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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

Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients

Ataga Leading $3 Million AI Study For Predicting Kidney Function Decline in Sickle Cell Patients

Kenneth Ataga, MD, Director of the Center for Sickle Cell Disease at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), was recently awarded $3.2 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a project that enlists artificial intelligence in the fight against sickle cell disease.

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Grant Creates Center for Maternal, Pediatric Precision Therapeutics

Grant Creates Center for Maternal, Pediatric Precision Therapeutics

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as a center of excellence for Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics (MPRINT).

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Change in Respiratory Care Strategies for Preterm Infants Improves Health Outcomes

Change in Respiratory Care Strategies for Preterm Infants Improves Health Outcomes

A decade's worth of data shows that neonatologists are shifting the type of respiratory support they utilize for preterm infants, a move that could lead to improved health outcomes.

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The Fear of the Unknown: Anxiety and the Upcoming School Year

The Fear of the Unknown: Anxiety and the Upcoming School Year

Nurture the Next Discusses Ways to Help Children Cope as they Return to School

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Older Age, Chronic Co-Morbidities Associated with More Severe COVID Disease in Children

Older Age, Chronic Co-Morbidities Associated with More Severe COVID Disease in Children

Over the course of the pandemic, researchers nationwide noticed differences in COVID-19 disease between children and adults.

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Envision Healthcare Shares Resources to Support Clinician Mental Health

Envision Healthcare Shares Resources to Support Clinician Mental Health

National Medical Group Uses Systematic Professional Well-Being Approach to Support Clinicians' Wellness

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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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Business

Acadia CEO to Retire

Acadia CEO to Retire

The Board of Directors of Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) announced that Debbie Osteen will retire as CEO. Ms. Osteen will continue to serve on Acadia's Board of Directors and will assist in the selection and transition of the new CEO.

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NEW FINDINGS FROM PRESS GANEY REVEAL MILLENNIAL NURSES ARE MOST LIKELY TO QUIT, AND NEARLY 30% OF NURSES ARE AT RISK OF LEAVING THEIR ORGANIZATION

NEW FINDINGS FROM PRESS GANEY REVEAL MILLENNIAL NURSES ARE MOST LIKELY TO QUIT, AND NEARLY 30% OF NURSES ARE AT RISK OF LEAVING THEIR ORGANIZATION

Flight Risk Analysis of 100,000 U.S.-based healthcare workers underscores the importance of addressing the nurse staffing crisis

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AMA Publishes New Study Monitoring Competition in U.S. Health Insurance Markets

AMA Publishes New Study Monitoring Competition in U.S. Health Insurance Markets

Twentieth edition of AMA study shows continued lack of competition

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Debuts New State-of-the-Art Maternal Fetal Clinic

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Debuts New State-of-the-Art Maternal Fetal Clinic

Expectant parents never imagine they'll face tough decisions about treatments or surgeries for their unborn babies following a potentially devastating fetal diagnosis. But for thousands of families each year, this is a harsh reality.

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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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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

3rd Annual Alabama Healthcare Fraud Summit - October 13-14, 2021

3rd Annual Alabama Healthcare Fraud Summit - October 13-14, 2021

You are invited to join Burr & Forman for the InfraGard Birmingham Members Alliance and the FBI Birmingham Division's 3rd Annual Alabama Healthcare Fraud Summit.

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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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Online bidding is now open for this year's Our Kids Klassic Online Auction!

Online bidding is now open for this year's Our Kids Klassic Online Auction!

This year, we are featuring tickets to four Titans games and two Predators games. Click HERE.

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RED PHONE BOOTH GOES PINK

RED PHONE BOOTH GOES PINK

Red Phone Booth Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer this October

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So many things to do and so many places to go

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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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Working together to promote Nashville

Working together to promote Nashville

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COVID

AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

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Reaction to Pfizer COVID Booster Recommendations

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NRHA vaccine confidence initiative launched

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt President Among Experts To Testify Before Congress on Impact of COVID-19 in Children

With more than 225,000 children infected with COVID-19 nationwide, pediatric experts representing the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Children's Hospital Association will testify at "Putting Kids First: Addressing COVID-19's Impacts On Children" this week.

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"Ultra-Potent" Antibody Against COVID-19 Variants Isolated

A technology developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has led to the discovery of an "ultra-potent" monoclonal antibody against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, including the delta variant.

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Survey: Nearly Every U.S. Nursing Home And Assisted Living Community Is Facing A Workforce Crisis

Survey: Nearly Every U.S. Nursing Home And Assisted Living Community Is Facing A Workforce Crisis

86 percent of nursing homes and 77 percent of assisted living providers said their workforce situation has gotten worse over the last three months.
58 percent of nursing homes limiting new admissions due to shortages.

