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.
 


Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Title: Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Title: E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Title: Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Title: Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Title: Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Title: Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT


Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program - KYTX

KYTX

Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program
KYTX
A blue-ribbon panel of scientists from theInstitute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, concluded last year that there is little or no evidence the program prevents mental illness. It argued there was no effort to test its efficacy ...

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Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:09 pm CDT

Chattanooga Physician J. Mack Worthington and Blood Assurance Earn Honors ... - The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan

Chattanooga Physician J. Mack Worthington and Blood Assurance Earn Honors ...
The Chattanoogan
Dr. Worthington has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years, serving as an attending physician at hospitals in Chattanooga, Memphis and Jackson. He is actively involved in the teaching program at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine ...

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Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:57 am CDT

Gedeon Luke: From 'American Idol' to Daryl's House - Poughkeepsie Journal

Poughkeepsie Journal

Gedeon Luke: From 'American Idol' to Daryl's House
Poughkeepsie Journal
Amplifying the biblical connections for Luke, a singer-songwriter from Tennessee, is the fact that his hometown of Memphis, according to the University of Memphis, was named after the ancient capital of Egypt. ... It's like medicine. Music set me free ...

Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:32 pm CDT