Middle Tennessee is home of two members of the recently announced American Heart Association's Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Local directors, both returning to serve for their second fiscal year, are: David Dill, president and CEO of LifePoint Health and Keith Wolken, chairman and CEO of SMS Holdings Corporation. During the upcoming year, Dill and Wolken will play an instrumental role in guiding efforts to reduce the incidences of heart disease and stroke.
Saghi Asgarifar has been appointed to the board of directors for Street Works, a non-profit organization providing education, prevention and care to those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hep C. Asgarifar is a clinical research associate with international pharmaceutical company ICON plc in Nashville.
Sumner Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.