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Women to Watch Class of 2018

The intelligent, gracious, impressive women selected for the Class of 2018 are helping change healthcare. Wearing many hats - provider, payer, administrator, teacher, lawyer, consultant, advocate, leader, role model - they po...

Searching for Sustainable Solutions to the Physician Shortage

AAMC calls for a multi-pronged approach to address the looming physician shortage.

Healing Mind & Body

Experts say screenings, education, early intervention key to improving, maintaining mental health.

Business

ACEP Statement on Texas High School Shooting

WASHINGTON -- In response to the high school shooting today in Santa Fe, Texas, Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) issued the following statement:

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AMA Marks Milestone in Medical Education As First Students Graduate Under Transformative National Curricula Redesign Initiative

First medical students who received training under national effort begin to graduate this month, including students from NYU, Indiana University, East Carolina University, Oregon Health and Science University, Penn State

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National Nurses Week: Lipscomb Prepares Next Generation of Servant Nurses

Every day nurses play a significant role in the nation's healthcare, and this week the nation is celebrating the profession as part of the American Nurses Association annual National Nurses Week celebration.

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Searching for Sustainable Solutions to the Physician Shortage

Searching for Sustainable Solutions to the Physician Shortage

AAMC calls for a multi-pronged approach to address the looming physician shortage.

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Clinical

Healing Mind & Body

Healing Mind & Body

Experts say screenings, education, early intervention key to improving, maintaining mental health.

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Statement On Opioid Related Legislation

America's hospitals and health systems have been engaged in treating people with substance use disorders for decades. In recent years, we have seen first-hand the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic on patients, families, and communities across the country.

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New Legislation Addressing the Opioid Crisis

New Legislation Addressing the Opioid Crisis

As the latest session of the Tennessee Legislature drew to a close, new laws were passed impacting the prescribing of opioids, particularly in regards to 'opioid naïve' patients.

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ACHEMT Hosts Opioid Educational Event

ACHEMT Hosts Opioid Educational Event

Middle Tennessee healthcare execs recently gathered to discuss the state's opioid crisis.

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Cumberland Heights Breaks Ground on ARCH Academy

Cumberland Heights Breaks Ground on ARCH Academy

Cumberland Heights has broken ground on a new residential facility specifically for adolescent boys struggling with addiction.

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The New Normal in Nursing Education

The New Normal in Nursing Education

More nursing programs, opportunities are available for working adults, and healthcare organizations are taking note.

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Neurology Notes

Neurology Notes

Progress is being made to address the wide array of neurological disorders that impact nearly one-third of Americans.

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Alzheimer's Association Sees Increase in Federal Support

Alzheimer's Association Sees Increase in Federal Support

The Alzheimer's Association is celebrating increased federal funding and supports for patients and caregivers living with a dementia diagnosis and the providers and researchers trying to prevent and treat the disease.

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SCALE Conference 2018: What to Expect

SCALE Conference 2018: What to Expect

Symposium for Cosmetic Advances and Laser Surgery (SCALE) Conference brings latest in skin, laser treatment to Middle Tennessee.

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Events

24th Annual Movies in the Park 2018 Lineup

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May 25: "Operation Famous Salute"- A letter-writing campaign for our Military

NASHVILLE, TN - "Operation Famous Salute" returns for a twelfth year to all Tennessee Famous Dave's restaurant locations, including local metro locations in Hermitage and Smyrna over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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June 5: Blockchain for Healthcare

June 5: Blockchain for Healthcare

Our panel will break down the basics of blockchain technology and explore its many potential applications.

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June 14-16: MHA's 2018 Annual Conference

June 14-16: MHA's 2018 Annual Conference

When it comes to mental health, is the United States languishing in the past, or are we fit for the future?

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June 18, 2018 Nashville Golf Tournament - Tee Off for ALS

Join us on June 18th at Vanderbilt Legends Club!

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June 21: Lymphedema Encouragement Group Meeting At Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

Free quarterly meeting for individuals living with lymphedema and caregivers

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Aug. 27-29: Health:Further

The 2018 Health:Further Festival is set for August 27-29 at the Music City Center.

