-- TeamHealth Executive Serves on National Board
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) announced the re-election of Stacy Goldsholl, MD, as an officer of its national board. Dr. Goldsholl, president of Knoxville-based TeamHealth Hospital Medicine, is serving her second consecutive term as a member of the board of directors of SHM, the premier medical society that represents hospitalists. Hospital medicine is the fastest-growing medical specialty in the U.S., and its primary focus is the care of hospitalized patients. The number of hospitalists is projected to grow from 20,000 to 30,000 by the end of the decade.
Dr. Goldsholl is a recognized leader in the field and an advocate for quality and performance in hospital medicine. With more than a decade of hospitalist experience, she has served as chair of the SHM's Benchmarks and Productivity Task Force, served as faculty for the society's practice management course, attended the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Safety Officer Executive Development Program, and participated as a fellow in Harvard Medical School's Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice. She is an accomplished speaker and is frequently published in healthcare publications.
As president of TeamHealth Hospital Medicine, a division of TeamHealth, Dr. Goldsholl provides national leadership and oversight for the division and is responsible for all aspects of TeamHealth's hospital medicine business. TeamHealth began its first hospital medicine contract in 1993 and is now affiliated with more than 500 hospitalists serving about 100 client hospitals. TeamHealth Hospital Medicine is one of the nation's largest hospital medicine groups.
"I am proud to be able to participate in the organization that is bearing out the value that hospital medicine can bring as a solution to the healthcare crisis by improving the cost and quality of care to our nation's inpatients," said Dr. Goldsholl.
Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Goldsholl completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also received a Doctor of Medicine with Honors. In addition to SHM, she is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Founded in 1979, TeamHealth is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. TeamHealth is affiliated with over 5,900 healthcare professionals who provide emergency medicine, radiology, hospital medicine, urgent care and pediatric staffing and management services to over 560 civilian and military hospitals, surgical centers and clinics in 45 states. For more information about TeamHealth, visit http://www.teamhealth.com.
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