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Awards, Honors, Achievements

The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial has received accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) for its Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. The Children's Hospital received the accreditation for autologous transplantation, and allogenic transplantation, and immune effector cellular therapy, marrow and peripheral blood cellular therapy product collection and cellular therapy product processing with minimal manipulation.

Last month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center performed its 2,000th liver transplant, another milestone for one of the largest liver transplant programs in the Southeast. Launched in 1991, VUMC joins 11 programs in the United States that have performed more than 2,000 liver transplants.

Scott R. Mertie and Katie Reid of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC (KHC) were selected by the German American Chamber of Commerce® of the Midwest, Inc., which is headquartered in Chicago, to join an international delegation to Germany last month. Only 15 U.S. healthcare and medical technology professionals were chosen for participation. Mertie is president of KHC, and Reid serves as director of reimbursement and operations in the advisory services practice of KHC.

Home Care Solutions has been named a top agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Home Care Solutions, a local provider of home health services in Nashville, is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with over 14,000 employees operating more than 400 locations in 27 states.


Chris Redhage

Chris Redhage, co-founder of Nashville-based healthcare software company ProviderTrust, has been named to the inaugural class of Leadership Connect, a small business initiative of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nashville-based Premise Health, a leading employer-sponsored health center and wellness provider, has been named an honoree of International Data Group's CSO50 Award for 2018. The award is given to a select group of organizations that have demonstrated their security initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought

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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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Quick Takes & Updates

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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

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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

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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

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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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