On Saturday, Sept. 7, TriStar Health joined more than 65 HCA Healthcare hospitals and local law enforcement agencies across the country to provide an opportunity for community members to properly dispose of unused opioid medications anonymously, with no questions asked. The TriStar Division hosted events at 13 locations across three states, including eight participating Middle Tennessee facilities. This year's event collected more than 350 pounds of opioids, eclipsing the 2018 total by more than 125 pounds. Area TriStar facilities collected more than 110 pounds of the unused drugs, safely disposing of them and keeping them off the streets.
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Current Initiatives (Current), is providing complimentary laundry services to lower-income residents at a local Nashville laundromat this weekend.
TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has appointed Laura Reed, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, as its chief nursing officer. Reed brings more than 28 years of nursing experience within HCA to her new role.
Scott Nalley, CPA, CISA, CIA, CCSFP, has been named the newest member of KraftCPAs. Nalley is in the Risk Assurance & Advisory Services Practice where his primary focus includes internal audit and internal control consulting projects.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP recently announced Abbey Mansfield Ruby has joined the firm's Nashville office.
Dustin Greene, FACHE, has been appointed CEO of TriStar Skyline Medical Center effective Feb. 1 where he will be responsible for operations of the 278-bed hospital, as well as the 121-bed behavioral health hospital TriStar Skyline Madison and related care areas serving communities in and around Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
Middle Tennessee has welcomed several new facilities and colleagues to the area in recent weeks.
Last month, Tennessee's Division of TennCare director Gabe Roberts announced he is leaving Tennessee state government to return to the private sector. His anticipated last day will be Monday, March 2, 2020. At press time, Governor Bill Lee had not yet named a successor to the position.
At the end of last year, Swedish-based Permobil announced Charles 'Chuck' Witkowski, II as executive vice president for the Americas. A leading producer of motorized wheelchairs and mobility solutions with a factory in Lebanon, Permobil selected Nashville-based Witkowski to advance its mission of moving people forward, literally and figuratively.
Nashville Vascular and Vein Institute (NVAVI) founder Patrick C Ryan, MD, FACS, FSVS, a board-certified vascular surgeon who holds several national roles focused on quality metrics and performance in the field, has joined a very small group in the region offering TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR).
Tim Jones, MD has been named chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health where he will serve as an advisor to the commissioner on matters of health policy and assist in setting priorities for the department.
Sameer Gupta has been appointed managing director of First Horizon's Specialty Healthcare Group in Nashville.
LBMC recently announced Ann S. Brandt, PhD, as director of the firm's new Life Sciences Valuation and Consulting service line within the company's national healthcare practice.
Saint Thomas Rutherford announced two new executive leaders last month.
Last month, AdvancedHEALTH, Middle Tennessee's largest, independent, multi-specialty practice, announced the addition of Quoc Jonathan Tran, MD, pain management, to its growing group of providers.
Saint Thomas West Hospital, a member of Ascension Saint Thomas, and Nephrology Associates, Middle Tennessee's largest provider of renal care, have announced an exclusive partnership to expand kidney transplant care.
At the end of 2019, Nashville-based Cumberland Pharmaceuticals announced approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for RediTrex™, its new line of methotrexate products.