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TeamHealth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Rogers, Announces Retirement; Mike Wiechart Named as Successor

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.)  April 11, 2017 - TeamHealth Holdings, Inc., a leading physician services organization, today announced the retirement of Oliver Rogers, executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer (COO), and the appointment of Mike Wiechart as the company’s new EVP and COO. Wiechart will join the company May 1. 

“Throughout his tenure, Oliver was instrumental in achieving unprecedented growth and client retention while improving operational efficiency and promoting innovation,” said Leif Murphy, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of TeamHealth. “With a career that spans four decades of healthcare management, Oliver’s leadership contributed significantly to TeamHealth’s success. We thank him for his loyal service to the company and wish him the very best as he retires.”  

“TeamHealth has a 38-year history of delivering excellent clinical care for patients and families and outstanding client service for its partners,” Rogers said. “It has been an honor to serve alongside the talented physicians, advanced practice clinicians and healthcare professionals at TeamHealth, and I am incredibly proud of the work we’ve achieved as a team.” 

Rogers added, “As Mike joins the team, I am confident the company’s forward momentum will continue as he works with our skilled clinicians and business experts to build upon a strong foundation of success.”

Wiechart offers nearly 30 years of healthcare management experience, most recently serving as founder and managing director of Sunergeo Health Partners, LLC. He formerly served as president and CEO of RCCH Healthcare Partners; vice chairman, president and CEO of Capella Healthcare; and senior vice president and COO of Capella Healthcare. Additionally, Wiechart served in various senior executive leadership roles for LifePoint Health, Province Healthcare Company and Hospital Corporation of America. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee. Currently, Wiechart is a doctoral candidate in health services administration at the University of Alabama - Birmingham School of Health Professions. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to TeamHealth,” Murphy said. “With his diverse background in healthcare operations and finance, Mike’s depth of experience, breadth of knowledge and proven leadership ability will advance our position as the market leader in clinical quality, patient safety, clinician engagement and client retention.”  

“I look forward to the opportunity to join the outstanding teams at TeamHealth as we continue to deliver the highest level of quality care and patient safety in the industry,” Wiechart said.”

About TeamHealth

At TeamHealth, our purpose is to perfect our physicians’ ability to practice medicine, every day, in everything we do. Through our approximately 20,000 affiliated physicians and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic hospitalist, acute care surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospitalist, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,300 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. Our philosophy is as simple as our goal is singular: we believe better experiences for physicians lead to better outcomes—for patients, hospital partners and physicians alike. Join our team; we value and empower clinicians. Partner with us; we deliver on our promises. Learn more at http://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.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding TeamHealth's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.