Dana Vega of Clarksville was a certified nursing assistant when she died of COVID-19 at age 49. Her daughter, Julia Vega, tells NPR’s Morning Edition she treated residents at Spring Meadows Nursing Home like family.
Tennessee election officials have been training nursing home staff to help residents vote this year, because state law prohibits absentee voting by mail for most nursing home residents.
The number of patients in ICUs is near an all-time high, approaching 1,200, and health officials say they are older and sicker than early in the pandemic.
Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn are calling for the tests to be administered as usual but that the results not be used to judge the education system.
Health officials have figured out ways to free up bed space by shifting patients who aren’t severely ill into other facilities to recover.
Nashville law enforcement is still considering whether to charge any of the organizers of Sunday evening’s rogue worship service outside the Metro Courthouse. But interim police chief John Drake says he’s mostly looking to the future. He’s learned that one of his sergeants saw the thousands of people gathering on Public Square but decided not […]
Belmont University has been mulling whether to start a medical school for years, after launching a law school and a college of pharmacy. And with Thursday’s announcement that hospital giant HCA is supporting the effort, Belmont says it intends to move forward with seeking accreditation.
School-age children have become a big driver in Nashville’s increasing coronavirus infection rate, with the number of cases among kids and teenagers nearly doubling in recent weeks.
Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period for people to get abortions has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court. Judge Bernard Friedman found that the state could not prove that the waiting period benefits the person’s mental health, which is the purported goal.
Nashville’s transmission rate is back into troublesome territory, and three Middle Tennessee counties have among the nation’s highest rates of new coronavirus infections.