Joseph R. Pino, FACHE, has been named chief operating officer for Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital. Previously, he was assistant COO and line leader of Cardiovascular Services at the two hospitals. Before joining Saint Thomas, Pino was COO and interim CEO at Mercy Hospital in Miami and held a variety of executive positions in Florida hospital throughout his career. Pino earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and an MHA from the University of Florida's College of Public Health and Health Professions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Horrar has been named president and CEO of Franklin-based medical facilities and hospital management firm Medical Facilities of America.
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.
Scott Ginn has been promoted to chief financial officer for home health and hospice provider Amedisys.
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.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Todd Ray to a role as senior vice president of its Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement programs.
The Tennessee Hospital Association membership elected its board of directors for 2018 at its annual meeting in Nashville last month.
The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency has approved two CON requests by Saint Thomas Health.
Village Crest Family Dental in Smyrna provided free dental services to 68 area residents as Part of Free Dentistry Day in mid-September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Franklin-based Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced in late October that Division President Michael Portacci will retire Dec. 1, 2017.
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.
Franklin-based PlayMaker, a customer relationship management software firm focused on the post-acute care space, recently added Holly Miller as vice president of sales.