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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...

Clinical

New Study Identifies Gaps in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder as Overdose Emergencies Soar

Opioid overdose deaths have reached record highs and emergency physicians have a vital role in potentially saving these patients by prescribing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as buprenorphine, and by prescribing naloxone, a rapid-acting medicine to reverse an overdose.

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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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Business

HealthStream Acquires Rievent Technologies

Leveraging its hStream open architecture, HealthStream expands its ecosystem with a powerful continuing education management and delivery application

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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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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

Nashville Leaders Offer Lessons Learned from COVID-19 and Recommendations for Future Health Emergencies

First-of-a-kind report reviews Nashville's health, business, government, and community response to the pandemic

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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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Grand Rounds

Ardent Appoints Lisa Dolan Chief Nursing Officer

Ardent Health Services, a leading provider of healthcare in communities across the country, has appointed veteran nursing leader Lisa Dolan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer.

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HCA HEALTHCARE PURCHASES MD NOW URGENT CARE WITH ITS 59 LOCATIONS IN FLORIDA

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced it has purchased MD Now Urgent Care, a network of 59 urgent care centers in Florida.

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HCA HEALTHCARE APPOINTS FRANK MORGAN VICE PRESIDENT OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced Frank Morgan will become vice president of investor relations, effective January 1, 2022.

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South College Nashville Physician Assistant master's program celebrates first graduation

South College Nashville Physician Assistant master's program celebrates first graduation

The inaugural class of the South College Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially graduated on Dec. 18, and several students earned academic and service honors.

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Tennessee Oncology Appoints Dr. Stephen Schleicher as Chief Medical Officer and Promotes Dr. Natalie Dickson to President and Chief Strategy Officer

Tennessee Oncology Appoints Dr. Stephen Schleicher as Chief Medical Officer and Promotes Dr. Natalie Dickson to President and Chief Strategy Officer

Tennessee Oncology, one of the largest providers of oncology care in the country, announced that Stephen Schleicher, MD, MBA has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective January 1, 2022.

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LifePoint Health Completes Kindred Healthcare Transaction

The transaction further establishes LifePoint as a leading diversified healthcare delivery network committed to high quality community healthcare with operations across the healthcare continuum

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AMERICAN HEALTH PARTNERS HONORS ITS HEALTHCARE HEROES

AMERICAN HEALTH PARTNERS HONORS ITS HEALTHCARE HEROES

Top Performers from Seven Divisions Gather for the Fourth Annual Star Awards Event

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Potential Rett Syndrome Drug Shows Promising Results in Phase 3 Trial

Potential Rett Syndrome Drug Shows Promising Results in Phase 3 Trial

A potential first-of-its-kind drug to treat the symptoms of Rett syndrome received positive top-line results from a phase 3 trial sponsored by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and led by investigators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to evaluate efficacy and safety.

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Red Cross: Donors needed now to address historically low blood supply

Red Cross: Donors needed now to address historically low blood supply

Limited-edition long-sleeved T-shirts for those who come to give around holidays

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Data Shows Increase in Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, report an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates $14,568 to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ascend Federal Credit Union announced it has donated $10,000 to the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support Light the Night.

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Mid-South PICC merges with Nashville-based LifelineV

Collierville-based Mid-South PICC, LLC today announced it has merged with LifelineV, formerly known as Lee Medical.

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HCA HEALTHCARE STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH MARCH OF DIMES TO HELP GIVE ALL MOMS AND BABIES A HEALTHIER TOMORROW

Strategic partnership to focus on improving maternal outcomes

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TRISTAR SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES  VITO CAPOTORTO, MD, AS NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

TRISTAR SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES VITO CAPOTORTO, MD, AS NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Vito A. Capotorto, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer (CMO) of TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn.

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Gene Discoveries Give New Hope to People Who Stutter

More than 2.5 million Americans have a chronic condition arising in early childhood that can negatively impact their education, job performance and employability well into adulthood.

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Alive Adds Three Board Members

Community Leaders Join Board of Middle Tennessee's Only Nonprofit Hospice

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Patient Experience awards honor service excellence

Patient Experience awards honor service excellence

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recognizing 485 clinicians and 132 clinical areas for receiving high marks from patients, earning Excellence in Patient Experience awards for fiscal year 2021.

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HCA HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD THREE HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, announced plans to build three new acute care hospitals in Florida to help meet the state's growing need for healthcare services.

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Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee Opens Orthopaedic Urgent Care and Rehabilitation Facility in Brentwood

Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee announced the opening of an orthopaedic urgent care and rehabilitation facility in Brentwood, located in Marketplace at Maryland Farms at 101 Creekside Crossing, Suite 1100.

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CALDOLOR® NOW FDA APPROVED FOR PRE-OPERATIVE ADMINISTRATION

CALDOLOR® NOW FDA APPROVED FOR PRE-OPERATIVE ADMINISTRATION

Dosed prior to surgery, Caldolor® demonstrated significant reduction in pain intensity

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Women to Watch Class of 2021

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

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY: LOCAL PEDIATRICIAN TERRI WHITE DEDICATES TIME TO HELP CHILDREN WORLDWIDE

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY: LOCAL PEDIATRICIAN TERRI WHITE DEDICATES TIME TO HELP CHILDREN WORLDWIDE

International Volunteer Day is a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere.

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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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Health Equity

NIH Grant to Address Chronic Diseases That Affect Populations with Health Disparities

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are the recipients of a $12.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to jointly develop the Southeast Collaborative for Innovative and Equitable Solutions to Chronic Disease Disparities.

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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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