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Grand Rounds

Southern Orthodontic Partners ("SOP") Announces Expansion to St. Louis Area with Seven New Practice Locations

Southern Orthodontic Partners is excited to announce their expansion to St. Louis with the addition Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics, and Unger Orthodontics.

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Giving Kitchen's Stability Network Makes Mental Health a Priority for Food Service Workers

Non-profit Offers Free Suicide Prevention Training and Other Mental Health Resources

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As Overdose Deaths Set New Record in Ohio, Spero Health Responds with Opening of a Clinic in Cincinnati

Spero Health, a national leader who has helped more than 23,000 patients on their journey to stable recovery from addiction, it will open a new clinic in Cincinnati, OH.

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Sarah Cannon Announces Opening of Oncology Drug Development Unit

Sarah Cannon Announces Opening of Oncology Drug Development Unit

In Collaboration with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute and The University of Central Florida in Lake Nona

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HCA Healthcare Names Michael R. Mcalevey Senior Vice President And Chief Legal Officer

HCA Healthcare Names Michael R. Mcalevey Senior Vice President And Chief Legal Officer

Bob Waterman retiring after 24-year career with HCA Healthcare

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Antidepressed: A Breakthrough Examination of Epidemic Antidepressant Harm and Dependence

Antidepressed: A Breakthrough Examination of Epidemic Antidepressant Harm and Dependence

Antidepressed breaks down the growing issue of antidepressant use, harm and dependence--how we got to this point, what's happening worldwide every single day, and most importantly, where we go from here.

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Ardent Health Services Appoints Baker Market President

Ardent Health Services Appoints Baker Market President

Ardent Health Services announced the appointment of Donald Baker as president of the UT Health East Texas market effective September 20, 2021. He has been serving as interim in this role since March 2021.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford to Invest in Facility Development

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford to Invest in Facility Development

Hospital Preparing for Higher Acuity Services

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IVX Health Secures $100 Million Growth Investment from Great Hill Partners to Accelerate New Market Expansion

(BUSINESS WIRE)--IVX Health, a national provider of outpatient infusion centers, announced today the completion of a $100 million Series F minority investment from Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies.

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HCA Healthcare Agrees to Purchase Five Utah Hospitals from Steward Health Care

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) and Steward Health Care announced the signing of a definitive agreement for HCA Healthcare to acquire the operations of Steward Health Care's five Utah hospitals.

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KIMBERLY WELLS APPOINTED CEO OF PINEWOOD SPRINGS

KIMBERLY WELLS APPOINTED CEO OF PINEWOOD SPRINGS

Kimberly Wells has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pinewood Springs in Columbia, Tenn., effective September 27, 2021. Wells currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tenn.

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NEW AHA ANALYSIS: TAX-EXEMPT HOSPITALS PROVIDED $105 BILLION IN TOTAL BENEFITS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

Total Community Benefits Were 13.9% of Total Hospital Expenses in 2018

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USAntibiotics Reopens Facility and Returns Antibiotic Production to the United States from China

USAntibiotics is the Only U.S. Manufacturer of Amoxicillin and Can Meet 100 Percent of the Nation's Demand

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TRISTAR CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER INTRODUCES TWO NEW VICE PRESIDENTS TO ITS SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

TRISTAR CENTENNIAL MEDICAL CENTER INTRODUCES TWO NEW VICE PRESIDENTS TO ITS SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

TriStar Centennial Medical Center is pleased to welcome Laura Godel as the hospital's new Vice President of Oncology Services, and Tyler Rhoden as its new Vice President of Orthopedics, Neurosciences, and Spine.

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ZOOM NAMES MUSICIANS ON CALL SECOND PLACE OVERALL WINNER IN GLOBAL INNOVATION AWARDS

Nashville-based nonprofit honored in annual awards program for innovative use of the platform in delivering the healing power of music to hospitals during the pandemic

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President Biden appoints Karen Winkfield to National Cancer Advisory Board

President Joe Biden has appointed Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, to the National Cancer Advisory Board, where she will serve a six-year term and help guide federal initiatives that focus on cancer.

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HCA HEALTHCARE NAMES SAMMIE MOSIER CHIEF NURSE EXECUTIVE; JANE ENGLEBRIGHT TO RETIRE AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS OF SERVICE

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced that Sammie Mosier will assume the role of senior vice president, chief nurse executive, effective December 1, 2021.

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AHA RECEIVES $1 MILLION CDC GRANT TO CONTINUE VACCINE INITIATIVES

The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today that the organization received $1 million in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue COVID-19 vaccine confidence efforts through September 2022.

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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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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

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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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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