Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


Meharry & HCA Join Forces for Training Physicians


 
Dr. James E.K. Hildreth

In announcing a new partnership with HCA to train students at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, Meharry Medical College President and CEO James E.K. Hildreth, PhD, MD, called it a "historic day."

He continued, ""We could not be prouder to partner with HCA to broaden the training of our students. As fellow members of the Nashville healthcare community, Meharry and HCA have come to know and respect one another over many years. HCA has consistently demonstrated a commitment to providing high quality, compassionate care to communities throughout the country, including the diverse populations Meharry serves. We are pleased to forge an alliance that will advance how healthcare is delivered in our community."

Founded in 1876, Meharry is the nation's largest private, independent historically black academic health sciences center dedicated to educating minority and other health professionals. Today, it is composed of a medical school, dental school and graduate school in research and health policy, and is recognized as a top five producer of primary care physicians and a leading producer of African Americans with PhDs. The school has educated generations of physicians, dentists, researchers and health policy experts dedicated to reducing healthcare disparities and promoting health equity.

The agreement with HCA advances Hildreth's vision to forge innovative partnerships that create the best opportunities for students and the local community. In recent years, Meharry has announced partnerships with institutions including Fisk University, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and Tennessee State University (TSU) to increase the number of primary care physicians among underserved communities.

The ability to train students at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center also allows Meharry to bring students who have been training remotely back to Nashville. For several years, Meharry has sent students to hospitals out of state due to limited patient volume at Nashville General Hospital, the primary hospital where it has conducted its training. Coinciding with the announcement, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Nashville General would become an outpatient facility.

"Meharry is a proud product of Nashville and grateful to the people, businesses and churches that have supported the college for the past 142 years," said Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine at Meharry Medical College Veronica Mallett, MD, MMM. "This partnership provides Meharry with the resources and reach to expose our students to specialized areas of medicine and expand into new areas of study that were not possible before. Together with HCA, we will be able to further lift the people we serve, resulting in better health and economic progress for all."

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

The 2019 Legislative Agenda

A new governor and many new legislators make 2019 a learning year as the state's top healthcare organizations seek to address a number of old issues and tweak some new solutions unveiled last year.

Read More

Updated Cholesterol Guidelines Take a Personalized Approach

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released updated cholesterol clinical guidelines in November 2018, taking a more nuanced approach to care over a patient's lifetime.

Read More

Sharing Data, Saving Lives

In an increasingly connected medical ecosystem where patient safety, health status improvement, and provider reimbursement are impacted at every point along the continuum, the need to efficiently, securely share data appears to have reached a tipping point.

Read More

New Rules in Heart Disease

A number of guideline changes and updates warrant more education around statin use and blood pressure monitoring, but local cardiologists say the higher standards are a game changer.

Read More

Dr. Ashish Shah: A Heart for Transplant Patients

Dr. Ashish Shah is the driving force behind the growth and innovation at one of the nation's busiest heart transplant programs.

Read More

Heart Monitor

Cardiovascular news of note.

Read More

ECMO Program Thriving at TriStar Centennial

A TriStar Centennial, a team approach is key to hospital's successful ECMO program.

Read More

Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input

Sen. Lamar Alexander asks stakeholders and future leaders to weigh in on ways to improve health outcomes, lower costs.

Read More

CMS Utilizes Dartboard Approach to Modernizing the Medicare Drug Benefit

Controlling pharmaceutical prices remains a hot topic, judging from the 6,415 comments received in response to the CMS proposed rule: "Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses."

Read More

A Conversation with LHC Director Molly Vice

Every company should have a succession plan. LHC plays a key role in planning for the next generation of leaders for an entire industry.

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
HCA, Hildreth, Meharry Medical College, MTSU, TriStar Southern Hills, Veronica Mallett
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: