A hospital in HCA's TriStar Health System has partnered with Rhode Island-based MinuteClinic in Bradley, Hamilton and Marion counties in the Chattanooga area. Financial terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed.
Parkridge Health System doctors will serve as “medical directors” for seven Minute Clinic walk-in clinics in Chattanooga, Hixon, Signal Mountain and Cleveland. Patient education and disease management initiatives are also part of the agreement. Parkridge will accept patients who need a level of care not provided among MinuteClinic services, according to a release linked here.
"As we have experienced with TriStar Health in Nashville and in other communities in the U.S., strategic clinical affiliations between MinuteClinic and health systems such as Parkridge enhance our ability to extend high quality medical services to patients in convenient retail locations near where they live and work," said Dr. Andrew Sussman, MinuteClinic president and senior vice president and associate chief medical officer of MinuteClinic parent CVS Caremark.
MinuteClinic also has a clinical affiliation with TriStar Health for its clinics in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
TriStar Centennial Medical Center has announced several changes — including a new chairperson and a well-known new vice chair — to its 20-member board of trustees.
They include the following:
Juli G. Horton, M.D., (pictured on the right), infectious disease physician at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, has been named chair.
Arthur B. Laffer, (photo on the left), founder and chairman of Laffer Associates and Laffer Investments, has been named vice chair.
Joe F. Alexander, associate dean at the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University; Michael S. Murphy, founder and president of Dominic & Irvine Research; and David R. Spigel, M.D., medical oncologist at TriStar Centennial, have been appointed as board members for three-year terms through Dec. 31, 2015.
William H. Polk Jr., thoracic surgeon at TriStar Centennial, has been appointed as a member for a one-year term through Dec. 31.
Marilyn Kaye Orange, a registered nurse at TriStar Ashland City Medical Center and the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Employee Award recipient, has been appointed as a non-voting member for a term of one year through Dec. 31.
Michael J. Stabile, vice president of the medical staff; and Jeffrey Guy, M.D., chief medical officer at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, also have been appointed as ex-officio members of the board.
Patricia P. Stokes, president and CEO of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, has been reappointed to a second term through Dec. 31, 2015.
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