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Awards, Honors, Achievements

Linda Brady, MD, a pediatrician with Old Harding Pediatrics and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, was selected as recipient of the national 2018 Excellence in Diagnosis (V-RED) Award from the Vasculitis Foundation. Brady was chosen for her diagnosis of a rare disease that was masquerading as a cold. When her patient didn't respond to standard treatment, Brady tenaciously pursued additional tests that led her to the rare diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener's Disease). Responding well to a new line of treatmen, her patient is now in remission.

Last month, the American College of Emergency Physicians' Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) named hospitals making the honor roll for exceptional performance in several key metrics. Sumner Regional Medical Center was recognized as one of 23 hospital awardees nationwide for the E-QUAL Honor Roll: Sepsis.

Nashville law firms were well represented on the American Bar Association Health Law Section's 2018 "Regional Top 10 Recognitions." In the South region, Waller, Baker Donelson, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and Butler Snow took the first four slots on the list. Stites & Harbison, Polsinelli and Burr & Forman, which all have offices here with strong healthcare practices, also made the top 10.

The American Association of Men in Nursing has named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. The honor recognizes a nursing school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession. "Healthcare needs more nurses and it needs more diversity. Male nurses bring an understanding of male healthcare needs and perspectives that are needed," said VUSN Dean Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN. She added professor Tom Christenbery, PhD, MSN, and instructor Chance Allen, MSN, spent months researching, collecting data and documenting school activities that led to the recognition.

Alive, the only non-profit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services for Middle Tennessee, recently announced that one of its medical directors, Robert Berkompas, MD, has been appointed an adjunct assistant [professor at Meharry Medical College. He will be teaching a Capstone project class on end-of-life care to fourth year students.

Franklin-based M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding™ solutions, was recently named the leading vendor in a healthcare industry report by technology and services market research company, Black Book™ Research. M*Modal ranked #1 in overall document capture and transcription technology solutions and services for the fifth consecutive year in both inpatient and outpatient care settings.

Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The hospital also received the association's Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll/Target: StrokeSM Elite award. To qualify, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient's arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, for ischemic stroke.

Local healthcare interior designer Rebecca Donner, owner and founder of Nashville-based Inner Design Studio, was recently recognized as an industry leader and presented the second annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Tennessee Chapter Legend Award. The Legend Award recognizes standout professionals in the local interior design community.

Melissa Hogan was recognized last month in California at the 2018 Global Genes RARE Champion of Hope Celebration as this year's advocacy honoree.: Advocacy Honoree. The Nashville native is president of Project Alive, a research and advocacy foundation focused on Hunter Syndrome, and was nominated by others in the rare disease community for her advocacy work that helps so many rare disease families, including her own.

The Greater Nashville American Heart Association held its annual Heart Walk on Sept. 15 on Vanderbilt University's campus, drawing a record-breaking crowd of over 10,000 Middle Tennesseans who joined together to raise close to $2 million to fight heart disease and stroke.

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