Spectrum’s CMO Shares Thoughts on Clinical Leadership during COVID-19
St. Louis – Spectrum Healthcare Resources, Inc. (Spectrum) leadership and administrative teams continue to meet regularly to discuss the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and how it affects clinicians across the organization.
“Authenticity, transparency and remaining engaged is critical when coping with any crisis,” Dr. James Boehlke, Chief Medical Officer explains, “At Spectrum, we have a wealth of resources available to our clinicians in the field including real-time surveillance of the pandemic’s progress, methods to limit its spread and proven medical approaches in providing patient care during this time.”
In early July, Spectrum launched an internal communication platform through Zenith as a way to remain connected with staff. A channel has been designated to COVID-19 case variations, vaccine development and continuing medical education opportunities related to the virus. These resources help to create a knowledgeable clinical workforce and foster higher positive patient outcomes amid COVID-19.
“As a clinician, keeping a positive attitude while remaining vigilant is crucial in treating patients and managing their care” Dr. Boehlke states, “As the situation continues to fluctuate, challenges may grow in complexity, but we are confident that the measures Spectrum and our parent company, TeamHealth, have in place will continue to prove helpful to us and the patients we serve.”
Spectrum Healthcare Resources® (Spectrum) was established in 1988 to deliver systems, programs and processes designed to meet the unique needs of Military, government and VA Health Systems. Spectrum is the leading organization that provides physician and clinical staffing and program management services to United States Military Treatment Facilities, VA clinics and other Federal Agencies through various contracting vehicles. Spectrum provides responsive, innovative services producing proven, value-added results as defined by our customer.
In addition to our own extensive capabilities, Spectrum is able to augment its own resources with the reach and scope of our parent company, TeamHealth. Through 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.
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.
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