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Searching for Middle Ground

City and healthcare leaders continue searching for the best way to care for Nashville's most at-risk citizens.

Matthew Walker: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community

Matthew Walker, Tennessee's first federally qualified health center, is celebrating 50 years of service in 2018.

Of Legends and Legacy

The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame celebration at Belmont University serves as an annual reminder of the depth and breadth of industry expertise that originates from this state to impact healthcare on a national and globa...

Profiles

The Crossroads of People & Medicine

The Crossroads of People & Medicine

Metzl brings unique perspective to study of humanities and medicine

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Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Six healthcare luminaries were recently inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.

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Business

Searching for Middle Ground

Searching for Middle Ground

City and healthcare leaders continue searching for the best way to care for Nashville's most at-risk citizens.

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Matthew Walker: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community

Matthew Walker: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Community

Matthew Walker, Tennessee's first federally qualified health center, is celebrating 50 years of service in 2018.

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Mark Your Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

Working in the hectic pace that accompanies healthcare, it's easy to feel overscheduled and short on time. But sometimes the best thing you can do is make time for a meeting.

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Tax Reform is Here ... Proceed with Caution

Tax Reform is Here ... Proceed with Caution

What exactly does the new tax law mean for individuals, medical practices, and healthcare businesses? Even the experts aren't fully sure just yet.

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Of Legends and Legacy

Of Legends and Legacy

The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame celebration at Belmont University serves as an annual reminder of the depth and breadth of industry expertise that originates from this state to impact healthcare on a national and global scale.

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Busy Weekend: Tax Bill Reaction, CVS & Aetna

The first weekend of December was a busy one as the Senate passed tax reform and CVS and Aetna announced a planned merger.

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Events

Jan. 20: Former Philadelphia Eagles' Jon Dorenbos To Speak At 11TH Annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Society Gala

Jon Dorenbos, former long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles and performing magician, is the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Saint Thomas Rutherford Society Gala on January 20, 2018.

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Feb. 17: No Show Ball, Benefitting End Slavery Tennessee

Feb. 17: No Show Ball, Benefitting End Slavery Tennessee

Get a lovely meal for TWO and a bottle of wine delivered right to your door for just $75 ($55 tax deductible) or for $100 ($75 tax deductible) you get the VIP package.

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MARCH 16 - 17, 2018: SAVE THE DATES TEDx Nashville

Saturday, March 16th and 17th, TEDxNashville will host our ninth-annual event at TPAC.

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Clinical

TDH Addresses State's Opioid Epidemic

TDH Addresses State's Opioid Epidemic

TDH is working collaboratively to turn the tide on Tennessee's opioid epidemic

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Social Media: A Public Health Threat?

Social Media: A Public Health Threat?

There is an increasing concern among public health professionals over the link between social media use and an increase in anxiety and depression.

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The Impact of Behavior on Health Status in the Southeast

The Impact of Behavior on Health Status in the Southeast

United Health Foundation's annual America's Health Rankings® report explores state rankings on 35 health measures. How did Tennessee fare?

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A Servant's Heart

A Servant's Heart

When the need is great, nurses are often the first to volunteer.

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March of Dimes Honors Outstanding Middle Tennessee Nurses at Annual Gala

March of Dimes Honors Outstanding Middle Tennessee Nurses at Annual Gala

Nashville Medical News is honored to serve as media sponsor for the annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. We salute the winners and all the nominees for their dedication in caring for our community.

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TNA Names Tina Gerardi Executive Director

TNA Names Tina Gerardi Executive Director

The new TNA director embraces move to Nashville, new role as head of state association

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Actively Retired: Catching up with Sharon Adkins

Actively Retired: Catching up with Sharon Adkins

Sometimes, you just know when it's time. Such was the case for Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN, who retired from her role as executive director of the Tennessee Nurses Association Sept. 29.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Judge Rules Against AHA on 340B Cuts

Judge Rules Against AHA on 340B Cuts

A judge has ruled CMS may move forward with planned cuts to the 340B program and that the American Hospital Association must wait until those cuts go into effect to launch a challenge.

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New Suicide Reconsideration Law Addresses Opioid Crisis

New Suicide Reconsideration Law Addresses Opioid Crisis

The opioid abuse epidemic in Tennessee is tragically leaving Tennessee medical examiners with a tough call in determining manner of death.

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CMS proposes policies to lower the cost of prescription drugs and combat the opioid crisis

The proposed rule eliminates administrative hurdles to providing more affordable prescription drugs and will allow Medicare to combat opioid overprescribing and abuse.

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Research

Vanderbilt Takes Investigational New Drug From Bench To Bedside

Vanderbilt Takes Investigational New Drug From Bench To Bedside

Patients with serious brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia could benefit from an investigational new drug (IND) that has received notification from the FDA that testing in humans may proceed after more than 10 years of research by scientists at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Grand Rounds

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Launches Totect®

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Launches Totect®

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

Vanderbilt Leads International Effort to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

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

Saint Thomas, Little Clinic Form Alliance

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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