KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth (NYSE: TMH), a leading physician services organization, names Steve Clifton executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary effective Sept. 14, 2015, and Eric Norman chief human resources officer effective Sept. 1, 2015.
As executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for TeamHealth, Clifton will provide counsel to TeamHealth's Board of Directors and clinical and administrative leadership. He will also direct and manage the legal functions of the organization, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and contractual compliance, partnerships and affiliations, and healthcare operations.
Prior to joining TeamHealth, Clifton most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel at Health Management Associates (HMA) and the vice president of legal operations at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Clifton received his bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University and his law degree from the University of Kentucky.
"For more than two decades, Steve has built an impressive track record of providing invaluable strategic and operational leadership at top-tier healthcare organizations," said Michael D. Snow, president and CEO of TeamHealth. "His extensive background in the healthcare industry will be instrumental in helping TeamHealth deliver value to our affiliated healthcare providers, client hospitals and administrative teams."
As chief human resources officer for TeamHealth, Norman will oversee and manage the organization's human resources (HR) infrastructure as it relates to talent acquisition and management, development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations for TeamHealth's more than 18,000 affiliated healthcare providers and administrative employees.
Prior to his time at TeamHealth, Norman served as the senior vice president of HR, senior vice president of sales operations and HR corporate business partners, vice president of HR for pharmaceutical distribution, and director of HR for Cardinal Health. Norman holds a bachelor's degree in human resources management from the University of Texas at San Antonio, is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has received his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
"With more than 25 years of human resources experience within the healthcare industry, Eric's new role as chief human resources officer will strengthen TeamHealth's reputation as a leading physician services organization," said Michael D. Snow, president and CEO. "His depth of experience, proven leadership abilities and visionary guidance will provide the platform for TeamHealth to better serve our affiliated clinicians and administrative employees in areas of talent management, development and employee relations."
TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tennessee) (NYSE: TMH) is a leading provider of physician and other clinical services for hospitals in the United States. Through its 21 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's more than 14,000 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 1,000 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. In 2015, TeamHealth was named among "The World's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune magazine and among "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" by Becker's Hospital Review. In 2014, TeamHealth was named among "America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes magazine. The term "TeamHealth" as used throughout this release includes TeamHealth and all of its related entities, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliated physicians and physician groups. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com.