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Last month, AdvancedHEALTH, Middle Tennessee’s largest, independent, multi-specialty practice, announced the addition of Quoc Jonathan Tran, MD, pain management, to its growing group of providers. Tran, whose areas Dr. Jonathan Tran of clinical interest include regenerative and interventional procedures to treat pain utilizing ultrasound and fluoroscopy, sees patients at The Pain Management Group. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas before beginning his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He then completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte and a NASSrecognized fellowship in interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine at Alabama Orthopedic, Spine and Sports.

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About! Awards, Honors, Achievements

Arun Christian Habermann, AB, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently recognized by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation during the PFF Summit in San Antonio for his poster presentation “Single-cell Analysis of Lung Epithelial Remodeling in Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

Father John Raphael, staff chaplain at Saint Thomas West Hospital, has been named North America’s best chaplain by the Catholic Medical Association. In addition to ministering to the hospital’s patients and employees, Father Raphael divides his busy schedule between counseling medical students, writing published pieces on cultural issues, and serving on the hospital ethics committee. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and two master’s degrees – one from DeSales School of Theology and one from the University of San Francisco. Susie Adams, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, professor of Nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). APNA is the largest organization of psychiatric men- Dr. Susie Adams tal health nurses in the world, with more than 12,500 members.

Beth Chase has been renamed chair for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center Board of Directors. She will lead the 31-person board, which Beth Chase includes seven new directors. Bill Brown and Michael Burcham are among the new appointees with healthcare industry ties. Tennessee Quality Care, a division of Franklin-based American Health Partners (AHP) received the Fazzi 2019 Home Care Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction for being in the top 25 percent in patient surveys from Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS). In other news, AHP Director of Talent Acquisition Anita Moore Lemmings was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2019 Human Resources Professional Award from the Anita Moore Middle Tennessee SociLemmings ety for Human Resource Management. Heather Pua, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt, has received a 2019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. The award, part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Dr. Heather Pua Research Program, is designed to support “unusually innovative research from early career investigators.” Pua will explore a new form of cell signaling involving ribonucleic acids (RNAs) in allergic airway inflammation. She is one of 60 investigators to receive the 2019 award, which provides $1.5 million in direct research support over five years. Mike Mayernick, wealth management advisor at Mayernick & Associates with Northwestern Mutual in Nashville, won the 2019 Invest in Others Global Impact Award, one of five national community service awards recently presented at Mike Mayernick the 13th Annual Invest in Others Awards Gala in Boston. Mayernick earned the honor for his charitable work with Love One International, which received a $45,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. Betsy Weiner, PhD, FACMI, FAAN, senior associate dean for Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, was recently honored by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine with its Nursing Informatics award during the organization’s Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. Wein- Dr. Betsy Weiner er received the award in recognition of her contributions to the field of informatics and innovation in developing nursing education technology.

TriStar Ashland City Medical Center was recently recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval for RediTrex At the end of 2019, Nashvillebased Cumberland Pharmaceuticals announced approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for RediTrex™, its new line of methotrexate products. RediTrex (methotrexate) injection is designed for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as adults with psoriasis.

Off Call: Explore Tennessee All work and no play is no fun at all. The new Tennessee Vacation Guide is out with information on all there is to explore across the state. From the mountains of East Tennessee to the blues of Beale Street, the new guide outlines great options for a short getaway. And with more than 15 million visitors annually headed to Middle Tennessee, be sure to check out backyard vacation ideas perfect for an evening out or weekend adventure. To order a free printed copy or download the e-guide, go online to tnvacation.com/guide.

Ribbon Cuttings Middle Tennessee has welcomed several new facilities and colleagues to the area in recent weeks. Last month, Pinewood Springs, a new joint venture behavioral health hospital in Columbia operated by HCA Healthcare’s TriStar Division and Maury Regional Medical Center, hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house. The 60-bed, 49,000-square-foot facility provides acute behavioral healthcare for adolescents (18 beds) and adults (42 beds), including those with psychosis, schizophrenia, and other acute episodes of mental illness; mood disorders including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder; and co-occurring disorders. The hospital provides tailored plans that may include comprehensive assessments, individual and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation, physical therapy, therapeutic activities, family therapy, access to 12-step meetings, medical evaluation and management, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, and a treatment “mall” that allows patients to select from numerous skillsHeather J. Rohan, president, HCA Healthcare TriStar Division, and Troy based classes. Each program emphasizes assessChisolm, CEO, Pinewood Springs, ment, treatment and aftercare to enhance quality celebrate the opening of the new behavioral health hospital in Columbia. of life. This month, Nashville welcomes Siskin Children’s Institute, which has opened a location in the Medical Plaza at 2201 Murphy Ave. The non-profit organization, headquartered in Chattanooga, provides services for children with special needs ranging from developmental pediatrics, early education and intervention, and therapy. Medical services at the Nashville location include developmental diagnosis, treatment, and support for children with special needs in a clinic-based setting led by James Van Decar, MD, FAAP, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician with more than 30 years of experience serving children with developmental disabilities. Additionally, the center will offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an evidencebased form of therapy foSiskin Children’s Institute at 2201 Murphy Ave. cused on increasing positive behaviors while decreasing unwanted behaviors in children with a developmental disorder or delay, including children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. ABA has been shown to help increase language and communication skills, improve focus, memory, and academic performance, as well as enhance social skills. On Jan. 29, TriStar Centennial Medical Center cut the ribbon on their new one-million-square-foot parking garage that adds 2,284 parking spaces to serve the 43-acre campus. The eight-level garage includes a pedestrian bridge to allow easy access to the medical center’s central tower and garden court.


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February 2020 Nashville Medical News  

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