Bailey Pratt, CPA, has been named chief financial officer for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, effective March 26, 2017. Pratt joined Saint Thomas Health in 2011 and was most recently CFO for Saint Thomas Medical Partners. Pratt also worked as CFO of Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital and as Business Operations Division Director of Saint Thomas West Hospital. Previously, Pratt was with Ernst & Young. He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio and his MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management.
More than 2,000 healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs are expected to descend on the Music City Center Aug. 22-25 for the annual Health:Further Festival.
A number of healthcare organizations have partnered to create Tennessee's largest, most comprehensive medical education event for healthcare professionals.
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.
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.
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.
Last month, AdamsPlace celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new 13,469 square-foot Memory Care Center.
Tim Jones, MD, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists' Pumphandle Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.