At least within the city of Nashville, everyone who has died from COVID-19 so far has had an underlying health condition. But that doesn’t mean all of them would be thought of as sickly.
Tennessee has extended the May 31 deadline for nursing homes to test all residents and staff for the coronavirus until the end of June, and is now requiring that employees get retested every seven days. Failure to comply could result in license revocation or civil penalties, according to a report released by the Unified Command […]
The Music City Center will no longer be needed as a 1,600-bed field hospital to increase capacity in Nashville. Instead, the state’s Unified Command Group has decided to renovate two unused floors of Metro Nashville General Hospital.
Frank Rummo came from a hockey-loving, Italian family in Massachusetts. So of course, he was a Boston Bruins fan. His allegiance changed when his son signed on as a team doctor for the Nashville Predators. Rummo is one of the lives lost to the pandemic in Middle Tennessee, which WPLN News has been memorializing.
Meharry Medical College is asking Congress for billions of dollars to help combat disparities that have emerged in the testing and treatment of COVID-19.
The number of people dying from fatal overdoses in Nashville has nearly doubled since COVID-19 arrived. Public health officials say there seems to be a link to the pandemic, but they aren’t sure what it is.
The state of Tennessee is now allowing restaurants and retail businesses to increase capacity, so long as social-distancing recommendations can still be met.
Tennessee has used up the remainder of a $10 million fund created to bolster small hospitals facing financial struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Bill Lee announced the final round of Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants recipients in a press release Tuesday morning.
Tennessee nurse practitioners hope looser regulations during the pandemic have shown they don’t need a medical doctor checking their work — often for a fee. They’ve battled mandatory chart reviews in the legislature for years.
Nashville’s top health officials say this week will be “super critical” in determining how quickly the city continues to reopen. And they’re watching three key stats.