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TeamHealth Announces Eight New Clinical Outsourcing Contracts

Company reports unprecedented growth in 2007

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, the nation's largest provider of hospital-based clinical outsourcing, announced today that it has initiated staffing and management services for eight hospitals during December 2007 and January 2008. These contracts represent five emergency department (ED) and three hospital medicine programs in seven states.

TeamHealth will provide emergency department staffing and management services to:

Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, W.V.;

Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn.;

The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.;

Glades General Hospital in Belle Glades, Fla.; and

Dublin Methodist Hospital in Dublin, Ohio.

Combined, the EDs at these facilities see approximately 176,600 patients a year.

TeamHealth will provide hospital medicine services to:

Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge, Ga.;

Metrowest Medical Center in Natick, Mass.; and

O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio.

These hospitals combined have approximately 4,600 patient admissions annually.

"We are pleased to have been selected by these fine hospitals, which share our commitment to exceptional patient care," said Mike Shea, senior vice president, business development and marketing for TeamHealth. "As part of TeamHealth's national network, these facilities will be able to take advantage of our recruiting expertise, award-winning patient safety programs, customer satisfaction seminars, operational improvement programs and leadership development courses for medical directors."

These new contracts conclude a stellar year of growth for TeamHealth. During 2007, the organization added a remarkable 44 new contracts to its client base. Additionally, during the same time period, 912 new physicians -- 226 of whom were recently graduated residents -- and 559 physician assistants and nurse practitioners chose to join TeamHealth.

"Our growth in 2007 demonstrates that our customers continue to recognize the value TeamHealth brings to them," states Lynn Massingale, MD, FACEP, founder and CEO, TeamHealth. "We appreciate the votes of confidence in our model, and we look forward to delivering on our promises to the facilities that joined us in 2007 as well as to those that have been with us for three decades."

About TeamHealth

Founded in 1979, TeamHealth is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. TeamHealth is affiliated with more than 6,000 healthcare professionals who provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, radiology, teleradiology, urgent care and pediatric staffing and management services to over 600 civilian and military hospitals, clinics and physician groups in 45 states. For more information about TeamHealth, visit or call 800.818.1498.

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