Outpatient Clinic Of The VA Named For Charles Coolidge

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Outpatient Clinic of the VA was a scene of pride and patriotism on Friday as it was dedicated to Charles Coolidge. There was a cookout for Chattanooga veterans including hot dogs, hamburgers with all the trimmings and a sheet cake thanking them for their service.  

A part of the ceremony was the “Celebration of the Medal of Honor Recipient, Charles Coolidge.“  Mr. Coolidge received the military’s highest honor during World War II, when he fought off enemy troops for four days as they tried to destroy his position. He showed “heroic and superior leadership" throughout the battle and was instrumental in the completion of the mission. He returned to Chattanooga and has been an active member of the community. His service was recognized by the veteran center with the clinic being named the Charles Coolidge Outpatient Clinic.  

Veterans of all the wars were present. From the WWII vets to those “new” vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, they wore their military emblems with pride.  

The Nancy Ward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution bought food and hats, gloves and scarves for the veterans. They were able to thank many of them for their service and their sacrifices. 

There are 80 living Medal of Honor recipients. The veterans at the cookout were proud to have him with them. The Brainard High School ROTC cadets were able to see a hero that all honor for his accomplishment.


Parkridge Health System Dropping Inpatient Medical Care And Surgical Services At Parkridge West At Jasper, Tn.

Parkridge Health System will discontinue providing inpatient medical care and surgical services at Parkridge West at Jasper, Tn., effective April 6.  Parkridge West will continue to offer 24-hour emergency services, outpatient imaging and laboratory services, and Mountainview Treatment Center will continue to serve inpatient adult behavioral health patients.  Officials ... (click for more)

Aledade Partners With Qsource To Create Primary Care Physician-Led ACO In Tennessee

Maryland-based Aledade, Inc. has announced a partnership with Qsource to help independent primary care physicians in Tennessee form and operate an Accountable Care Organization. Aledade partners with independent doctors to create and run ACOs, networks of physicians who band together to deliver coordinated care to patients.  They operate under a payment structure that rewards ... (click for more)

Cleveland, Tn., Production Company Owner Charged With Defrauding Church Of God International Of $100,000

The head of a Cleveland, Tn., production company has been charged with defrauding the Cleveland-based Church of God International of $100,000 in connection with his part in setting up the church's world convention in Orlando, Fla., in 2010. Troy Scot Carter was charged by federal authorities with securities fraud. A four-page criminal information says the church hired Carter ... (click for more)

City Set To Commission $200,000 Mural On MLK Boulevard By Famed Muralist Meg Saligman; Foundations To Cover Cost

The city is set to commission a $200,000 mural on the side of the AT&T Building on MLK Boulevard by famed muralist Meg Saligman. Ms. Saligman has created over 50 murals all over the world, including one called  "Fertile Ground" that is 32,500 square feet in Omaha, Neb. Her most famous mural is "Common Threads" on the west wall of the Stevens Administrative Center ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The 15-Year-Old Marine

There are 58,267 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall that today sits majestically in the Constitution Gardens of our nation's capital. It has never been lost on me that 33,103 of those who are named were only 18 years old when they died. But what caught my eye during my morning reading is that one of the names carved in the black granite “Dan Bullock“ was only 15 years old ... (click for more)