Current Nashville Medical News

LHC Prepares for Annual D.C. Delegation | Nashville Health Care Council, Leadership Health Care, Delegation to Washington, D.C., Jenni Bradley, David Wasserman, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Spending, Healthcare Funding, Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Reform
LHC Prepares for Annual D.C. Delegation

A large delegation of Nashville healthcare executives will descend on Washington, D.C. next month to meet with policymakers, political pundits and industry insiders as part of Leadership Health Care’s annual trek to the nation’s capital.


 
MTSA Capstone Project Highlights Blood Pressure Accuracy in Obese Patients | Mindy Mullins, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Obesity, Blood Pressure Measurement, GE Critikon Radial Cuff,
MTSA Capstone Project Highlights Blood Pressure Accuracy in Obese Patients

Recent Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia graduate Mindy Mullins, DNAP, CRNA, received the inaugural President’s Medal for her innovative capstone project that focused on improving the accuracy of blood pressure measurement for obese patients.


 
Health Care Council’s Annual Wall Street Analysts Provide 2015 Predictions

In late January, top investment analysts gathered to discuss 2015 industry predictions as part of the Nashville Health Care Council’s annual Wall Street panel.


 
UT Health Science Center Plans Major Expansion in Middle Tennessee | University of Tennessee Health Science Center, UTHSC, Saint Thomas Health, Jessica Wells, Chancellor Steve Schwab, UT Expansion in Nashville
UT Health Science Center Plans Major Expansion in Middle Tennessee

With primary campus locations in Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers a broad spectrum of medical and graduate healthcare degree options on both ends of the state.


 
CARDIOLOGY FOCUS

VHVI Offering World’s Tiniest Pacemaker, Pulmonary Hypertension Surgery | Vanderbilt Heart Vascular Institute, VHVI, Craig Ellis, Ivan Robbins, Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, Micra TPS, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy, PTE, World’s Tiniest Pacemaker, CTEPH, Pulmonary Hypertension Surgery
VHVI Offering World’s Tiniest Pacemaker, Pulmonary Hypertension Surgery

Micra TPS

A pacemaker the size of a vitamin is changing the cardiac game at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.


 
TriStar Centennial Offering Latest for AFib, Heart Failure Patients | CardioMEMS, TriStar Centennial, Greg Bashian, Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation, AFib, Centennial Heart, Congestive Heart Failure Treatment, nMARQ, reMARQable, Thomas Johnston
TriStar Centennial Offering Latest for AFib, Heart Failure Patients

There’s good news for patients with drug-resistant, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AFib). A clinical trial underway at TriStar Centennial Medical Center is offering hope through the reMARQable clinical study, which will assess the safety and effectiveness of the nMARQ™ Pulmonary Vein Isolation System in treating the condition.


 
Novel Aortic Valve Replacement Trial Underway at Saint Thomas Heart | TRANSFORM Clinical Trial, Edwards Intuity Valve System, Saint Thomas Heart, Evelio Rodriguez, Aortic Valve Replacement, Edwards Lifesciences
Novel Aortic Valve Replacement Trial Underway at Saint Thomas Heart
In June, Saint Thomas Heart became one of 27 cardiac programs nationwide to offer an investigational “sutureless” prosthesis for patients in need of an aortic valve replacement.
 
Williamson Medical Center Opens Pulmonary Rehab Unit

Williamson Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab program recently added pulmonary rehab as its newest rehabilitation service offered.


 
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS FOCUS

Four Considerations Before You Sell | Healthcare M&A, Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare Growth, Cindy Reisz, Bass Berry & Sims, Anti-kickback Statutes, STARK Laws
Four Considerations Before You Sell

Appropriate Due Diligence Eases M&A Transactions

Coming off a banner year for mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry, it’s easy to believe most deals are smoothly completed.


 
Strategic Growth: | Capella Healthcare, Michael Wiechart, Clinical Integration, M&A, Healthcare Acquisitions, Inpatient Care, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
Strategic Growth:

The Health System Perspective

Capella Healthcare, Inc. ended 2014 with a flurry of activity to help strategically grow the company through a variety of mechanisms including new acquisitions and partnerships.


 
M&A Conference Scheduled for Nashville

April 27-28 • Omni Nashville Hotel

More than 30 speakers will converge on Nashville for the Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare event slated for late April at the Omni Hotel.


 
Strategic Growth: | Heritage Medical Associates, Summit Medical Associates, Dr. Chetan Mukundan, Primary Care, Multi-Specialty Practice, Practice Mergers, M&A, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dr. William Baucom
Strategic Growth:

The Practice Perspective

Middle Tennessee’s largest, independent, multi-specialty practice is getting a little bigger with the announcement that Heritage Medical Associates is acquiring Summit Medical Associates.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Suzie Brown Balances Two Demanding Careers | Suzie Brown, Suzie Brown Songs, Suzanne Brown Sacks, advanced heart disease, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Americana
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Suzie Brown Balances Two Demanding Careers

Very few physicians and clinicians get the itch to tackle show business. It’s a short list that includes novelist/screenwriter Michael Crichton, MD, and Friends star Lisa Kudrow, who was a medical researcher for nearly a decade before launching her acting career.


 
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE:  Healthspek Helps Consumers Take Control of Their Health Records | Healthspek, Randy Farr, Bruce LeFew, Medical Record, Electronic Health Record, EMR, EHR, ChartNow, Medical App, Personal Care App, Consumer Healthcare Living Will, Personal Health Record, Meaningful Use, Chris Moore
HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE: Healthspek Helps Consumers Take Control of Their Health Records

What if…

your child needs his shot records so he can play in his team’s first game of the season … which is scheduled for this afternoon … and today is Saturday?


 
Grand Rounds

February 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 
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