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TeamHealth Receives UnitedHealth Group's Apex Award
Date:12/20/2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TMH), received a 2010 Apex Award for enhancing its "LiveWell" company wellness program.

The Apex Award, an honor given by health and well-being company UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), is presented to employers in recognition of exceptionally innovative solutions to healthcare challenges.

LiveWell was created to help TeamHealth employees adopt healthier lifestyles and reduce their medical costs. TeamHealth was one of seven organizations in the nation to receive the award.

TeamHealth developed a new strategy that includes an online health risk assessment linking employees to appropriate exercise, nutrition and weight-loss programs and information. The new LiveWell website offers expanded disease management programs for employees with diabetes, asthma and cardiac conditions, as well as information on how to access biometric screenings and flu shots.

Since the launch of the enhanced wellness program, 160 employees have stopped smoking through the tobacco-cessation program, and more than 80 percent of eligible women have participated in the healthy pregnancy program.

"As a company, we're committed to educating our employees on ways to stay healthy," said Greg Roth, Chief Executive Officer at TeamHealth. "Last year we evaluated our current wellness program and decided to make some changes to increase employee participation. With employees scattered across 45 states, and some of them without Internet access during the day, we faced some challenges communicating information about the direct effects of unhealthy lifestyle choices on their personal medical costs as well as those being absorbed by TeamHealth."

"These efforts have TeamHealth on track to meet our long-term goals to maintain a healthy work force and reduce healthcare costs," said Roth. "We will continue to provide support to our employees and their family members to further emphasize our culture of good health."

Now in its sixth year, the Apex Awards program is sponsored by UnitedHealth Group. UnitedHealth Group employer customers are eligible to apply for an Apex Award, and an independent judging panel composed of leaders from across the healthcare industry, including the previous year's winners, selects the winners based on employers' innovative approaches to specific healthcare challenges.

About TeamHealth

TeamHealth (Knoxville, Tenn.) (NYSE: TMH) was founded in 1979 and has become one of the largest suppliers of outsourced healthcare professional staffing and administrative services to hospitals and other healthcare providers in the United States. Through its seven principal service lines located in 14 regional sites, TeamHealth's more than 5,500 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 540 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 45 states. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 millions people worldwide. Visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com for more information.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements and information contained herein that are not historical facts and that reflect the current view of Team Health Holdings, Inc.  (the "Company") about future events and financial performance are hereby identified as "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Some of these statements can be identified by terms and phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "continue," "could," "should," "may," "plan," "project," "predict" and similar expressions.  The Company cautions  that such "forward looking statements," including without limitation, those relating to the Company's future business prospects, revenue, working capital, professional liability expense, liquidity, capital needs, interest costs and income, wherever they occur in this or in other statements attributable to the Company, are necessarily estimates reflecting the judgment of the Company's senior management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the "forward looking statements."  Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to current or future government regulation of the healthcare industry, exposure to professional liability lawsuits and governmental agency investigations, the adequacy of insurance coverage and insurance reserves, as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update "forward looking statements" herein to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes to future operating results over time.


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