October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Spectrum’s Commitment to an All-Inclusive Workplace

St. Louis – SPECTRUM® Healthcare Resources (Spectrum) is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

“At Spectrum, we are committed to providing an all-inclusive company culture and value all perspectives, including those of individuals with disabilities,” said Vice President of Human Resources and Operations, Patti Franczak, “As an organization, it is critical that we remain engaged and informed on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Learn how you can support NDEAM by visiting the ODEP website: www.dol.gov/NDEAM.

Spectrum is a leading organization that provides program management and physician and clinical staffing services to United States military treatment facilities, Veterans Affairs clinics and federal agencies. We are dedicated to the markets we serve, leading our organization’s experience for almost three decades. In addition to our own extensive capabilities, Spectrum is able to augment with the reach and scope of our parent company, TeamHealth.

TeamHealth’s purpose is to perfect the practice of medicine, every day, in everything we do. We are proud to be the leading physician practice in the United States, driven by our commitment to quality and safety and supported by our world-class operating team. To improve the experience of our physicians and advanced practice clinicians, we empower clinicians to act on what they believe is right, free clinicians from distractions so they can focus on patient care, invest in learning and development to promote growth in the clinical field and foster an environment where continuous improvement is a shared priority. Through our approximately 16,000 affiliated healthcare professionals and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, obstetrics, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,000 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. Join our team; we value and empower clinicians. Partner with us; we deliver on our promises. Learn more at www.teamhealth.com.

The term “TeamHealth” as used throughout this release includes Team Health Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, affiliated medical groups and providers, all of which are part of the TeamHealth organization. “Providers” are physicians, advanced practice clinicians and other healthcare providers who are employed by or contract with subsidiaries or affiliated entities of Team Health Holdings, Inc. All such providers exercise independent clinical judgment when providing patient care. Team Health Holdings, Inc., does not have any employees, does not contract with providers and does not practice medicine.


Media Contact:

Sarah Bowe, Director of Human Resources

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