KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth (www.teamhealth.com) expands its presence in Southwest Florida with the acquisition of Naples-based Emergency Physicians of Naples, LLC (EPN). Since January 2002, EPN has held an exclusive contract with NCH Healthcare System to staff the emergency facilities at the Downtown Naples Hospital, North Naples Hospital, and the Marco Healthcare Clinic. EPN also provides the staffing for two stand-alone urgent care clinics in Naples and Ave Maria, Fla. The practice cares for approximately 100,000 patients annually.
John P. Lewis, M.D., EPN's President and Chief Medical Officer, will continue to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for the practice and will also become a Regional Medical Officer for TeamHealth with responsibilities in the Naples area. Additionally, all of the physicians and physician assistants will remain with EPN.
"Our group is excited to become a part of TeamHealth because both organizations share the same values and vision," states Dr. Lewis. "We believe this partnership will improve our practice and enhance our ability to deliver better care to the patients in our community."
"We were attracted to the EPN practice because their commitment to patient care and service excellence is closely aligned with TeamHealth's, and we were also impressed with the clinical and leadership caliber of the physicians," states Lynn Massingale, M.D., FACEP, Executive Chairman, TeamHealth. "As evidence of their commitment to the NCH Healthcare System, two of the physicians serve on its board of directors and chair other committees within the system. We are equally proud to add the prestigious NCH Healthcare System to our list of clients. We look forward to working with EPN's emergency physicians and physician assistants, as well as the NCH Healthcare System, to serve the emergent and urgent care needs of the Naples and Collier County communities."
Founded in 1979, TeamHealth is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. Through its six principal service lines located in 12 regional sites, TeamHealth's more than 6,100 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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