Some Answers in Short Supply During ‘Day on the Hill’ Event

Attendance was up approximately 20 percent for this year’s Day on the Hill, the annual one-on-one meeting in Nashville of legislators and physicians, nurses and healthcare administrators for the opportunity to exchange opinions and concerns about issues affecting healthcare

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Current West TN Medical News

Some Answers in Short Supply During ‘Day on the Hill’ Event | Keith Anderson, MD, Sutherland Cardiology; Julie Griffin, Director, Governmental Affairs, TMA; Tennessee Medical Association; Tennessee Nurses’ Association; Day on the Hill; Payor Accountability Act; Physician-Led Team Based Care/Tennessee Healthcare Improvement Act of 2015, Nurse Independent Practice/Full Practice Authority Act.
Some Answers in Short Supply During ‘Day on the Hill’ Event

Attendance was up approximately 20 percent for this year’s Day on the Hill, the annual one-on-one meeting in Nashville of legislators and physicians, nurses and healthcare administrators for the opportunity to exchange opinions and concerns about issues affecting healthcare.


 


Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Lisa Piercey, MD
HEALTHCARE LEADER: Lisa Piercey, MD

Vice President, Physician Services, West Tennessee Healthcare

As though being the mother of four – three of which are triplets – would not be challenging enough, try also being a pediatrician who is one of only six in the state sub-boarded in child abuse.


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Robert Hamm, MD
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Robert Hamm, MD

Variety is the spice of life and is a good description of the career of Board certified psychiatrist Robert Hamm, MD.


 


HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE FOCUS

Healthcare Real Estate Market Solid In Spite of Economic Challenges | Kelly Truitt, Parrish Taylor, Marvin Stockwell, Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Center, CB Richard Ellis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Regional One Health, Methodist Desoto Hospital, Spence and Becky Wilson Children's Hospital, Anita Vaughn, Bret Perisho
Healthcare Real Estate Market Solid In Spite of Economic Challenges

In spite of tight budgets and other economic challenges, the healthcare real estate market in the Memphis area remains on an upward trend, according to decision makers involved in the business.


 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & ADDICTION FOCUS

Integrating for Improved Outcomes | Clinical, Technology, Centerstone, Community-based Behavioral Health, Integrated Healthcare, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Veteran Mental Health, Centerstone Research Institute, CRI, Ben Middleton, Tom Doub, coacationHealth, Foster Parents
Integrating for Improved Outcomes

Community-Based Solutions Answer Some of Tennessee’s Toughest Behavioral Health Challenges

Hillary Clinton famously said, “It takes a village.”


 

Grand Rounds

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


Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat
Title: Why Ringing in the Ears May Be Hard to Treat
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Title: Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Title: Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
Title: Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
Title: Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping
Category: Health News
Created: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Tunica Elementary Student Dies From Bacterial Meningitis - MyFox Memphis

MyFox Memphis

Tunica Elementary Student Dies From Bacterial Meningitis
MyFox Memphis
... and this Meningitis strand is not contagious. Any student who has received antibiotics from MDH can discontinue the treatment and discard the medicine. Please keep the family and our community uplifted as we navigate through this difficult time ...

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Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:12 pm CDT

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary adds more free days - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary adds more free days
The Tennessean
The "If Trees Could Sing" program is a little hard to explain, but here is my best shot: The Nature Conservancy has spent months working with tree-loving artists including Amy Grant, Reba McEntire, Victor Wooten, Ben Folds, Ketch Secor of Old Crow ...

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:06 am CDT

Slain American Warren Weinstein's Congressman Wants 'Hostage Czar' - KTIC

KTIC

Slain American Warren Weinstein's Congressman Wants 'Hostage Czar'
KTIC
(WASHINGTON) — The congressman who represents the family of slain American Dr. Warren Weinstein in the House of Representatives is crafting legislation to create a “hostage czar” who would be empowered to cut through bureaucracy in order to ...

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Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 7:13 pm CDT