GRAND ROUNDS An internationally recognized expert in epidemiology and communicable and foodborne diseases, Jones has been a subject matter expert and consultant to the World Health Organization, has worked as a CDC advisor in numerous countries and served as a Polio Eradication Project Consultant in the Republic of Yemen. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and has won multiple awards for his work. Jones received his medical degree from Stanford University and completed postgraduate training in family medicine and maternal and child health.
Prior to joining LBMC, Brandt was partner at a large healthcare valuation company where she developed and managed multiple services including a global life sciences service line. A frequent speaker, she has authored multiple articles and book chapters.
Saint Thomas Rutherford Announces CFO, CNO
Scott Furniss, MBA, CPA, began serving as chief financial officer on Jan. 13. He has more than a decade of executive leadership experience at fellow Ascension hospitals, most recently hold-
ing a dual role as CFO of Saint Agnes Healthcare and Hospital in Baltimore and Providence Health System and Hospital in Washington, DC. After graduating with Scott Furniss honors from the University of Baltimore, Furniss earned his MBA at Loyola College of Maryland. The hospital also introduced industry veteran Teresa Collins, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as its new chief nursing officer, effective Feb. 3. Her 28-year healthcare
career includes adult and pediatric critical care, emergency services, acute and postacute clinical care quality oversight, and extensive executive leadership experience. She most Teresa Collins recently served as CNO for the Duke/LifePoint Rutherford Regional Health System in Rutherfordton, NC. Collins earned her undergraduate nursing degree and Master of Science in Nursing-Healthcare Administration from Walden University in Minneapolis.
First Horizon Healthcare News
Sameer Gupta has been appointed managing director of First Horizon’s Specialty Healthcare Group in Nashville. Based at the bank’s Hill Center – Brentwood office, he will report to Leslie Pack, group head of Specialty Healthcare. With more than 12 years of experi- Sameer Gupta ence as an investment banker, Gupta is responsible at First Horizon for providing commercial lending and depository services to private equity-backed, middle-market healthcare companies in the U.S. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and most recently was a director with a leading investment bank in New York. In other news, the bank appointed Glenn Bradley as senior vice president, private client relationship manager for Middle Tennessee’s Medical Banking Group. Bradley previously served as vice president. A veteran of the financial services industry since 1985, Brad- Glenn Bradley ley assists physicians, their practices and other medical-related businesses in reaching their short and long-term financial goals with lending and cash management. The UT-Knoxville graduate is a board member of the Nashville General Hospital Foundation and the Nashville Medical Group Managers Association.
Brandt Named Director of LBMC Life Sciences LBMC recently announced Ann S. Brandt, PhD, as director of the firm’s new Life Sciences Valuation and Consulting service line within the company’s national healthcare practice. Brandt brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to her role leading the new ser- Dr. Ann Brandt vice line, which leverages existing LBMC resources to provide a full range of valuation and consulting services to life science companies, with a focus on pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. nashvillemedicalnews
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