Memorial Health Care Has 2 New Vice Presidents

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Danine Watson
Danine Watson

Memorial Health Care System has added two new vice presidents to its staff. Danine Watson, MSN, RN assumes the newly created position of vice president of nursing/associate chief nursing officer, and Michael Sutton has been named vice president of finance.

Ms. Watson joins the Memorial Health Care team in the role of vice president of nursing/associate chief nursing officer, having previously served as chief nursing officer at Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega, Ala. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing and boasts more than 20 years of nursing in both clinical and leadership roles.  As associate chief nursing officer, Mr. Watson is responsible for providing clinical leadership through the implementation of key strategic and operational initiatives, facilitating optimal care delivery, quality care, financial success, risk management and customer service.  

Mr. Sutton has been promoted to vice president of finance of Memorial Health System. Since joining Memorial in 2001, Mr. Sutton has served in several capacities, including executive director of financial operations/performance improvement/revenue cycle for nearly five years.  During that time he directed and led all revenue cycle initiatives and strategies, creating new system efficiencies and cost savings. Mr. Sutton earned both his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and MBA from UTC.


Michael Sutton
Michael Sutton

Chattanooga Area Labor Council To Host Workers Memorial Day Event

The Chattanooga Area Labor Council will host a Workers Memorial Day Event on Monday, April 28, to remember all workers who have suffered and died on the job and to renew efforts for safe workplaces.    This is a worldwide campaign, sponsored by the AFL-CIO, to generate awareness and support of workers’ rights to "safe, healthy and respectful work environments."   ... (click for more)

Hicks Speaker For Walker Chamber's Monthly Membership Luncheon

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center will be highlighted by keynote speaker Kinsey Hicks, program coordinator, during the Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s April Membership Luncheon which will take place on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N Hwy 27, Rock Spring, GA.    The Mission of the ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Cannon Avenue Early Saturday Morning

A man was shot early Saturday morning on Cannon Avenue. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Cannon Ave. for shots fired.  Shortly after receiving the call, officers learned that a victim arrived at a local hospital.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and is undergoing treatment. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  ... (click for more)

Child Playing With Cigarette Lighter Starts $25,000 Mobile Home Fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter started a mobile home fire on Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane. It took four fire companies about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The fire was contained to one bedroom. No injuries were reported. Damage to the home is around $25,000. (click for more)

When The City Was Silent

I don't know how to say this without getting my head handed back to me on a platter as is often the usual case. But at least I no longer receive the hateful (even threatening) emails and insults I became accustomed to. So I'll just bite and say it: I honestly don't see anything expressed by the NSM that hasn't been said locally on some level at one time or another, and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Could Use You…

In the spring of 1968, this just before pro golfer Billy Casper would win six tournaments that year and be the leading money winner on the tour, the wildly-popular “Buffalo Bill” was in Japan playing some off-season tournaments. He was asked if he would like to visit some American soldiers who had been seriously wounded and Casper, ever the gentleman, said of course. As he melted ... (click for more)