The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a contract to Qsource to help small practices in Tennessee and Alabama prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
In late February, the Women's Heart Alliance (WHA), Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and country music superstar Martina McBride announced the Cities and Communities with Heart Initiative (CCHI) Nashville - a collaborative, multi-year effort to address cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women.
Joanna Conley has been appointed chief executive officer of the 126-bed TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center effective April 1. Currently, she serves as CEO of Poinciana Medical Center, an HCA affiliate in Kissimmee, Fla.
Kristen Toth, formerly executive director of Saint Thomas Health Alliance, has been named vice president of Program Development-Women and Children, at Saint Thomas Health, which is part of Ascension.
Brentwood-based LifePoint Health recently announced Cherie Sibley, FACHE has been named chief operating officer of the company's Central Group of hospitals, effective March 13.
National HealthCare Corporation announced in mid-February that long-time healthcare technology leader B. Anderson "Andy" Flatt has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer.
Research has shown patients who seek residential addiction treatment relapse at a rate of 60 percent. JourneyPure At The River, located in Murfreesboro, sought an innovative way to address the issue.
Tracy Biles has been named vice president of Mission Integration for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals - which includes Saint Thomas Highlands, Saint Thomas DeKalb, Saint Thomas Stones River and Saint Thomas River Park.
Brentwood-based Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health programs, recently announced the addition of Kurt Merkelz, MD, to the organization's executive team as senior vice president and chief medical officer.
The Tennessee Medical Association has bolstered its government affairs division with a new hire and elevated two other staff members on its executive team.
Last month, Heritage Medical Associates, one of Middle Tennessee's largest independent multi-specialty physician groups, announced the practice now has three state-of-the-art 3D Mammography™ units at three of their locations in Nashville, Franklin and Hermitage.
Last month, Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. (CET) announced the appointment of Gary Rawlings, PhD, as CET's Executive in Residence.
Last month, Cumberland Heights announced the creation of the Timothy Cotton Fund for Patient Assistance, which was made possible by sale of Tim Cotton's home on Setliff Place in East Nashville.
Nashville was well represented in the Ambulatory M&A Advisor annual Leading Lawyers list. The 2016 year-end honor included 12 attorneys representing five local firms and three companies in three categories.
Franklin-based Community Health Systems continues to refine the company's portfolio of hospitals and recently announced the departure of two long-time executives.
Nashville-based IQuity - which analyzes RNA data in order to develop tools that help physicians diagnose autoimmune diseases - has received a $150,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
Last month, National HealthCare Corporation and Lakeshore Senior Living, Inc., jointly announced that NHC has begun managing two Lakeshore Senior Communities in Nashville.
Brett Branson, MD, FACOG, recently has been appointed chief medical officer of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He will continue to practice obstetrics and gynecology at TriStar Medical Group Bluegrass OB/GYN.
Richard Lowe has joined HCA's TriStar Division, which includes TriStar Health in Nashville, as vice president of Human Resources. In his new role, Lowe will oversee recruiting, retention and professional development for HCA TriStar Division's 15,000 employees serving communities in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia.
Saint Thomas West Hospital has added image-guided laser technology to its treatment protocol for patients with brain tumors and lesions that are difficult to reach by traditional open surgery.
Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic in Columbia recently announced the addition of new CT imaging technology. The clinic has acquired a weight-bearing pedCat machine, designed to provide three-dimensional x-rays with multiple views of the foot and ankle.
Jon Sundock, who has more than 25 years of legal experience primarily in the healthcare industry, has been named chief legal officer at PhyMed Healthcare Group, a physician-led and owned provider of anesthesia and pain management services.
Lipscomb University recently announced a partnership to help produce new professionals in sports nutrition, a field that is rapidly outgrowing the current supply of internships nationwide.
Joshua Rhodes, previously a senior project manager for DeAngelis Diamond has been promoted to division manager of the company's Nashville office.
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