(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) Sept. 10, 2014 – TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE:TMH), one of the nation’s largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced the merger of the operations of Emergency Medicine Specialists (EMS) and its affiliated revenue cycle management and back-office support entity Midwest Emergency Services (MES) with TeamHealth. Based in metro Detroit, EMS manages and staffs emergency departments for Ascension Health and McLaren Health Care at the following eight area facilities: St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit; St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren; St. John Macomb-Oakland in Madison Heights; St. John River District in East China; St. John Medical Center Macomb Township in Macomb Township; McLaren Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant; McLaren Greater Lansing in Lansing; and McLaren Flint in Flint. As one of the oldest emergency physician groups in Michigan, EMS provides care for approximately 400,000 patients annually.

“We look forward to a partnership with TeamHealth that will help us continue to enhance the care for the patients and families we serve,” said James Fox, MD, vice president of EMS. “TeamHealth offers a proven ability to provide physicians and advanced practice clinicians with the necessary infrastructure and tools to meet the expanding needs and demands of the most advanced patient care.”

“We are pleased to further expand TeamHealth’s emergency department services in the Michigan market through this partnership with EMS,” said Oliver Rogers, president of TeamHealth Hospital Based Services. “We look forward to working with the exceptional physicians and advanced practice clinicians and providing the necessary support to continue delivering high-quality emergency care to the patients and families they serve.”  Read More…