Awards, Honors, Achievements
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has been re-elected to serve as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) for the 116th Congress. Alexander said top priorities for the committee include reducing the cost of healthcare, extending funding to approximately 12,000 community health centers, and reauthorizing both the Older Americans Act, which supports the organization and delivery of social and nutrition services to older adults and their caregivers, and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, which funds major grant programs that provide a social services response to issues of child abuse and neglect.
TriStar Ashland City Medical Center was recently recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality and patient perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital recently held the 2018 Annual Physician award ceremony, which recognized the outstanding accomplishments of clinical leadership. James Carter, MD, was honored with the Physician of the Year Award; the late Chester Falterman, MD, was honored as the recipient Clinical Excellence Award, acknowledging innovation and care excellence; and William (Alex) Hollis, MD, was honored with the Olin Williams Distinguished Service Award, a lifetime achievement award for displaying wisdom and compassion throughout his career.
The Tennessee HIMSS Chapter recently received the FY2018 HIMSS Chapter of the Year award as the top large-sized chapter in North America. Additionally, previous Tennessee Chapter President Tommy Lewis received the honor of 'Chapter Leader of the Year' award.
Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, recently announced its 2018 award winners. Monica Greene, manager of technical delivery and optimization at naviHealth, was named the Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year. Matt Kroplin, partner at Burr & Forman, received the Ambassador of the Year award. Baker Donelson was named the Supporting Organization of the Year for its ongoing commitment to LHC.
Centerstone Vice President for Crisis and Disaster Relief Becky Stoll has been awarded the 2018 Dorothea Dix Community Service Award presented by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) for her work in bringing mental health issues to the forefront of public awareness. Stoll has over three decades of contributions to behavioral health that includes her teaching suicide prevention methods around the world.
PYA Co-founder and CEO Ed Pershing was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business (HCB) at the 10th Annual Gala and Alumni Awards.