MD News Appoints Nancy McCarty Tennessee Valley Publisher

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Nancy McCarty
Nancy McCarty

True North Custom Media announced that Nancy McCarty has been named publisher of MD News Tennessee Valley. Ms. McCarty has worked within the media industry for more than 20 years, developing innovative public relations campaigns for high profile actors and world-renowned doctors and healthcare experts such as Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher, cosmetic dentist to the stars Dr. Bill Dorfman, Lasik eye surgeon Dr. Robert Maloney and rapid weight loss expert Michael Thurmond, all of whom were prominently featured on ABC’s ground-breaking TV series “Extreme Makeover.

“We are extremely proud to welcome Nancy McCarty to the MD News team,” said True North CEO Charles DallAcqua. “She is committed to supporting the Tennessee Valley market and shaping the local health care dialogue by delivering award-winning content on critical topics of interest for physicians."

Ms. McCarty is a native of Chattanooga, and a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville prior to transferring to the University of Southern California where she earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. 

“Nancy brings a wealth of creativity and business savvy to her new position as publisher of the Tennessee Valley edition. She is a tremendous asset to MD News and the local health care community,” said Mr. DallAcqua. “We are confident that her considerable talents and experience will translate into providing the Tennessee Valley physician communities with a valuable business and practice management resource, while offering hospitals and other partners with creative and cost- effective strategies for generating referrals, supporting recruiting and retention efforts, and growing their businesses.”

The MD News Network is America’s leading business and practice management brand exclusively about physicians, from physicians, and for physicians. Along with a national magazine distributed to more than 180,000 medical practitioners within 40+ leading healthcare markets, MD News is available on the iPad, at MDNews.com, and through the companion MD News e-newsletter. MD News delivers perspective and context on the most important issues facing physicians and physician practices in the healthcare industry today.

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