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When Every Minute Matters

Nashville hospitals are setting higher standards for trauma outcomes.

Maintaining a Medical Presence in Rural Tennessee

On March 1, another rural Tennessee hospital closed its doors for good, leaving yet another town without easy access to emergency care and inpatient services.

Clinical

When Every Minute Matters

When Every Minute Matters

Nashville hospitals are setting higher standards for trauma outcomes.

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Small Towns, Big Fight for Continued Access to Care

Small Towns, Big Fight for Continued Access to Care

Cuts and reimbursement changes have led to increased hospital closures in rural America, but the National Rural Health Association is working diligently to educate lawmakers on the vital role these facilities play in keeping a community healthy and vibrant.

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Being Responsive to First Responders

Being Responsive to First Responders

First responders witness human tragedy on a routine basis. A train-the-trainer program led by Acadia CMO Dr. Michael Genovese looks to alert colleagues and supervisors to red flags of PTSI and create supports to foster resiliency.

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Violence in U.S. Emergency Departments on the Rise

Violence in U.S. Emergency Departments on the Rise

By their very nature, emergency departments are high-stakes settings filled with vulnerable patients and frightened families. Increasingly, they are also high-risk settings for healthcare providers.

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Education through Innovation

Education through Innovation

From virtual classrooms to high-tech sim labs, VUSN offers state-of-the-art training for tomorrow's nurse practitioners.

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Addressing the GAPs in Alzheimer's Trials, Treatment

Addressing the GAPs in Alzheimer's Trials, Treatment

Nashville recently hosted the GAP-NET Site Optimization Conference, which looks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Alzheimer's clinical trials.

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Business

Maintaining a Medical Presence in Rural Tennessee

Maintaining a Medical Presence in Rural Tennessee

On March 1, another rural Tennessee hospital closed its doors for good, leaving yet another town without easy access to emergency care and inpatient services.

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NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

NMGMA: 10 Minute Takeaway

Hackers continue to target healthcare providers because of the rich patient data that is part of a practice's files. Staying one step ahead is tough, but there are proactive steps to take.

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Health Care Council Hosts Eyles, Kahn for Policy Discussion

Health Care Council Hosts Eyles, Kahn for Policy Discussion

The Nashville Health Care Council hosted a lively discussion on healthcare policy with leaders of two of the most influential healthcare advocacy groups in D.C.

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ACEP Takes Stance on Who Is to Blame for 'Surprise Billings'

Organization Points to Insurers Narrow Networks as Root Cause

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The 2019 Legislative Agenda

The 2019 Legislative Agenda

A new governor and many new legislators make 2019 a learning year as the state's top healthcare organizations seek to address a number of old issues and tweak some new solutions unveiled last year.

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Sharing Data, Saving Lives

Sharing Data, Saving Lives

In an increasingly connected medical ecosystem where patient safety, health status improvement, and provider reimbursement are impacted at every point along the continuum, the need to efficiently, securely share data appears to have reached a tipping point.

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A Conversation with LHC Director Molly Vice

A Conversation with LHC Director Molly Vice

Every company should have a succession plan. LHC plays a key role in planning for the next generation of leaders for an entire industry.

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VUSN Ribbon Cutting

VUSN Ribbon Cutting

In late January, officials with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing hosted a grand opening event to celebrate completion of their $23.6 million expansion project that includes technologically advanced classrooms and simulation lab, along with student services offices.

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Profiles

Physician Spotlight: State of Health

Physician Spotlight: State of Health

TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, is making prevention, rural healthcare a priority.

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Sen. Alexander Recognized by AMA for Outstanding Service

Sen. Alexander Recognized by AMA for Outstanding Service

Last month, the AMA recognized U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander for his work to improve healthcare across the country.

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Research

Long-term Unemployment Linked to Increase in Babies Born with Drug Withdrawal

Babies born after being exposed to opioids before birth are more likely to be delivered in regions of the U.S. with high rates of long-term unemployment and lower levels of mental health services, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the RAND Corporation.

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Grand Rounds

Smith Harris & Carr Now Harris Frazier Government Relations

Smith Harris & Carr Now Harris Frazier Government Relations

Nashville's oldest lobbying firm, Smith Harris & Carr, is now Harris Frazier Government Relations. The firm, originally known as Smith & Johnson, was founded in 1980.

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NAM Installs New Officers

NAM Installs New Officers

On V. Seenu Reddy, MD, has been named president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine for 2019. Reddy is a cardiovascular surgeon with TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

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TriStar Centennial Welcomes Pantin

TriStar Centennial Welcomes Pantin

Last month, TriStar Centennial Medical Center announced the addition of Jeremy Mark Alexander Pantin, MD, FACP to Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancer at TriStar Centennial.

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Vanderbilt Discovery Could Advance BP Treatments

Vanderbilt Discovery Could Advance BP Treatments

A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, working with the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), has discovered genetic associations with blood pressure that could guide future treatments for patients with hypertension.

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Cuevas Center for Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Opens in Franklin

Cuevas Center for Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Opens in Franklin

Last month, Leslie Cuevas, MD, announced the opening of her rheumatology practice, Cuevas Center for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, in Franklin next to Williamson Medical Center. The new self-pay practice focuses on autoimmune disorders, as well as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

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Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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TOA Announces Plans for Hendersonville

TOA Announces Plans for Hendersonville

Last month, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA) unveiled plans to open a new facility in Hendersonville this fall. The groundbreaking ceremony for the facility, which is slated to open in September, was held on Jan. 17 at the site on Saundersville Road.

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TriStar Health Hospitals Add Secure Web-Streaming Cameras to NICUs

TriStar Health Hospitals Add Secure Web-Streaming Cameras to NICUs

TriStar Health is adding 75 NICVIEW web-streaming cameras to the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at five of its Nashville-area hospitals, which include TriStar Centennial, TriStar StoneCrest, TriStar Summit, TriStar Hendersonville and TriStar Horizon medical centers.

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Regulatory/Compliance

Reaction to Federal Title X Changes

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Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input

Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input

Sen. Lamar Alexander asks stakeholders and future leaders to weigh in on ways to improve health outcomes, lower costs.

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Alexander: Congress Must Act Soon To Ensure 27 Million Americans Can Continue to Receive Primary Care Close to Home

Alexander: Congress Must Act Soon To Ensure 27 Million Americans Can Continue to Receive Primary Care Close to Home

Says federal government provides over $5 billion a year to 1,400 community health centers that provide American families with access to affordable care

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