Senior living community The Heritage at Brentwood has partnered with Williamson Medical Group to open a walk-in clinic on the community campus.
The new clinic will provide physicians and offer lab testing, prescriptions and vaccinations, among other services.
"Thanks to our partnership, residents at The Heritage will not only benefit from the medical physician on site, but they will have better access to Williamson Medical Group's complete physician network, including specialists," Tim Burton, Williamson Medical Center associate administrator, said in a release. "This improved access will give residents the ability to streamline health care providers and medical records, which can lead to more efficient and effective care."
The lawsuit filed by a Community Health Systems subsidiary against a Georgia hospital has been unsealed, a Columbus television station is reporting.
CHS sued cash-strapped St. Francis Hospital earlier this week for the $5 million it invested in an acquisition deal that later fell through. The Franklin company alleged Columbus-based St. Francis misrepresented itself in the acquisition negotiations. The hospital later signed a letter of intent to sell to CHS' locally based peer LifePoint Health.
The hospital assured CHS that the hospital's problems were exclusively financial, according to the document…CHS says it later learned the hospital was notified the day before their meeting that the Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General initiated a legal investigation into the hospital.
Shares of CHS (Ticker: CYH) were $56.91. Year to date, they're up 5.5 percent.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Juan Sanabria is a little unsettled by the looming and unexpected departure at National Health Investors of CEO Justin Hutchens. Sanabria on Tuesday downgraded shares of the Murfreesboro-based real estate investment trust to ‘underperform’ from ‘neutral,’ saying Hutchens’ exit creates added uncertainty. NHI shares (Ticker: NHI) slipped a bit Wednesday to $59.29. So far this year, they’re down about 15 percent.
Health care communications firm Jarrard Phillip Cate & Hancock has hired Isaac Squyres as senior executive advisor.
Previously, Squyres founded and managed Squyres Strategic Communications where he served as lead public affairs advisor for St. Luke's Health System in Idaho. Prior to that, he was a partner at DaviesMoore and Gallatin Public Affairs and also served at Nashville-based McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations. In his new role, Squyres will be based in Jarrard's Maryland Farms office.
"I've known Isaac for years and am delighted at the opportunity to work with him during such a transformational time in health care," David Jarrard, president and CEO of Jarrard Inc., said in a release. "Issac brings to the team a proven ability to deliver winning results."
Separately, the firm also promoted Emily Serck from senior advisory to senior executive advisor. Serck joined the firm five years ago and previously was a senior account manager at the DCI Group.
"Emily's work is indicative of the experience, flexibility and thoughtful approach needed to lead health systems through times of change, challenge and opportunity in today's transformative health care arena," Jarrard said.
Insurance giant Prudential has become the first institutional investor to declare a major stake in newly public medical real estate investment vehicle Community Healthcare Trust. Prudential officials on Monday filed papers saying they now own more than 740,000 shares of Brentwood-based Community Healthcare Trust. That equates to a stake of no less than 11.3 percent. Community Healthcare Trust shares (Ticker: CHCT) ended Monday trading at $18.15. They went public at $19 three months ago.
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