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Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

Oct. 19: Heal The Music Day

As you know, all of Music Health Alliance's services are entirely free. Depending on where you are in your healthcare journey, you may have reached out to us for different reasons.

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Nov. 7-9: Unprecedented Medicaid Conference to Convene Disparate Stakeholders to Discuss Sector's Biggest Challenges, Initiate Solutions

Crossroads, An Artia Solutions Conference will gather the brightest minds in Medicaid Nov. 7-9, 2018, to jumpstart game-changing conversations about improving new drug policies, pharmaceutical trends, healthcare reform, regulations, and other pressing issues

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Women to Watch Class of 2018

Karen Cassidy, MD, MPH

Karen Cassidy, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer, Mid-South Region

UnitedHealthcare


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Joanna Conley, MBA, FACHE

Joanna Conley, MBA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center


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Yvette Doran, MBA, FACMPE

Yvette Doran, MBA, FACMPE

President & CEO

Saint Thomas Medical Partners/Ascension Medical Group - TN


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Jana Dreyzehner, MD

Jana Dreyzehner, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Starfish Health, PLLC


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Claire Cowart Haltom, JD

Claire Cowart Haltom, JD

Shareholder
Baker|Ober Health Law a Baker Donelson Practice


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Veronica Thierry Mallett, MD, MMM

Veronica Thierry Mallett, MD, MMM

Senior Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine


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Mandi Ryan, MSN, RN

Mandi Ryan, MSN, RN

Director, Healthcare Innovation

Centerstone


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Katie Tarr, CHFP

Katie Tarr, CHFP

Senior Manager, Healthcare Valuation Services
LBMC


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Robin Williams, MD

Robin Williams, MD

Robin Williams, MD
Breast Surgeon
Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Breast Surgery


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Kinika Young, JD

Kinika Young, JD

Director, Children's Health

Tennessee Justice Center


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Regulatory/Compliance

ACEP Board To Consider Further Legal Recourse During May Meeting

The federal government last week published a notice of clarification in response to a court order requiring it to adequately address comments and proposals made by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and other organizations regarding the Greatest of Three Rule.

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CMS issues final 2019 Payment Notice Rule to increase access to affordable health plans for Americans suffering from high Obamacare premiums

Final rule will improve program integrity, increase state flexibility, and reduce regulatory burdens

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Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Addiction & Recovery Act

Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Addiction & Recovery Act

Blackburn Introduces Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act 2.0 to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Research

Study Tracks Impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on State Medicaid Programs 

In the United States, one infant is born every 15 minutes with withdrawal symptoms after being exposed to opioids before birth, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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Grand Rounds

Health Records on iPhone Now Available to Vanderbilt Health Patients

NNew app offers a simple and secure way to access your medical data

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Faith Family Medical Center Welcomes New Event and Marketing Manager

Faith Family Medical Center Welcomes New Event and Marketing Manager

Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to announce Erin Ingram as its Event and Marketing Manager. Ingram will coordinate the event and marketing efforts of the nonprofit.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Announces Nurse Manager Of NICU

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Announces Nurse Manager Of NICU

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to announce the promotion of Elishia Gifford, RN, BSN, to Nurse Manager for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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Healthcare Veteran, Investor Tony Corley Joins EvidenceCare as CFO

Nashville-based healthcare startup EvidenceCare announced this week the hire of Nashville healthcare veteran Tony Corley as the company's new chief financial officer.

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Saint Thomas Medical Partners Opens Saint Thomas Heart In Hermitage

Saint Thomas Heart is one of the nation's most innovative and comprehensive heart programs, with 60 locations across Middle Tennessee

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Community Health Systems Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell the Assets of Ocala, Florida Hospital

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) has announced that an affiliate of the Company has signed a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the associated assets of 421-bed Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, to Florida Hospital Ocala, Inc., a subsidiary of Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation.

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Alive Hospice Doctor Honored with Fellow Designation by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Alive Hospice Doctor Honored with Fellow Designation by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Andrew Daigle, MD, of Murfreesboro Receives One of the Academy's Highest Honors

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New $39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement And Patient Simulation Opens at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

New $39.7 Million Center for Healthcare Improvement And Patient Simulation Opens at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center opens a new chapter in health care education in Tennessee and beyond on May 11, when the ribbon is cut on its new $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS).

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