(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) September 2, 2014 – TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE:TMH), one of the nation’s largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced a merger with the operations of Trident Emergency Physicians (TEP) expanding its presence in Charleston, S.C., and its relationship with HCA Healthcare.

TEP is a 30-year-old physician practice that manages and staffs two emergency departments and two free-standing emergency departments within HCA’s Trident Health division, based in Charleston, S.C. The facilities include Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center, Moncks Corner and Centre Point Emergency, a free-standing emergency department scheduled to open in late October 2014. Combined, these facilities provide care for approximately 120,000 emergency patient visits annually. As a result of this relationship with TEP, TeamHealth began providing services at these facilities effective September 1, 2014.

“We are extremely excited about the prospect of joining an organization like TeamHealth,” said Karen Kriza, MD, managing partner, TEP. “By partnering with TeamHealth, we will have access to even greater resources backed by a robust infrastructure to better serve our patients and hospital clients as we work together to meet the emergency healthcare needs of the Charleston community.” “TEP is a practice of well-trained and well-respected emergency physicians with a strong reputation for quality care,” said Oliver Rogers, president of TeamHealth hospital based services. “This partnership extends TeamHealth’s footprint in Charleston, South Carolina, and furthers our relationship with HCA Healthcare.”  Read More…