Saturday , 18 November 2017

Monday, November 13th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Monday, November 13th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

As Tennova-Cleveland celebrates its 65 years of service to the community, it is a good time to begin looking ahead to what is in store for the changing medical and community landscapes.

Coleman Foss, chief executive officer of Tennova-Cleveland, said the hospital is preparing to upgrade a service that is one of the most used in the area. This upgrade may prevent the need for transfers to other hospitals as well as bring quicker life-saving attention to patients.

Foss said the key component of any community hospital is its cardiac unit. In the past the hospital has tried to get cardiac patients stabilized and sent to Chattanooga. Jennifer Ayers was the hospital’s first employed cardiologist, which allowed the hospital to build on the platform to recruit other cardiologists. The hospital currently has three interventionists and as of January will have a fourth in place. Foss said they are hopeful the program will be in full swing by the second quarter of next year. He said Tennova would continue to work with other hospitals should patients need higher levels of care.

Also from The Banner…

Seven Tennessee birthing hospitals, including Tennova-Cleveland, have been recognized for the services they provide to babies and their families.

Hospitals receive the recognition for three improvements or hitting standards in breastfeeding, more than 39 weeks elective deliveries of babies, and safe sleep where babies need to sleep on their back practices. Tennova-Cleveland met these standards, and was one of only two in the area doing so, joining Erlanger Baroness Hospital in Chattanooga.

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, presented the honor.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports…

Charlotte Peak, partner with Keith Jones of KACE Construction and Developments, was awarded the 2017 Home Builders Association of Tennessee’s Builder of the Year Award at ceremonies held in Memphis.

Peak said this was a once in a lifetime achievement and she never imagined she would be considered in a group with so many other deserving people. She said it was a great honor to be given the award and to be associated with such a great group of people that are dedicated to being the watchdog for their industry.

And finally, from the Banner…

She knows she has large shoes to fill, but with the experienced staff she will be working with, Vickie Towne feels the Bradley County Juvenile Court will make the transition much easier.

Towne is replacing Terry Gallaher, who retired in October as Juvenile Court director.

Vickie Towne, who was sworn in as the new director for the juvenile courts on Monday, said it would not be the same without Gallaher.

Towne has worked with the juvenile courts for 14 years, moving from being a Youth Services Officer at Walker Valley High School. Oddly enough, her husband, Doug, recently retired from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and now teaching law enforcement classes at WVHS.

Towne said that she sees very little change occurring in the Bradley County Juvenile Courts, and will continue her connection with Juvenile Court Judge Dan Swafford and Magistrate Ashley Gaither.

Towne has been serving in Gallaher’s position while he was getting ready for surgery and an upcoming trial for the truck driver who is charged in the death of his son, Brian, in a traffic accident near Ooltewah.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.