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American Cancer Society, Meharry Team Up to Change the Narrative

Meharry Medical College is one of four HBCUs partnering with the American Cancer Society.

Managing Risk of Cyber Incidents

Cyber threats are here to stay -- and they continue to be one of the topics keeping senior management up at night. With breaches and ransomware attacks still occurring at high rates, the healthcare industry continues to be si...

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American Cancer Society, Meharry Team Up to Change the Narrative

American Cancer Society, Meharry Team Up to Change the Narrative

Meharry Medical College is one of four HBCUs partnering with the American Cancer Society.

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ONcology Rounds

ONcology Rounds

New treatments, research and leadership - Middle Tennessee has a lot going on in oncology care.

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Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic & Other Surgeries

Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Orthopedic & Other Surgeries

Insights from a leading orthopedic trauma surgeon who recently visited Nashville for the Clinical Orthopaedic Society (COS) 2021 annual meeting in early November. Robert Harris, MD serves as First President-Elect for the COS.

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HealthStream Preps the Workforce to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

HealthStream Preps the Workforce to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

Fanning the flames of emotional and physical pain, the global COVID-19 pandemic has added fuel to opioid use, driving the epidemic to new heights.

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Fighting Addiction on All Fronts

Fighting Addiction on All Fronts

Substance use disorder knows no racial, economic, sexual orientation, age or gender boundaries. Fighting it requires a concerted effort on all fronts.

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Hope Renewed

Hope Renewed

Nashville's unique treatment center is building stronger women and families by renewing hope.

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America's Health Rankings: Women & Children

America's Health Rankings: Women & Children

The latest report from United Health Foundation finds areas of strength and opportunities for improvement in addressing health needs for women and children in Tennessee.

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Position Statement Recommends Addressing Palliative Care Early in Patient Journey

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has issued a position statement that recommends healthcare providers address the incorporation of palliative care early in the medical journey of patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

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Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome

Doctors Seeing Increase in Young Females with Tics, Verbal Outbursts Similar to Tourette syndrome

An international phenomenon of involuntary movements and vocalizations in adolescent girls, similar to the tics seen in Tourette syndrome, is now believed to be a functional movement disorder.

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Business

Tivity Health Takes Meaningful Steps to Keep Seniors Engaged, Connected

Tivity Health Takes Meaningful Steps to Keep Seniors Engaged, Connected

At first glance, SilverSneakers might appear to be 'just' a fitness class ... but dig a bit deeper, and it's clear this class is actually a community keeping participants active and engaged.

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AMA Adopts Policy to Combat Public Health Disinformation by Health Care Professionals

New policy aims to address spread of rampant disinformation amid COVID-19 pandemic

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AMA Adopts Policy Aimed at Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Opposing Limits Placed on Public Health Officials

New policy calls for consistent, sustainable funding, a robust public health workforce, and data modernization

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Managing Risk of Cyber Incidents

Managing Risk of Cyber Incidents

Cyber threats are here to stay -- and they continue to be one of the topics keeping senior management up at night. With breaches and ransomware attacks still occurring at high rates, the healthcare industry continues to be significantly impacted.

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Navigating Cancer Care

Navigating Cancer Care

Nashville startup Thyme Care is proving to be an innovator in the cancer navigation space.

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ACHEMT Appoints 2022 Board

ACHEMT Appoints 2022 Board

The American College of Healthcare Executives Middle Tennessee recently announced board members for 2022.

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NMGMA: Providing Support for Practice Managers

NMGMA: Providing Support for Practice Managers

Nashville Medical Group Management Association leaders discuss the importance of professional organizations.

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NAM Celebrates 200 Years

The Nashville Medical Society was the first medical association in Tennessee, founded on March 5, 1821, by seven physicians: Drs. Felix Robertson (president), James Roane (secretary), Boyd McNairy, Adam Gibbs Goodlett, James Overton, John Waters, and R.A. Higginbotham.

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Research

Research on Using Fluid Biomarkers to Advance Drug Treatments and Therapies for Alzheimer's, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, and Other Neurodegene

New developments in the field of blood biomarkers for brain diseases including traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, were unveiled during three lectures at the 25th Biennial World Congress of Neurology, October 3-7, 2021, and available virtually through the WCN 2021 portal.

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Events

The Greater Nashville Heart Walk invites participants to reconnect for heart health

The Greater Nashville Heart Walk invites participants to reconnect for heart health

The American Heart Association encourages Nashville to boost mental and physical health while funding community wellness.

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Working together to promote Nashville

Working together to promote Nashville

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COVID

COVID Test Accuracy Appears to Vary by Time of Day

If you're getting tested for COVID-19 and you want to reduce the chances of a false negative, you might want to get swabbed in the early afternoon -- statistically speaking, 2:06 p.m. looks optimal.

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AMA Urges Federal Court to Preserve OSHA Vaccination and Testing Mandate

CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) urged the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to preserve the emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 vaccination and testing issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Healthcare Groups React to CMS Vaccine Requirements

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PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE APPROVED FOR AGES 5-11

Tennessee Department of Health offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible Tennesseans

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AMA announces CPT update to COVID-19 vaccine booster

New code for Janssen booster added to codes created for Moderna and Pfizer boosters

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AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

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Grand Rounds

Ascension Midtown Celebrates Construction Progress

Ascension Midtown Celebrates Construction Progress

At the end of October, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown hosted a "topping out" celebration for the new Surgery and Critical Care Tower and the ongoing construction progress of the Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with Kindred Healthcare.

