In late August, the Health Services and Development Agency of the State of Tennessee granted Certificate of Need approval for construction of the Saint Thomas Rehabilitation Hospital, a 40-bed freestanding inpatient rehab facility on the health system's midtown campus.
Area educational programs and corporations are expanding offerings to meet the demands of an evolving marketplace.
Five years into the Medicare Shared Savings Program, more and more ACOs are beginning to demonstrate the ability to improve quality while lowering costs.
Ascension Saint Thomas recently celebrated the grand opening of their comprehensive new cancer center on the Midtown campus.
Nashville physician-scientists are helping lead the way in advancing cancer care.
Saint Thomas Health, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance recently announced a collaborative partnership for joint replacement.
It's been an exciting few weeks for cardiac care in Middle Tennessee with major announcements coming from Saint Thomas Health and TriStar Centennial.
There is an urgent need for more dynamic and effective measures to care for the growing number of Americans with serious mental illness - in Middle Tennessee and across the nation.
More nursing programs, opportunities are available for working adults, and healthcare organizations are taking note.
Ashok Babu, MD, is giving a second chance to cardiac patients at Saint Thomas Heart
This year, Congress has worked hard to craft solutions to real challenges being experienced in the healthcare marketplace. The fact is that in many states the individual insurance market needs to offer more health plan options at lower cost for Tennesseans. We need Congress to act now.
Angie Boyd-Chambers, a longtime communications specialist with Saint Thomas Health has been promoted to chief marketing and communications officer.
Last month, former CHS exec Brian Gill began a new role for Saint Thomas Health as vice president overseeing the behavioral health service line development.
Kristen Toth, formerly executive director of Saint Thomas Health Alliance, has been named vice president of Program Development-Women and Children, at Saint Thomas Health, which is part of Ascension.
If Nashville had a city bird, it would be a crane ... no, not the long-necked, long-legged avian but the soaring steel tower cranes that seem to dot the sky in every direction.
An important Open Enrollment deadline is quickly approaching. Tomorrow, December 15, is the last day to apply on HealthCare.gov for healthcare coverage beginning January 1, 2017.
Access in Tennessee & Other Non-Expansion States
Just after sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 24, hundreds of Tennesseans - parents and children, friends and neighbors - began forming a line around the block to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. It's a gigantic space where Elvis Presley once played. Some people camped out all night to be among the first, while others waited patiently throughout the day. They were not there to see a famous rock n' roll musician, however - they were there to see a healthcare provider. For many, it was the first time they had been to the doctor in years.
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