East Stroudsburg, PA – Pocono Medical Center (PMC) demonstrated its commitment to exceptional patient care by partnering with TeamHealth, one of the nation’s leading providers of Emergency Department and Hospital Medicine staffing and management services. Under this integrated arrangement, TeamHealth will manage a core group of community-based emergency physicians who will be dedicated to providing world-class care, close to home. There will be many familiar faces in both PMC’s emergency room and in the hospital. We are pleased that the majority of the existing emergency and hospitalist physicians have chosen to remain with TeamHealth, providing continuity of service and an ongoing commitment to the community.
“TeamHealth clearly embraces our mission and vision for this community and they will offer us robust quality and performance improvement programs, physician and leadership development programs, as well as a formalized risk management program to ensure the highest levels of patient safety for our patients and region,” said Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. Under this integrated model, TeamHealth will also oversee the Hospital Medicine Program. A core team of hospitalist physicians will be responsible for managing the inpatient care of patients admitted to the hospital.
When the transition through TeamHealth occurs on August 1, patients will continue to be treated by high quality, locally based physicians while now benefitting from the numerous programs and services offered by TeamHealth. “We are excited about this opportunity to work in collaboration with hospital leadership, the medical staff, and the emergency department personnel to provide the East Stroudsburg community with efficient and high quality emergency department and hospitalist patient care,” states James George, M.D., President of TeamHealth East.
TeamHealth will also continue to work closely with all the dedicated members of our EMS community as this has always been a pillar of PMC’s program. There are plans to also introduce the TeamHealth providers to the community and they will continue to be engaged and supportive in community partnerships. To learn more about TeamHealth, please visit TeamHealth.com and go to PoconoHealthSystem.org to find out how PMC’s mission and vision is clearly focused on addressing your health care needs.