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Ascension Building in Rutherford County, Too

Ascension Building in Rutherford County, Too

This fall, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford officials announced plans for an additional $110 million facility development of the hospital campus starting before year's end with completion in 2024.

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TriStar Hendersonville Completes Surgical Services Renovation

TriStar Hendersonville Completes Surgical Services Renovation

At the beginning of November, TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center announced completion of a $16.5 million renovation and construction project of the hospital's Surgical Services Department.

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Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!

Awards, Honors, Achievements

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Key Joins ReVIDA in Leadership Role

Key Joins ReVIDA in Leadership Role

Nashville-based ReVIDA Recovery Centers has welcomed Lindsay Key, NCC, LPC-MHSP as the organization's new senior vice president of Revenue and Clinical Operations.

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Nabaweesi Joins Meharry as Endowed Chair

Rosemary Nabaweesi, DrPH, MBChB, has been named the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation endowed chair of health policy in the Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College.

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THA Honors Leaders at 2021 Annual Meeting

During the Tennessee Hospital Association's 2021 Annual Meeting in October, association leadership and the board of directors honored superlative hospital and health system executives across the state.

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Fisk, Galen Create New Pathway to Nursing

Fisk University and Galen College of Nursing have announced an articulation agreement to create a new pathway in nursing for Fisk students.

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Waldrop Launches New National Healthcare Network

Franklin-based healthcare entrepreneur Hays Waldrop - founder of the Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers, Council of Supply Chain Executives and Council of Pharmacy Executives and Suppliers - is launching a new national network for healthcare founders and CEOs of companies that sell products, services and solutions to hospitals and healthcare systems.

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Byrd Joins TOA

Byrd Joins TOA

J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD, a third-generation physician to serve the Nashville community has joined Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA), Tennessee's largest orthopedic surgery group.

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Nashville Healthcare Veteran Named Everly Health COO

Nashville Healthcare Veteran Named Everly Health COO

Nashville healthcare executive Cindy Kent has been appointed chief operating officer of Austin, Texas-based Everly Health, a digital health company at the forefront of virtual diagnostics-driven care.

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PatientPop Expands Practice Platform

In November, PatientPop announced expansion of its comprehensive practice growth platform to give doctors even more ways to attract, acquire, engage, and retain patients with less administrative work across the entire patient journey.

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Milton & Denise Johnson Donate $10 Million to New Med School

Milton & Denise Johnson Donate $10 Million to New Med School

In late October, Belmont Board of Trustees Chair, alumnus and retired HCA Healthcare Chairman and CEO Milton Johnson and his wife Denice announced a $10 million gift to Belmont's newly established Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine.

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WGU Tennessee Unveils New FNP Program

Online, nonprofit WGU Tennessee, an affiliate of Western Governors University, has introduced a new Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program and a Rural Healthcare Scholarship to support nursing students across rural Tennessee and to help address clinical shortages in a growing number of healthcare deserts in Tennessee.

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Wells Appointed Pinewood Springs CEO

Wells Appointed Pinewood Springs CEO

Kimberly Wells was recently appointed chief executive officer of Pinewood Springs in Columbia.

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Lync Health Partners Appoints Thompson to C-Suite

Nashville-based ambulatory surgery center development and management company Lync Health Partners has appointed Greg Thompson as chief development officer.

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Mercer Joins Kraft Leadership as Newest Member

Mercer Joins Kraft Leadership as Newest Member

Effective Nov. 1, Spencer Mercer became the newest member at KraftCPAs PLLC, where he joins a team of 17 other partners at the 63-year-old certified public accounting firm.

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THA Honors Leaders at 2021 Annual Meeting

During the Tennessee Hospital Association's 2021 Annual Meeting in October, association leadership and the board of directors honored superlative hospital and health system executives across the state.

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Meharry Medical College Surprises Students with $10K in Cash for Thanksgiving

Meharry Medical College Surprises Students with $10K in Cash for Thanksgiving

Students will receive funds to reduce financial burdens brought on amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tristar Summit Medical Center Welcomes Daphne David As New Chief Executive Officer

Tristar Summit Medical Center Welcomes Daphne David As New Chief Executive Officer

Daphne G. David has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.

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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

Health Care Hall of Fame

The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame officially inducted both the 2020 and 2021 classes in a ceremony at Belmont's Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

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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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Health Equity

Using ACO Quality Reporting to Improve Health Equity

NAACOS Recommends Changes to Improve Existing Requirements

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ATA LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO ADVANCE ROLE OF TELEHEALTH IN ELIMINATING HEALTH DISPARITIES

Advisory Board of global healthcare leaders presents outline of strategic approaches to reduce disparities based on latest advances in telehealth services and technologies.

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White Paper Offers Recommendations on Addressing Health Equity

NAACOS Advocates for Additional Policies to Support ACOs' Efforts

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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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