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Joint Commission Awards TeamHealth Teleradiology Second Consecutive Gold Seal of Approval(TM)
Date:4/23/2009

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Teleradiology has earned its second consecutive Gold Seal of Approval(TM) from The Joint Commission, the company announced today.

"Organizations awarded this Gold Seal of Approval(TM) undergo a credible, rigorous evaluation that ensures innovative solutions are used for the most vexing safety and quality issues," said Michael Kulczycki, executive director of The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program.

A division of TeamHealth, the nation's largest provider of hospital-based clinical outsourcing, TeamHealth Teleradiology provides after-hours radiology coverage from board-certified, U.S.-based teleradiologists to hospitals, radiology groups, imaging centers and other healthcare providers.

"TeamHealth Teleradiology was awarded this second consecutive Gold Seal of Approval(TM) with no requirements for improvement, which is a significant accomplishment," said Alan Taylor, senior vice president of operations for TeamHealth Teleradiology. "Obtaining accreditation from The Joint Commission is an important part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing the high quality care we provide to our clients."

About The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of healthcare accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in healthcare organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 7,800 hospitals and home care organizations and more than 7,300 other healthcare organizations that provide long-term care, assisted living, behavioral healthcare, laboratory, and ambulatory care services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.

About TeamHealth Teleradiology

TeamHealth Teleradiology, a division of TeamHealth, has been providing after-hours radiology coverage since 1991. TeamHealth Teleradiology provides teleradiology coverage to a variety of facilities, including hospitals, radiology groups, and imaging centers. TeamHealth teleradiologists are all U.S.-based and board-certified. For more information about TeamHealth Teleradiology, visit www.thteleradiology.com or call 800.818.1498.

Founded in 1979, TeamHealth is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. Through its six principal service lines located in 12 regional sites, TeamHealth's more than 6,200 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, teleradiology, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to more than 550 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 46 states. For more information about TeamHealth, visit www.teamhealth.com or call 800.818.1498.


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