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.
Saint Thomas Health and insurance startup Oscar have signed a collaboration agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018. Middle Tennesseans who purchase their 2018 coverage from the Marketplace, both on and off exchange, and choose Oscar for healthcare coverage will have access to receive their care from Saint Thomas Health and Saint Thomas Medical Partners. The open enrollment period begins Nov. 1, 2017.
Patrick Ryan, MD, FACS
Patrick Ryan, MD, FACS, founder of Nashville Vascular & Vein Institute recently announced he will expand the practice's reach by traveling to Pleasant View one day a month to see patients, improving convenience for those north of Nashville.
More than 22,000 Greater Nashville residents came together on Oct. 21 at Nissan Stadium for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and raised approximately $700,000 for a world without breast cancer. Also last month, the 25th annual Greater Nashville Healthy For Good Heart Walk, sponsored by Vanderbilt Heart and Delta Dental, raised over $1.7 million for the American Heart Association.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a telemedicine initiative to serve Kentucky schools. In a first of its kind collaboration for both parties, schools in Allen County, Ky., are joining with Monroe Carell so that sick children can receive a more comprehensive array of healthcare services while attending school through virtual visits with Vanderbilt clinicians.
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia recently announced it is expanding efforts to educate certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after surgery. MTSA will be accepting a second cohort for its Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship, in partnership with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). The application period is open through Dec. 1, with classes beginning in January 2018.