The numbers are in — and they're not all good

Fixing the fact that ZIP codes are better predictors of life expectancy than genetics
Nov 15, 2015 10:45 AM

Can the rise of addiction treatment companies help alleviate the opiate crisis?

An industry matures but other factors need to fall into place
Nov 15, 2015 10:15 AM

Centerstone lands $10M grant from HHS

Funding will expand teen pregnancy prevention services
Oct 23, 2015 7:00 AM

Jeni's Village opening delayed due to listeria

The managers of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream have had to delay the opening of their store in Hillsboro Village after safety tests turned up more evidence of listeria bacteria. There's no timeline on whether production in Ohio will resume. Read more here.

Jun 12, 2015 11:25 AM

Neighborhood Health opening Lebanon clinic

Nashville organization lands $495K grant
May 6, 2015 9:50 AM

Jeni's temporarily closing shops after listeria found

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream will temporarily close its Nashville stores after listeria bacteria was found in an ice cream product randomly collected by the Nebraska Department of Health.

According to the Nashville Scene, the Columbus, Ohio-based company is not aware of any illnesses stemming from the products but launched a recall of all its ice cream voluntarily.

The news follows Blue Bell's total recall of its ice cream products after listeria-caused illnesses in Kansas and Texas.

Jeni's shops in East Nashville, 12South and the Nashville's Farmers Market, as well as locations in six other cities, will be closed until further notice.

Apr 23, 2015 2:06 PM

Settlement could be close in meningitis suit

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts has granted preliminary approval for a settlement of up to $155 million for victims in the meningitis outbreak of 2012.

The approval is the first step for individuals who filed proofs of claim in the bankruptcy case, which New England Compounding Center filed after facing lawsuits stemming from more than 700 cases and 64 deaths linked to its tainted steroids. Sixteen Tennesseans died in the outbreak.

According to court documents, NECC, its insurer and five other businesses agreed to national settlements totaling up to $155 million to be distributed among claimants in the case. Four providers have also settled in the case, and patients who received contaminated drugs at those facilities will be eligible for a portion of that fund as well.

Notably, Saint Thomas Health has not settled in the case. Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center has faced lawsuits against it for distributing the contaminated drugs, and also filed a $1.17 billion claim against NECC in January 2014. Claims filed against Saint Thomas, and other providers that have not settled, are not impacted by the national settlement.

A confirmation hearing for the settlement is set for May 19.

Mar 4, 2015 6:47 AM

Judge announces $100M settlement in Florida federal tobacco cases

Local office of Lieff Cabraser played key role in first major settlements by companies since '90s
Feb 25, 2015 9:05 AM

New CEO named at Nashville General

Former Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare exec to lead Metro hospital
Dec 11, 2014 1:08 PM

Meharry public health master's accreditation extended through '21

The Council on Education for Public Health has extended its full accreditation for the Master of Science in Public Health program at Meharry Medical College until the end of 2021. The Meharry program was first granted accreditation for five years in 2009. Its seven-year extension is the maximum period allowed.

“Producing top-notch public health professionals is at the helm of Meharry’s mission,” said Cherrie Epps, Meharry’s president and CEO. “We are thrilled to gain the approval of CEPH to continue educating, training and equipping students to meet the public health challenges in underserved communities.”

Nov 14, 2014 8:41 AM