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Back to School with COVID

After enjoying a taste of 'return to normal' earlier this year, the Delta variant has changed the trajectory of the pandemic and plunged communities into crisis again.

Answering the Call to Train More Physicians

Local healthcare leaders address the growing need for doctors nationwide

Clinical

Answering the Call to Train More Physicians

Answering the Call to Train More Physicians

Local healthcare leaders address the growing need for doctors nationwide

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Back to School with COVID

Back to School with COVID

After enjoying a taste of 'return to normal' earlier this year, the Delta variant has changed the trajectory of the pandemic and plunged communities into crisis again.

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News of Note in Orthopaedics & Pain Management

News of Note in Orthopaedics & Pain Management

New providers, centers and services give Middle Tennessee patients more option for pain relief and care.

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Three Tennessee Congressional Districts Among Those Where Black Americans are Most Impacted by Alzheimer's Disease

New data brief shows TN-4, TN-7, and TN-8 have among highest prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias among Black Americans in nation

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AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group

AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced the formation of its seventh and newest scientific working group, which will be dedicated to supporting cancer evolution research.

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Global Dementia Cases Forecasted To Triple By 2050

New analysis shows a decrease in prevalence due to education countered by increase due to heart health risk factors

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Blackburn, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Breast Cancer Screenings

U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2021, a bill to preserve coverage for routine breast cancer screening for women beginning at age 40.

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Alzheimer's Association Welcomes CMS Announcement of National Coverage Determination Analysis on Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

On behalf of all those living with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers, and their families, we appreciate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thoughtful consideration on coverage considerations for monoclonal antibodies targeting amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, including aducanumab, which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Expanding Evidence-Based Care for Dementia

Expanding Evidence-Based Care for Dementia

The Alzheimer's Association is on a mission to ensure care professionals have access to evidence-based training to ensure those with dementia receive quality care across all settings.

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Business

Addressing Kids' Health in Tennessee

Addressing Kids' Health in Tennessee

New plans designed to impact social determinants of health among Tennessee's kids

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ACS Updates Children's Surgery Verification Program Standards

ACS Updates Children's Surgery Verification Program Standards

Updated standards from ACS Children's Surgery Verification Program emphasize new patient care expectations for participating hospitals.

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Q&A with New Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Director Lydie Marc

Q&A with New Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Director Lydie Marc

Meet the Nashville Health Care Council's new Fellows Director Lydie Marc and hear about plans for the upcoming session.

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Medicare ACOs Increased Savings for Seventh Straight Year

Medicare's largest alternative payment model produced its highest annual savings to date in 2020, while continuing to provide high-quality care, as shown by performance data released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Supporting Value in Healthcare for All

Supporting Value in Healthcare for All

While the move to value-based care continues to progress, healthcare groups look for more supports and fix to 'rural glitch.'

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Council, NCN Host Developing Health Care Ventures Panel

Council, NCN Host Developing Health Care Ventures Panel

Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Capital Network recently shared insights on bringing innovation and investment together to address pressing healthcare issues.

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Three Key Considerations for Change Management in Healthcare

Three Key Considerations for Change Management in Healthcare

A lot has changed. You don't need to know what I'm referencing to agree that is true. Everyone in the healthcare industry knows that, on some level, more change is coming.

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AHA OUTLINES PRIORITIES FOR BUDGET RECONCILIATION

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Research

Study Shows COVID 'Cocktail' Discovered at VUMC Protects Chronically Ill

Study Shows COVID 'Cocktail' Discovered at VUMC Protects Chronically Ill

Monoclonal antibody 'cocktail' reduced risk of COVID symptoms for the chronically ill and immunocompromised.

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Events

Connectus Health To Offer Physicals, Immunizations To Pediatric And Adolescent Patients In July And August

Connectus Health To Offer Physicals, Immunizations To Pediatric And Adolescent Patients In July And August

Any Child or Adolescent to Receive Care, With No Additional Costs, Regardless of Insurance Coverage or Availability

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Dine Out for Charity at Sedona Taphouse is Back!

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Project Healthcare Convenes Telehealth Academy

Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Project Healthcare Convenes Telehealth Academy

The Entrepreneur Center's Project Healthcare is collaborating with The Disruption Lab and Sage Growth Partners to address the convergence of forces transforming care delivery and the industry.

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Project Healthcare Convenes Telehealth Academy

Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Project Healthcare Convenes Telehealth Academy

The Entrepreneur Center's Project Healthcare is collaborating with The Disruption Lab and Sage Growth Partners to address the convergence of forces transforming care delivery and the industry.

