Nashville Business Journal Executive Editor Lance Williams has resigned to become business editor at The Tennessean. Williams will replace Randy McClain, who left recently departed 1100 Broadway to work at The Republic in Columbus, Ind.
An old-school journalist type, Williams was named NBJ editor in 2008. He previously served as editor of the Austin Business Journal and, prior to that, worked as a reporter and editor with the Cincinnati Business Courier.
“Lance is an award-winning journalist who brings experience and knowledge of the Nashville market to this key position in our news operation,” Maria De Varenne, Tennessean executive editor and vice president/news, is quoted as saying on the daily's story regarding the hire.
The NBJ has no word as to a replacement. See NBJ article here.
Nashville residential addiction treatment center Cumberland Heights is finding its financial footing following the termination last year of its contract with the benefits manager for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, a loss that forced the facility to lay off a fifth of its staff.
According to Randy McClain's column in Sunday's Tennessean, the organization's tactics for attracting self-pay patients from a braoder geographic area has paid off: The organization is now bringing in 10 percent more patients from outside the state and 17 percent more treatment days are self-pay accounts — helping Cumberland Heights increase first-quarter revenue by 3.6 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.
The risk of contracting a bloodstream infection at a Middle Tennessee hospital is 30 percent higher than the national standard, with the rates at two local facilities — Centennial Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center — landing "significantly higher" than the national standard. The Tennessean has the story.
The Tennessean this weekend reported on the TNInvestco program, pointing out how the program for funding early-stage companies has plugged money into more than a few businesses that have been operating for years and that it has created few jobs thus far. The story appears not long before Governor Haslam receives a report on the program's progress.