Awards, Honors, Achievements
HCA CMO and President of Clinical Services Jonathan Perlin, MD, and Community Health Systems CMO and President of Clinical Operations Lynn Simon, MD, were both recently named to Modern Healthcare's list of "50 Most Influential Physician Executives & Leaders" for 2017.
Last month, Saint Thomas Health announced Tony Heard as the new chairman of the Saint Thomas Health Board of Directors. Heard joined the Saint Thomas Health Board in 2011, serving as the finance committee chair. A partner with InfoWorks, Heard is one of the founders of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems including Ascension and Saint Thomas Health.
In a ceremony held in Nashville at the end of June, HCA Healthcare presented the 2016 HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction, including the Frist Humanitarian Award, the HCA Innovators Award and the HCA Excellence in Nursing Award to clinicians, administrators and volunteers from across the country. One of the recent winners was Mohammed Elayan, PharmD, BCOP, clinical pharmacist with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, who won an Innovators Award for developing a dosing strategy that produces the desired therapeutic results for patients while minimizing medication waste.
LifePoint Health CEO Bill Carpenter has been tapped to serve as co-chair of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership 2020, the organization's economic development initiative.
Saint Thomas West Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers, which represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.