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The Nashville Culinary & Cocktails Experience to be Held on October 21st to Benefit March of Dimes

The Nashville Culinary & Cocktails Experience to be Held on October 21st to Benefit March of Dimes

Nonprofit Fundraising Initiative to Host Unique Chefs Event at The Bell Tower to Raise Much-Needed Funds for Moms and Babies in Need

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Today: Cancer Hasn't Stopped. So Neither Have We.

Today: Cancer Hasn't Stopped. So Neither Have We.

Cancer Patients and Survivors from Around the State to Hold Virtual Cancer Action Day

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Working together to promote Nashville

Working together to promote Nashville

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COVID

We're Number One ... in the Worst Way

We're Number One ... in the Worst Way

Tennessee now has the dubious distinction of confirming the most per capita COVID cases nationwide.

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AMA announces update to COVID-19 vaccine CPT codes

New provisional codes created for new Pfizer vaccine formulation and booster shots from Moderna and Pfizer

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Hospital CMOs and CNOs Across the State Sign Joint Letter Urging Vaccination, Mask Use in Public Spaces

The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) announces that chief medical officers and chief nursing officers from hospitals across the state have issued an open letter to Tennessee residents urging vaccination and mask wearing in public spaces. The list of CMOs and CNOs is included in the attachment.

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Organizations React to Biden Vaccine Plan

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'DNA' podcast Season 2 explores Covid, science and trust in communities

'DNA' podcast Season 2 explores Covid, science and trust in communities

The first episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, tackles bold questions and issues pushed to the surface by COVID-19.

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'DNA' podcast Season 2 explores Covid, science and trust in communities

'DNA' podcast Season 2 explores Covid, science and trust in communities

The latest episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, is titled "Y'all Means All: Giving Everyone the Chance to be Healthy."

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Grand Rounds

Harrow Health Provides $13.5 Million Senior Secured Loan to Melt Pharmaceuticals

Melt Expects to Dose First Patient in MELT-300 Phase 2 Study During September 2021

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Franklin Dental Care to Host Free Dentistry Day Friday, October 1

Residents in the Franklin community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Franklin Dental Care on Friday, October 1.

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Family & Children's Service Awarded $8M to Support ACA Outreach and Enrollment

Family & Children's Service Awarded $8M to Support ACA Outreach and Enrollment

Nashville-Based Nonprofit Awarded Largest Federal Grant in its History

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Edson James Andrews, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.C.C Obituary

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Combined with Standard of Care May Help Reduce Mortality for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Combined with Standard of Care May Help Reduce Mortality for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who received the rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, in combination with the standard of care including corticosteroids, died less often than those receiving only the standard of care, according to a study released this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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Help tackle the need by giving blood or platelets with the Red Cross

Help tackle the need by giving blood or platelets with the Red Cross

Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts partner to offer free haircut coupon to donors in September

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SNAP benefit set to increase providing more dollars for low-income families to spend on food when pandemic relief expires

The Tennessee Justice Center applauds USDA for its reevaluation and cost adjustment of the Thrifty Food Plan, a measure that is used to calculate the monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit allotment.

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Gen Cap America Partners with Management to Acquire Lab Products

Gen Cap America, Inc. ("Gen Cap"), a private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyouts, announced that, in partnership with management, it has acquired Lab Products, LLC and Harford Systems, LLC (together, "Lab Products") from Avidity Science, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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New Podcast Provides Entertaining, Enlightening Glimpse into Lives of Area Seniors

New Podcast Provides Entertaining, Enlightening Glimpse into Lives of Area Seniors

In collaboration with Blakeford Senior Life, Ben Oddo is releasing a podcast series this Thursday, September 2, titled Me and All My Friends.

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New Podcast Provides Entertaining, Enlightening Glimpse into Lives of Area Seniors

In collaboration with Blakeford Senior Life, Ben Oddo is releasing a podcast series this Thursday, September 2, titled Me and All My Friends.

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Dine Out for Charity at Sedona Taphouse is Back!

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Kirkland's supports heart and brain health through American Heart Association's Life Is Why We Give campaign

Kirkland's supports heart and brain health through American Heart Association's Life Is Why We Give campaign

Shoppers can support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association both in stores and online this August.

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Tennessee Medicaid Waiver Approval Lawsuit Put on Pause, Plaintiffs Agree Following New Approval Process

On Thursday, August 12, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia announced that it had ordered the case McCutchen v. Becerra to be held in abeyance.

