January 2022 Machias and Calais – DECH and CCH are now partnering with TeamHealth, a leading physician services organization, to provide emergency medicine services. Through this partnership, TeamHealth will become the employer of emergency department clinicians and will collaborate with the clinical teams of both hospitals to maximize operational efficiency. TeamHealth will also assume clinical oversight responsibilities of both emergency departments.

President and CEO, Steve Lail, on the partnership with TeamHealth, “Knowing that TeamHealth will provide us with specialized expertise, while handling the staffing and oversight of our Emergency Departments, allows us to concentrate on operational and strategic plans of both hospitals.  We look forward to working with them to provide excellent care to the people of Washington County”.

Founded in 1979, TeamHealth has a more than 40-year history of delivering high quality care across community-based stand-alone hospitals and regional health systems like ours.  They have strong state-wide and regional presence in both emergency medicine and hospital medicine with a metric-driven, data-based approach to operational and clinical excellence that ensures quality care and an outstanding patient experience. They have a national recruiting and clinician pipeline that ensures the long-term stability of our emergency department teams and the have programs and initiatives to ensure high clinician engagement and retention and reduce clinician burnout and improve clinician wellness and resiliency (the average TeamHealth emergency medicine medical director tenure is more than 12 years). Through its vast network of service offerings and best practices, TeamHealth offers extensive resources and unparalleled support for physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

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