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Bob Barrett

HighPoint Health System Market Chief Financial Officer Bob Barrett has been named "CFO of the Year" by LifePoint Health®. The award is given annually to one CFO within LifePoint's network of more than 70 hospitals who best exemplifies the company's core values of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, compassion, and ethical and legal compliance.

Franklin-based predictive analytics and cash flow valuations technology company Healthcare TTU, which was founded by Pearson Talbert and Chris Birk, has been chosen for participation in the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars.

Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital have received a three-star rating, the highest possible, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for overall quality regarding two heart procedures: isolated coronary artery bypass surgery or graft (CABG) and isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR). The ratings are particularly noteworthy because just 21 of 1,024 participants in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database received the highest possible rating for both isolated CABG and isolated AVR. Additionally, three-star ratings were awarded to just 9.55% of the participants for isolated CABG and just 7.48% of the participants for isolated AVR.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among the top hospitals in the United States performing liver transplants, according to a recent report published in the American Journal of Transplantation. Vanderbilt performed 149 adult liver transplants between July 2015 and June 2016 (FY16). The volume ranks the center at No. 4 in the nation based on data released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

TekLinks has announced Cisco has renewed the company's Gold Certification, Master Collaboration Specialization, and Cloud and Managed Services Master Specialization. Only 156 U.S. companies are Cisco Gold Certified. There are 80 Master Collaboration Partners in the country and 53 Cloud and Managed Services Master partner.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recognized TriStar Health, an HCA affiliate, for working with local organizations to help save more lives through screening for colorectal cancer.

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Saint Thomas Health Opens City's First In-Hospital Birthing Center

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Last month, Saint Thomas Health opened The Birthing Center at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

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Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Launches Totect®

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Nashville-based Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Clinigen Group plc, based in the U.K., recently announced the promotional launch of Totect® (dexrazoxane hydrochloride), in the United States.

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Vanderbilt Leads International Effort to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international effort to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would protect everyone against all strains of the flu anywhere in the world.

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Saint Thomas, Little Clinic Form Alliance

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Late last month, Saint Thomas Health announced a clinically integrated alliance with The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., to offer extended patient access to healthcare throughout Middle Tennessee.

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Quick Takes & Updates

Quick Takes & Updates

Late last month, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center broke ground on a $10.5 million Emergency Room expansion. This project will include a behavioral health unit and a clinical decision unit.

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Horrar Named Medical Facilities America CEO

Robert Horrar has been named president and CEO of Franklin-based medical facilities and hospital management firm Medical Facilities of America.

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Denness Takes Global Healthcare Lead at North Highland

Denness Takes Global Healthcare Lead at North Highland

Following the departure of longtime healthcare expert Fletcher Lance who has moved to VUMC, North Highland has announced Richard Denness will take on the role of healthcare global lead and managing director.

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Ginn Named Amedisys CFO

Scott Ginn has been promoted to chief financial officer for home health and hospice provider Amedisys.

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Bass Berry Adds Five

Last month, Bass Berry & Sims added five attorneys to the firm's Nashville office, including two focused on healthcare. Elaine C. Naughton and Brianna R. Powell will both provide healthcare regulatory counsel.

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BlueCross Promotions

BlueCross Promotions

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Todd Ray to a role as senior vice president of its Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement programs.

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THA Elects New Board at Annual Meeting

The Tennessee Hospital Association membership elected its board of directors for 2018 at its annual meeting in Nashville last month.

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Saint Thomas CON Approval

Saint Thomas CON Approval

The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency has approved two CON requests by Saint Thomas Health.

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Giving Back

Village Crest Family Dental in Smyrna provided free dental services to 68 area residents as Part of Free Dentistry Day in mid-September.

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Buying & Selling

Last month, Community Health Systems, Inc. announced completion of the sale of 103-bed Weatherford Regional Medical Center in Weatherford, Texas, and its associated assets to subsidiaries of HCA Healthcare.

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Kleinpell Named Assistant Dean at VUSN

Kleinpell Named Assistant Dean at VUSN

Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, an internationally recognized nurse researcher, scholar and educator, recently joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) as assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship and professor of Nursing.

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Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial Opens Hematology/Oncology & Stem Cell Transplant Unit

At the end of September, The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial celebrated the grand opening of its new, dedicated pediatric hematology/oncology and stem cell transplant unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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VICC, GenomOncology Unveil New Cancer Clinical Trial Search Tool

Clinicians, investigators and cancer patients now have access to a new online search tool that provides more detailed information about clinical research trials available for cancer patients.

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CHS Announces Portacci's Retirement

Franklin-based Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced in late October that Division President Michael Portacci will retire Dec. 1, 2017.

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HealthStar Patent for Electronic Visit Verification Technology

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued Knoxville-based to HealthStar LLC Founder and CEO Dr. Ed Breazeale, MD, patent patent No. 9,740,823 for the underlying technology used by HealthStar Visit, the company's Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solution.

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