Last month, Ascension Saint Thomas proposed construction of the state's first neighborhood hospital, which would be located in Murfreesboro near the Westlawn community. If approved by HSDA, the new facility would serve as a satellite hospital of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford to serve one of the fastest growing zip codes in the state. Designed to complement services on the main campus, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford at Westlawn will include eight private inpatient medical beds, an Emergency Department with eight treatment rooms, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. The hospital will have two levels, with the second floor used for clinical office space and additional clinical services. The Certificate of Need hearing on the project is scheduled for August. If approved, completion of the estimated $24.6 million project is anticipated for early 2022.
AMA Expands Online Education Hub to Further Streamline the Lifelong Learning, Licensure and Certification Needs of Physicians and Health Care Professi
AMA Ed HubTM features new educational content from American Society of Addiction Medicine, Obesity Medicine Association, and the Society of Hospital Medicine and offers auto-reporting by American Board of Pathology to help physicians and health professionals improve care delivery
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry graduates received academic achievement awards recognition in a creative way.
The surgical team at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, under the direction of general surgeon, Joshua Taylor, MD, FACS, with The Surgical Clinic, has become the first in Tennessee to remove thyroid glands using an approach that leaves no visible scar. Rather than performing the surgery through an incision in the neck, which leaves a visible scar, this new scar-free minimally invasive approach was performed using very small incisions inside the mouth, between the gums and lower lip.
The Tennessee Justice Center recently Mika Moser as chief operating officer. Moser will manage operations at TJC, a nonprofit public interest law firm and advocacy center serving families throughout the state.
On June 16, two Vanderbilt University Medical Center physician scientists were each awarded a $220,000 grant to fund separate clinical research efforts to study diabetes. Only six fellows were selected nationally for the highly competitive grant competition to win 2020 Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowships ... and two hailed from VUMC.
SC&H Capital, a leading investment banking and advisory firm has ntered into a joint venture with two healthcare consulting firms, Nashville-based Healthcare Management Partners (HMP) and Baltmore-based i3 Healthcare Consulting, to better serve the strategic and financial needs of the healthcare industry.
In late spring, Change Healthcare announced the appointment of Steven Martin as executive vice president of enterprise technology. Martin joined Change Healthcare from GE where he served as acting CEO for GE Digital. He previously spent over a decade at Microsoft where he was a key leader on their Azure cloud platform team.
PathGroup Selected as Early Access Partner for Launch of Illumina's Sequencing-Based COVID-19 Diagnostic Test
In June, Nashville-based PathGroup, one of the nation's largest private providers of pathology, clinical and molecular laboratory services, announced the company has been selected as an early access partner for the launch of Illumina's new sequencing-based COVID-19 test. COVIDSeq™ accommodates more than 3,000 test samples per run, allowing for a substantial increase in testing capacity.
Taking new actions that focus on the well-being and safety of customers and team members, American Airlines announced in late June that it has created a new Travel Health Advisory Panel that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) infectious disease experts to advise on health and cleaning matters as travelers return over the summer.
TriStar Health and HCA Healthcare have established a health insurance coverage hotline to assist those whose insurance coverage has been impacted by a life-changing event, such as job loss or reduced income, as a result of the economic impact caused by COVID-19.
Ardent Health Services Selects American Red Cross Resuscitation Suite™ Program in Enterprise-wide Agreement with HealthStream
Innovative competency-based approach to resuscitation training at Ardent raises the bar on quality and empowers their workforce to improve patient outcomes
Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc. (CET) today announced that Advansta, a leading developer and supplier of protein characterization products, has established operations at the CET Life Sciences Center.
56-year-old Robert Marcom bikes 20 to 30 miles on a typical weekday morning. On weekends, 70-mile rides are pretty normal accomplishments for Robert.
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee provides guidance for talking with children about race and anti-racism
Widespread protests in response to the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and countless other unjust killings of Black Americans throughout our country's history have brought the issues of racism and racial injustice to the forefront of family conversations.
Texas allergist becomes third consecutive woman to hold office
The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the election of Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, S.C., as the new president-elect of the nation's premier physician organization.