KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth announced today its expanded presence in Virginia by partnering with Emergency Billing Group, LLC, (EBG) and Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, Va. Beginning July 1, 2012, TeamHealth began providing staffing and administrative services for the 43,000-visit emergency department (ED) at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville following an acquisition of certain assets of EBG. This facility, located due north of Greensboro, N.C., is the sole community hospital provider in Martinsville. EBG and its affiliated physicians have been providing ED staffing and administrative support services to Memorial Hospital for more than two decades.
"Our Emergency Department has caring physicians and nursing staff with excellent clinical skills," said Skip Philips III, CEO of Memorial Hospital. "The new relationship with TeamHealth will offer these professionals more access to expertise on efficiency and customer service from an organization that has worked with hundreds of hospitals around the country. We expect the transition to be seamless to our staff and the community."
"We see this as a collaboration that will help us build on the success in our Emergency Department, and achieve even higher levels of clinical care and patient service," said Bruce Mazurek, M.D., president of EBG and medical director of the ED at Memorial Hospital. "TeamHealth will offer us the tools we need so we can better serve our patients, our medical staff, and our community."
"We are excited about this opportunity with EBG and Memorial Hospital," said David Grinbergs, DO, FACEP, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine president. "Through this partnership we strengthen our commitment to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville by further supporting the hospital's goals and continuing a physician-led culture that enhances physicians' ability to deliver high-quality emergency care to the Martinsville community."
TeamHealth (NYSE : TMH ) is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its seven principal service lines located in 16 regional sites, TeamHealth's more than 7,700 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, anesthesia, hospital medicine, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to more than 750 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com. The term "TeamHealth" as used throughout this release includes Team Health, Inc., and all of its related entities, companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and affiliated provider groups.