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Susan Mercer, PhD

Awards, Honors, Achievements

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of only nine children's hospitals in the nation, and the only children's hospital in Tennessee, to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2016.

Susan Mercer, PhD associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Lipscomb University's College of Pharmacy, has been elected chair-elect of the Chemistry Section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, which includes membership of 141 institutions from across the country.

Leadership Health Care presented several awards at the end of 2016 to rising healthcare leaders. Dave Anderson, assistant vice president for financial operations at Envision Healthcare Corp., was named the Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year. Scott Mertie, president of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, received the Ambassador of the Year award. PwC was named the Supporting Organization of the Year for its ongoing commitment to LHC and enriching the next generation of healthcare industry leaders.

Harold (Hal) Moses, MD, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Moses, professor and interim chair of Cancer Biology, was among 175 academic leaders named to the 2016 class of NAI Fellows. He will be inducted in April 2017 during the NAI's annual conference in Boston.

 

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Dashiff Joins Canaccord Genuity

Dashiff Joins Canaccord Genuity

Veteran healthcare financial expert Duncan Dashiff has joined Canaccord Genuity as managing director and head of Healthcare Services, which includes the firm's HIT practice in the United States.

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LHC Group, LifePoint Health Finalize Home Health & Hospice JV

Louisiana-based LHC Group, Inc. and Brentwood-based LifePoint Health have finalized the formation of a joint venture focused on home health and hospice services across the country.

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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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TriStar Skyline Announces New Trauma Director

TriStar Skyline Announces New Trauma Director

TriStar Skyline Medical Center recently announced the appointment of David Kerley, RN, as director of the hospital's Level II trauma center.

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New Physicians Join STH

Nashville native Leah Connors Banker, MD, has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners (STMP) Saint Louise Clinic in Murfreesboro. Banker, a board-certified family practice physician, received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and completed residency and a Maternal Child Health Fellowship in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Children's Clinic East Adds Alsentzer

Children's Clinic East Adds Alsentzer

Nashville native Andrew Alsentzer, MD, recently returned to Middle Tennessee to join the practice of Children's Clinic East in Mt. Juliet.

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CET Appoints Senior Exec

CET Appoints Senior Exec

Last month, Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. (CET) appointed Joshua Trantum, PhD as CET's development director.

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TriStar Hendersonville Welcomes Podiatrist, Pediatrician

TriStar Hendersonville Welcomes Podiatrist, Pediatrician

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center has welcomed recently welcomed two new specialists.

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Cumberland Pharma Expands Portfolio

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals has expanded its portfolio over the last few months.

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COA Introduces New Resource for Caregivers & Seniors

The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee joined forces with Roobrik, a healthcare technology startup, to help family caregivers and seniors navigate elder care options in a quick, easy format accessible through the COA website.

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Wishes Granted

Wishes Granted

Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have earned grant awards from The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Wright, Thompson Merge Dental Practices

Last month, Ronald T. Wright, DDS, and William R. "Roy" Thompson, DDS, MAGD, merged their general dental practices based in Murfreesboro.

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NMGMA Board

The Nashville Medical Group Management Association, the local chapter of the oldest and longest professional membership association dedicated to the business administration of medical practices, seated its new board at the end of 2016.

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Ozburn Leaves for Chattanooga

Thomas H. Ozburn, CEO of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has been named CEO of HCA's five-hospital Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga, effective Feb. 1, 2017.

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CityHealth Ratings Set for February Release

CityHealth, a project of the de Beaumont Foundation, will release its first round of city policy ratings in February - a culmination of a two-year study of best policy practices with its roots in evidence and its eyes on change.

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TriStar StoneCrest Debuts Surgery in Rutherford County

TriStar StoneCrest Debuts Surgery in Rutherford County

At the end of 2016, James, Fish, DO, an orthopedic spine surgeon affiliated with Hughston Clinic, preformed the first two-level cervical disk replacement in Rutherford County at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

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LifePoint Health, Lipscomb Partner on New Residency Program

LifePoint Health has partnered with Lipscomb University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to offer a two-year residency program in pharmacy informatics.

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Metro Public Health Department Begins Offering Free Flu Shots February 3 at all Three Health Centers

Metro Public Health Department Begins Offering Free Flu Shots February 3 at all Three Health Centers

Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

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Saint Thomas Medical Partners Opens New Full Service Care Center in Brentwood

Saint Thomas Medical Partners has announced the opening of a new full-service care center in Brentwood to better serve Williamson County residents.

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BlueCross Foundation Seeking 2017 Diversity Scholars

BlueCross Foundation Seeking 2017 Diversity Scholars

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation's 2017 Diversity Scholarship application period opened today and continues through March 1. Three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to three minority college students pursuing health care careers.

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