environment where continuous improvement is a shared priority. Through our more than 16,000 affiliated healthcare professionals and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, obstetrics, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,100 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. 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 TeamHealth 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 TeamHealth Holdings, Inc. All such providers exercise independent clinical judgment when providing patient care. TeamHealth Holdings, Inc., does not have any employees, does not contract with providers and does not practice medicine.