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BCBST Helps People Get Outdoors


 

In an effort to get more Tennesseans outdoors and active, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has partnered with RootsRated Media to share 250 local Tennessee destinations and articles as part of a comprehensive guide to outdoor activities across the entire state. Users can select activities including bicycling, climbing, hiking, fishing, and camping and then type in city and state for information on difficulty level, fees, and what makes it unique. The information is available through RootsRated.com.

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3+3 = More Primary Care Physicians

3+3 = More Primary Care Physicians

Leaders from Meharry Medical College and Middle Tennessee State University recently signed an agreement to develop an accelerated pathway where aspiring physicians could complete an undergraduate degree and medical degree in six years through a fast-track program with select, high-ability students spending three years at each institution.

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VUMC Partners with Walgreens

Last month, Walgreens and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced that a subsidiary of VUMC would operate and provide all clinical services at 14 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across Middle Tennessee.

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The Little Clinic Collaborates with Results Physiotherapy

In other retail health clinic news, The Little Clinic, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., has collaborated with Results Physiotherapy to offer patients additional treatment solutions for a wide variety of conditions and injuries with a collective commitment to help patients live pain-free without prescription opioid medications.

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AdamsPlace Opens New Memory Care Unit

AdamsPlace Opens New Memory Care Unit

Last month, AdamsPlace celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new 13,469 square-foot Memory Care Center.

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State Epidemiologist Wins National Honor

State Epidemiologist Wins National Honor

Tim Jones, MD, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists' Pumphandle Award.

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Saint Thomas Health Files CON for Rutherford County

Last month, Saint Thomas Health filed a Certificate of Need application to expand services in order to meet anticipated healthcare needs of the growing Rutherford County population.

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Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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Pal to Lead VICC Cancer Health Disparities Program

Pal to Lead VICC Cancer Health Disparities Program

Clinical geneticist Tuya Pal, MD, has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as associate director of Cancer Health Disparities. Pal also has been named an associate professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) School of Medicine and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research.

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Eckstein Named Shareholder with LBMC Transaction Advisory Services

Eckstein Named Shareholder with LBMC Transaction Advisory Services

LBMC, one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms, recently announced Andrew C. Eckstein has been named shareholder, helping lead the firm's Transaction Advisory Services Practice.

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Activate Health Opens Nashville Office

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Wishes Granted

Wishes Granted

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recently received a $1.22 million grant to support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students who plan to become nursing faculty. The award brings the funds the school has received for the program since 2008 to $7.3 million.

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Arteaga Leaving Vanderbilt

Arteaga Leaving Vanderbilt

Renowned physician-scientist Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies, director of the Breast Cancer Research Program and associate director for Clinical Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate dean of Oncology Programs at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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Climer Joins Jarrard

Rebecca Climer, who retired from her role leading Saint Thomas Health's communications efforts for more than three decades, recently joined healthcare communications firm Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock. Climer will serve as an of-counsel advisor for the firm.

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TriStar Horizon Begins Neonatal ICU Construction

TriStar Horizon Begins Neonatal ICU Construction

In late June, TriStar Horizon in Dickson announced the start of construction for its neonatal intensive care unit to enhance the patient and family-centered care experience and meet the growing demand for services.

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HealthStream Makes Management Changes

Last month, Nashville-based HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce, patient experience, and provider solutions for the healthcare industry, announced several changes to the company's management team.

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Lovell Announces Staff Additions & Promotions

Nashville-based national healthcare marketing and public relations firm Lovell Communications recently welcomed Jessica Hopson as account supervisor and Laura Elkins as senior account executive.

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Byte Dental, Patterson Dental Partner

Nashville-based Byte Network Solutions, a leading dental technology provider, has partnered with Patterson Dental, one of North America's largest distributors of dental merchandise and technology, as the exclusive preferred provider for the greater Middle Tennessee area.

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Study Shows Antibiotics Effective for Treatment of Small Skin Infections

New multicenter research, which included Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

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Buying & Selling

Envision Physician Services has made several acquisitions over the past six weeks including Anesthesia Associates of New London, a Connecticut-based anesthesia physician group practice; Northside Emergency Associates, an emergency medicine physician group practice based in the Atlanta metropolitan area; and Infinity Healthcare, Inc., a multi-specialty physician group practice with more than 340 physicians and midlevel providers who deliver emergency and hospitalist medicine, anesthesia and radiology services to patients in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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March of Dimes, VUMC Partner on Group Prenatal Program

March of Dimes, VUMC Partner on Group Prenatal Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the March of Dimes, with the support of the Tennessee Department of Health and UnitedHealth Group, are working together to offer a new model of group prenatal care called Supportive Pregnancy Care® (SPC) to area women and babies.

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