Is it about healthcare, workforce or Tennessee? Does it inform, educate or inspire? If so, you will find it here.

We have a lot of thoughts. We read a lot of articles. We find healthcare workforce news exciting and sometimes alarming. We write down our thoughts and share the best stories out there to motivate you to join our fight.

Let us know how we are doing or submit a guest blog post.  If we work together we can accomplish anything.

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Friday, 08 June 2018
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We had a great time at the Tennessee Kids Chance, Inc event last night representing THA as a diamond sponsor. Kids Chance, Inc is a nonprofit dedicated to helping children affected by a parent’s work related injury or death. #KidsChanceInc ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2018 1:53 PM by Nathalie Preptit
Tuesday, 05 June 2018
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Mary Heinzen, CEO of Hardeman County Community Health Center on receiving our Community Incentive! Check out the Community Incentive page of our website to learn how you can utilize this incentive to get up to $30,000 for your practice site! ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2018 1:48 PM by Elizabeth Walker
Thursday, 24 May 2018
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Earlier this year, the Board of TCWD was honored to announce the Mary Layne Van Cleave Scholarship Award for eligible high school HOSA seniors planning to pursue a healthcare career. Mary Layne is the longtime COO of the Tennessee Hospital Association and at TCWD we are so grateful for her constant ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2018 3:05 PM by Elizabeth Walker
Thursday, 17 May 2018
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At John Overton High School in Nashville today presenting another TCWD scholarship award to another rock star student, Esther Nwozo! Ester intends to major in Biology and follow the Pre-Med track to become a physician- we can't wait to see all she will accomplish! ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2018 8:54 AM by Elizabeth Walker
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
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In Alamo, TN at Crockett County High School today presenting a TCWD scholarship award to Walker Williams and the HOSA Teacher of the Year Award to Cindi Thompson. Two exceptional people with a great passion for healthcare in Tennessee! ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2018 2:45 PM by Elizabeth Walker
Thursday, 10 May 2018
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Have you ever had a teacher that inspired you?  “My teacher is probably the best teacher in Tennessee. I am in her nursing class and she makes each and every day a fun learning experience. She strives to make us love the medical field and it makes my day to go to her class. She is like a second mom ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2018 2:48 PM by Elizabeth Walker
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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“We can’t arrest our way out of this. We have to do it through grassroots.” - Dr. Mitchell Mutter, Medical Director for Special Projects, TDOH, on getting opioid policies on track to fight opioid addiction. Thanks Rural Health Association of Tennessee for a great workshop today! ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2018 8:55 PM by Elizabeth Walker
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
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As the nonprofit leader of primary care physician recruitment for Tennessee, today TRP unveiled its new name, logo and website to support its evolution to a complete healthcare workforce development company. The new name – Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development (The Center/TCWD), reflects ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2018 11:38 AM by Bill Jolley
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
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"We must empower everyone." Inspiring speech from Bill Clinton at Beckers Hospital Review conference in Chicago. He touched on our increasingly interconnected society, healthcare and the economy. Really looking forward to hearing Bernard J Tyson today. #BeckersHR18 ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2018 11:00 AM by Elizabeth Walker
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
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We are learning new techniques to engage stakeholders at the 2018 Collective Impact Convening. The principals learned here are one way to address the workforce challenges in TN. Say hi to Nathalie if you see her; she is working hard to find solutions. #CIC2018 #collectiveimpact ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2018 9:00 AM by Elizabeth Walker
Friday, 23 March 2018
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Thank you to UTHSC for a great experience in the new sim lab. The HOSA students learned a lot! They especially enjoyed learning how to deliver a baby, use a sonogram, clear an airway and practice laparoscopic surgery. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2018 7:45 PM by Elizabeth Walker
Thursday, 22 March 2018
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Yesterday the Board of TCWD was honored to announce the Mary Layne Van Cleave scholarship award for eligible high school seniors. Mary Layne is the longtime COO of the Tennessee Hospital Association. We are so grateful for her constant support for healthcare education in TN. The competitive award ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2018 7:30 PM by Elizabeth Walker
Wednesday, 07 March 2018
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20th U.S Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., MPH spoke to the #EastTNHealthSummit group today about the importance of community collaboration in addressing health issues, especially the opioid epidemic and the need for statewide initiatives. #saverural #TN ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/07/2018 2:33 PM by Nathalie Preptit
Saturday, 03 March 2018
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Honored to have connected with ACGME Board Member Dr. Edith Mitchell at #ACGME2018. Dr. Mitchell is a Brownsville, TN native, TSU graduate and completed residency at Meharry. As nationally renowned as she has become, Dr. Mitchell still shares our love for Tennessee. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2018 11:37 AM by Elizabeth Walker
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
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Off to a great start at THA’s Legislative Day on the Hill! We are excited to join hospitals and health systems from throughout Tennessee to meet with lawmakers and be one more voice in the fight to save our rural and underserved hospitals! #SaveRural #TN ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2018 11:31 AM by Nathalie Preptit
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Upcoming Events

  • We hope to see you at the following events!
  • June 26- 30, 2018: HOSA: Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, Dallas, TX
  • July 29- August 1, 2018: ACU 2019 Annual Conference Engaging Partners to Improve Care. Washington, D.C.
  • August 1-4, 2018: AAFP National Conference, Kansas City, MO