With school starting for most in the next two weeks, Tennessee doctors are raising concerns about the Delta variant’s spread, as kids under 12 are the only people left who still don’t have an option to vaccinate and fatal cases of the virus continue to rise in children.
The country’s largest Catholic hospital system says its employees must get the shots by mid-November, joining the likes of Vanderbilt University Medical Center locally, as COVID cases and hospitalizations across Tennessee continue to spike in the unvaccinated population.
People who live in the South owe doctors and hospitals more than three times as much as those who live in the Northeast. That’s according to a new study that looked at unpaid medical debts in collections for the last decade and found that medical debt started shrinking after the implementation of Obamacare, as more people were covered by insurance.
The country’s largest hospital company, based in Nashville, released its second quarter earnings Tuesday. HCA has experienced a strong rebound from COVID-19 and is mostly back to treating patients on par with pre-pandemic levels.
The Tennessee vaccine official who was fired last week has issued an eight-page rebuttal to claims that she was let go for poor leadership. The reasons laid out for Dr. Michelle Fiscus’ termination don’t match what’s found in her performance reviews.
Goodlettsville-based Dollar General, with 17,000 stores nationwide, is launching into health care, starting with the hiring of a “chief medical officer” and hinting at offering in-store services on a large scale in the future.
A Spring Hill health care company is accused by federal regulators of a fraudulent billing scheme targeting seniors for unnecessary $6000 cancer screenings. The criminal charges are part of a multi-year crackdown on the use of pricey genetic testing.
As Tennessee healthcare facilities continue to battle understaffing, the state says it will activate the National Guard to step into the gap as hospital nurses, ambulance drivers and COVID testers.
Meharry Medical College in Nashville announced its largest-ever financial gift Thursday: $34 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Metro Nashville spends close to $1 million a year on current and former councilmembers health insurance — a perk they can get for life if they serve eight years. But a proposal before the Metro Council would greatly curb the benefit.