|Against All Odds|
Esther Eisenberg, MD, Leads in the Fight Against Infertility
Few diagnoses strike an emotional chord with patients quite like infertility. Unfortunately, the problem affects 10 percent of women ages 15 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
|Latest Change in Non-Compete Law Leaves Unanswered Questions|
To Which Contracts Does the Change Apply?
If there’s one thing businesses don’t like, it’s uncertainty. Yet uncertainty is what medical group practices and other entities that contract with physicians are faced with these days...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
Saint Thomas Debuts Fully-Integrated Neurosurgical Center
Saint Thomas Hospital is in the process of unveiling the Unity System, the first fully-integrated neurosurgical center in North America. Currently, the only other system similar to this one is in Singapore...
|Wall Street Weighs In on Healthcare 2012|
Analysts Share ‘Mixed Bag’ Views on Various Sectors
The Nashville Health Care Council’s annual panel discussion, Wall Street's View on Prospects for the Health Care Industry, attracted nearly 600 to the Nashville Convention Center last month to gain insight into top...
|A Decade of D.C. Delegations|
LHC Set for 10th Annual Trip March 21-22
Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, is finalizing plans for its 10th annual Delegation to Washington, D.C. on March 21-22...
|Compounding Healing Opportunities|
Health & Wellness Compounding Pharmacy“It all started when a customer — on his way out of the drugstore where I was working — waved at all the other types of products we carried and suggested that I...
|Hospital Non-Compete Statutes Inconsistent|
Lawyers Say Hospitals Have a Choice
All the changes in the last few years to Tennessee statutes regarding physician non-compete clauses have been perplexing, to say the least. Yet for non-competes imposed on physicians by hospitals,...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD
|March is National Athletic Training Month|
Wrap-up from Recent TATS Meeting
Each March, the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) and its state affiliates welcome the opportunity to increase awareness about the vital role their membership plays in...
|A Commitment to Safety & Quality|
Tennessee Center for Patient Safety Makes Strides Statewide
In 2007, the Tennessee Hospital Association established the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety with funding primarily from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation...
|Be Aware for Safe Care|
National Patient Safety Week Set for March 4-10
Each March, patient safety steps into the national spotlight during the annual awareness week. For providers across the country, however, the safe delivery of care is an ongoing battle day in and day out...
|A is for Access|
AHA Section advocates on behalf of women & children
Representing the nation’s hospitals, health systems and networks, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has long been a vocal advocate on numerous fronts ranging from health reform and the reevaluation of...
|Pain or Depression?|
Experts weigh in on chicken-or-egg controversy
Medical experts have attributed the startling trend of increased diagnoses regarding chronic pain and depression to an aging baby boomer generation enduring arguably the greatest economic fallout of our time...
Surviving cancer represents only one facet of disease’s consequences for young adults
When oncologists deliver the diagnosis of cancer to young adults, the overwhelming weight of the disease takes a toll on patients. The rush to treatment is immediate;...