THA again partnering on insurance exchange enrollment

The Tennessee Hospital Association is again teaming up with Enroll America, a national group that provides support services for people looking to sign up for health insurance through the federal marketplace. The open enrollment period starts on the 15th.

Nov 11, 2014 6:32 AM

Isolated yet opportunistic

Rural hospitals smartly respond to industry-wide challenges
Jun 25, 2014 10:00 PM

Saint Thomas Health names VP of operations for two hospitals

Former Baptist Hospital leader to also serve as chief nursing officer
Nov 5, 2013 12:45 PM

Early birth rates declining across state

Healthier babies, lower long-term costs are result, experts say
Jun 17, 2013 2:31 PM

Tennessee hospitals coping with readmission reduction mandate

State facilities putting processes, systems in place
Jun 6, 2013 11:00 PM

Tennessee Hospital Association annual gathering gets reality check

MedTrend president pulls no punches, says health care has to bear brunt of cost cuts
Oct 31, 2012 8:00 AM

Hospital patient safety push showing results

The Tennessee Patient Safety Center says its push to improve the reliability and safety of care in the state's hospitals has produced some strong results: The incidence of various infections has dropped by 20 percent or more and complications from surgeries are down in a number of areas. The improvements have saved $11 million worth of follow-up care.

“When BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee partnered with the hospitals of our state more than three years ago, we believed the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety could be an important step toward improving the reliability, safety and quality of care received by patients,” said Vicky Gregg, president and chief executive officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. “We are proud to have participated in creating a climate of change across the state that is gaining national recognition for its efforts. These results are a good foundation for accelerated progress in the years ahead."

The Tennessee Patient Safety Center was launched in 2007 and funded by a grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. It now works with more than 120 hospitals.

Aug 30, 2011 10:42 AM

Will the state's hospital assessment pass?

The Commercial Appeal reports there's some tension in the General Assembly about whether Democrats will support the hospital assessment fee again this year. The fee would, like last year, would be assesed against hospitals' revenues in order to draw down mathing federal funds and fill TennCare's budget hole. Read the story here.

Apr 15, 2011 8:10 AM