A small specialty hospital north of Houston has signed on to use the electronic health records and patient documentation software packages developed by local companies Healthcare Management Systems ad Patient Logic, respectively. Aspire Hospital is owned by a group of doctors and is investing in an expansion that will add a sleep center as well as more imaging and oncology services. Both HMS and Patient Logic are division of HealthTech Holdings.
TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, which opened its doors last year, has added 16 beds and two psychiatrists to its operation. The facility, located next to Middle Tennessee Medical Center and run by Brentwood-based Polaris Hospital Co., now has 76 beds. New on staff are doctors Joseph Sharpe and Jon Draud, both of whom are seeing patients at The Wellness Center on the Baptist Hospital campus.
HCA Holdings recently wrapped up its acquisition of Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital northwest of Los Angeles, which had been owned by a group of physicians and Texas-based Cirrus Health. The company's Los Robles Regional Medical Center has brought the seven-year-old specialty hospital's operations under its wing. In a statement, hospital officials said the deal "allows for a natural progression toward expanded healthcare services inherent in today's health care environment." The 344-bed Los Robles hospital is one of HCA's half-dozen California facilities.
Inc. magazine has rolled out its first ever Hire Power Awards lauding private companies adding oodles of jobs around the country. One Nashville-area company has made the top 100 and it's Brentwood-based specialty hospital operator Centerre Healthcare, which grew its payroll by 500 people from 2008 on its way to posting $56 million in revenues in 2011. Six of the 10 Tennessee laureates, including a well-known HVAC player and a popular local pub concept, are based in Middle Tennessee.
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a Tampa-based operator of animal clinics in 11 states, has hired Darcy Meade to be the administrator of its four Middle Tennessee locations. Meade comes to town from California, where she worked at a hospital featured on Animal Planet's Emergency Vets series.
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