KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – TeamHealth today announced that Jody Crane, MD, Chief Medical Officer, was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Leaders of the Year. The full ranking can be found in the June 21st issue of Modern Healthcare.

The recognition program recognizes clinicians who work in the healthcare industry and who are considered by their peers and a panel of experts to be the most influential in terms of leadership and impact. Clinical leadership is needed now more than ever to advance evidence-based approaches that will mitigate the effects of the pandemic and address long-standing health inequalities made even more apparent by the crisis.

Dr. Crane’s work to streamline operations has prepared and prepared TeamHealth and its doctors for the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the direction of Dr. Crane, TeamHealth has been able to maintain high levels of clinical quality in the rapidly changing COVID environment. He supported and defended TeamHealth’s 16,000 affiliated doctors and doctors for advanced practice. He helped them survive the mental and physical demands of clinicians as they adapted to both decreasing volumes in certain locations and increasing volumes elsewhere while caring for critically ill patients affected by COVID-19.

Thanks to TeamHealth’s breadth of practice and the creation of a task force on emerging infectious diseases, Dr. Crane to share key insights and best practices with all health organizations across the country, seeking ways to improve diagnosis, treatment, surgery and safety of clinic staff.

In addition to coordinating these large-scale national measures, Dr. Crane continues to be clinically at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where he has been on the front lines and making a difference in his community.

“The class of the 50 Most Influential Clinician Executives in 2021 did not shy away from the challenges of caring for patient populations during a pandemic. They found inspiration in overcoming hurdles and fighting for quality care for their patients and staff, ”said Aurora Aguilar, Editor of Modern Healthcare.

About TeamHealth

At TeamHealth, our goal is to perfect medical practice every day in everything we do. We pride ourselves on being the leading medical practice in the United States, fueled by our commitment to quality and safety and supported by our world-class surgical team. To enhance the experience of our physicians and advanced practice clinicians, we empower clinicians to act on their opinions, free clinicians from distractions so they can focus on patient care, invest in learning and development to grow the clinical space promote and encourage an environment where continuous improvement is a shared priority. With around 16,000 affiliated medical specialists and doctors for advanced practice, TeamHealth offers around 3,000 acute and post-acute facilities and groups of doctors nationwide. Learn more at

For information on the awards program for Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Leaders, please contact:

Jodi Sniegocki Kerhulas
Director of Education and Events