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Harrow Health Acquires Ophthalmic Surgical Drug Candidate From Wakamoto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Harrow Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: HROW), an ophthalmic‑focused healthcare company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Wakamoto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to acquire the U.S. and Canadian commercial rights for drug candidate MAQ-100, a preservative-free triamcinolone acetonide ophthalmic injection.

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Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Gibson Gives Present - The Nashville Sessions -With Jimmie Allen, Lauren Alaina, and Jillian Jacqueline

Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Gibson Gives Present - The Nashville Sessions -With Jimmie Allen, Lauren Alaina, and Jillian Jacqueline

Gibson Gives, the philanthropic arm of Gibson--the iconic American guitar brand--has teamed up with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF)for the next installment of The Nashville Sessions--a virtual concert series for children's hospital patients across America.

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CAREPAYMENT ENHANCES OMNI-CHANNEL APPROACH WITH NEW DIGITAL CAPABILITIES TO INCREASE FINANCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

New capabilities include intelligence-based engagement and redesigned member portal

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Downtown workers and residents invited to grand reopening of Complete Health Partners at 3rd and Church

Downtown workers and residents invited to grand reopening of Complete Health Partners at 3rd and Church

Attendees can meet the medical providers and tour renovated space

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HST Pathways Appoints Experienced Technology Executive David Thawley as CEO

HST Pathways Appoints Experienced Technology Executive David Thawley as CEO

Thawley brings 15+ years of experience leading high-growth technology companies

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UnitedHealthcare and Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Focus on Health Equity in Maternal Health Outcomes

Initiative will address racial disparities by providing maternal hypertension and hemorrhage simulation training in 49 hospitals, and testing remote patient monitoring for expectant mothers through Regional One Health

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Connections Health Solutions Secures Growth Financing for National Expansion from Heritage Group

Funding to Fuel National Expansion of Connections Health Solutions' Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Delivery System Built on Value-Based Care Model, Create Additional Solutions as Demand for Behavioral Health Services Skyrockets

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Women to Watch Class of 2021

Sponsors

Sponsors

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Lucinda (Cindy) Baier

Lucinda (Cindy) Baier

President, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member | Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.

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Shindana L. Feagins, MD

Shindana L. Feagins, MD

Medical | Feagins Medical Director Group, PLLC

Chairwoman | Hospital Authority Board of Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County

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Erika Hamilton, MD

Erika Hamilton, MD

Director, Breast Cancer & Gynecologic Cancer Research | Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Partner | Tennessee Oncology

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Christi Throneberry Henry, PharmD

Christi Throneberry Henry, PharmD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Clinical Solutions Pharmacy

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Gretchen Purcell   Jackson, MD, PhD

Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD

Vice President & Chief Health and Science Officer | IBM Watson Health

Associate Professor | Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Sharon W. Reynolds

Sharon W. Reynolds

President & Chief Executive Officer | DevMar

Products, LLC | DevMar Global Healthcare Solutions, LLC

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Nicole Schlechter, MD, PhD

Nicole Schlechter, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer | Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

President | Nashville Academy of Medicine

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Pamela Sessions

Pamela Sessions

Chief Executive Officer | Renewal House

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Suzy Sonnier

Suzy Sonnier

Vice President of Strategy & Development | UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee

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Abby Trotter

Abby Trotter

Partner | Hall Strategies

Executive Director | Life Science Tennessee & BioTN

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Jennifer Weaver, JD

Jennifer Weaver, JD

Partner | Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC

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Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

Executive Director | Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Ingram Professor of Cancer Research | Department of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Profiles

An Innovator in Joint Replacement

An Innovator in Joint Replacement

TriStar Centennial orthopaedist Dr. Jeff Hodrick is proving less is more when it comes to pain relief.

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An Integrative Approach to Pain Management

An Integrative Approach to Pain Management

Patients benefit when providers work together

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Health Equity

AMA announces effort to advance equitable innovation in health care

Formation of external advisory group creates unique opportunity to center marginalized communities in health innovation

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Health Equity: Health Insurance Providers in Action

Communities whose residents are minority populations have a long history of being underserved and under-represented, resulting in persistent discrimination and systemic racism.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Meharry Medical College Announce Partnership to Address Racism in Basic Sciences and Medicine

Agreement will provide framework to enhance diversity among scientists and physicians

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Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Between Black and White Women Has Narrowed Over Three Decades

Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Between Black and White Women Has Narrowed Over Three Decades

Black women still have twice the rate of breast cancer death than their white counterparts

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Gene Variant Linked to Unnecessary Bone Marrow Biopsies in African Americans

Gene Variant Linked to Unnecessary Bone Marrow Biopsies in African Americans

Findings show how using genetic data could reduce a racial health disparity

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