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October 14, 2019

Tribal EM selects InStride to provide educational opportunities for its healthcare professionals


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SCOTTSDALE, AZ & LOS ANGELES, CA — October 14, 2019 — Employees of Tribal EM, an emergency medicine staffing agency that works with communities in need, can now pursue advanced degrees and credentials from high-quality universities through the global learning services enterprise, InStride, announced Dr. John Shufeldt, Chief Executive Officer of Tribal EM.

“At Tribal EM, we are dedicated to improving the delivery of medical care and creating stronger hospitals, healthier communities and happier healthcare providers,” said Shufeldt. “As a dedicated life-long learner myself, I know how important it is to invest in our employees’ continued development throughout their careers. We are thrilled to be partnering with InStride to ensure Tribal EM employees can obtain degrees and credentials from top universities.”

The opportunity to impact generational change is the driving mission of Tribal EM. Their goal is to work collaboratively with Federal and Tribal hospitals in order to implement changes that yield the highest and most efficient quality of care.

Tribal EM is a close-knit healthcare company founded in 2015 by Dr. John Shufeldt, a Board-Certified Physician, health care attorney and patient advocacy thought leader. With over thirty years of emergency medicine experience, he recognized the significant need for quality patient-centric healthcare in rural and underserved communities. Today, Tribal EM is an Emergency Department staffing and leadership company that works with both Federal and Tribal healthcare facilities.

“Given their rigorous travel schedules, Tribal EM’s unique employee base is a perfect fit for online learning,” said Vivek Sharma, CEO of InStride. “Dr. Shufeldt’s commitment to bettering communities through healthcare is inspiring and is well aligned with our mission to create individual and societal impact through the benefits of advanced degrees.”

Leading organizations are prioritizing the development of their people as a way of building long-term value and staying competitive. In August, the Business Roundtable, comprised of some of the nation’s foremost CEOs, announced their commitment to invest in their employees, citing the need for additional training and education. The executives also recognized the necessity of supporting the communities where they are based. These new corporate priorities signal the importance of InStride’s work to help visionary employers provide opportunities for their employees to advance their careers through transformative high-quality education.

In today’s global marketplace, the social and economic benefits of higher education are well-documented and include higher earnings and increased social mobility, greater civic participation and stronger health-related outcomes.


About InStride

InStride is a global learning services enterprise reinventing the education of today’s workforce by working with employers to provide opportunities for their employees to earn degrees and credentials from the highest-quality universities and colleges. Founded as a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU), U.S. News and World Report’s most innovative university, and The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by TPG, InStride is a public-benefit corporation that aims to become the indispensable human capital partner of organizations, helping them unlock the full potential of the university ecosystem and provide meaningful, life-changing impacts for their employees.

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