TeamHealth announces $16 million expansion, 450 new jobs in Blount County

ALCOA (WATE) – Health care company TeamHealth announced Wednesday it is expanding billing operations at its Blount County facility and adding 450 full time jobs.

TeamHealth, which has been in Blount County for 18 years, will be adding the jobs in management, accounting, medical coding and billing specifically for the specialty of anesthesia by August 2015.

The company is leasing a new 40,000 square foot facility to be constructed at Base Pointe Business Park in Alcoa.

The expansion represents a $16.8 million investment by project developers.

TeamHealth is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States.

“It always says a lot to businesses around the country and world when a company like TeamHealth, with a great history in our state chooses to continue growing here,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. “We want to thank TeamHealth for this significant investment and creating 450 new jobs in Blount County. Today’s announcement is great news for our East Tennessee communities and brings us another step closer toward our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“This is another substantial investment by TeamHealth and we are happy that it has decided to continue to make Blount County its home,” said Ed Mitchell, Blount County Mayor. “This new facility, coupled with its existing building in Base Pointe, only lends credence to the knowledge that this community is a solid place for continued development.”

More online: TeamHealth Careers

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