Dr. Brien Named New GCCCF Board President

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Dr. Tom Brien, Gastrointestinal Pathologist with Diagnostic Pathology Services was named the new Board President for GCCCF.
Dr. Tom Brien, Gastrointestinal Pathologist with Diagnostic Pathology Services was named the new Board President for GCCCF.

Dr. Tom Brien, Gastrointestinal Pathologist with Diagnostic Pathology Services, has been named president of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation (GCCCF) Board of Directors, succeeding Michael Ringering, who held the position for the last year, the organization announced Monday.


“We are very pleased to have Dr.

Brien leading the GCCCF board,” said Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, GCCCF Board Chair and Colorectal surgeon at University Surgical Associates. “His experience and leadership will be a tremendous value to GCCCF and we are looking forward to seeing what all the organization will accomplish under his leadership.”

Dr. Brien became involved with GCCCF in 2011 working as a race planning committee member for their annual 5K fundraiser, now known as the Rump Run. In 2012 he volunteered to help at the race again and became a board member as the organization was established as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

“GCCCF fills a void – there aren’t any organizations dedicated only to colon cancer awareness, prevention and support in the Chattanooga area,” said Dr. Brien. “GCCCF changed that last year and we are working to get the word out about our organization as well as colon cancer awareness and prevention. You will be seeing us a lot in the community.”


Morning Pointe Recognizes National Volunteer Week

Morning Pointe Senior Living and The Lantern at Morning Pointe memory care campuses in Chattanooga, Collegedale and Hixson acknowledged nearly 200 volunteers during a National Volunteer Week luncheon at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford.   Volunteers enjoyed a hearty brunch buffet, were presented with a 20th anniversary and shirt, and given all the hugs and ... (click for more)

Public Invited To Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital Groundbreaking May 1

Groundbreaking for the 88-bed Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital is set for Monday, May 1, at the corner of Holtzclaw and Citico Avenues.    The public is invited to attend formal groundbreaking ceremonies, which start at 11 a.m. at the building site.  Attending the ground breaking ceremonies are local elected officials, Erlanger representatives, and executives ... (click for more)

Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Predatory Law Firm Targeting Grieving Families

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III on Wednelsday announced the filing of a lawsuit against a Texas law firm, its sole attorney, and two investigators working for the firm, in connection with the tragic Woodmore Elementary bus crash. The civil enforcement action, filed in Hamilton County Chancery Court, alleges that the Witherspoon Law Group PLLC, based in Dallas, ... (click for more)

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Leads To 1 Of The Largest Meth Seizures In Hamilton County

Agents with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Operations Division, along with personnel from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Chattanooga Police Department and the DEA, arrested Mathew Turner, of Chattanooga, in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express in Tiftonia on Tuesday night.     A search of Turner’s vehicle revealed approximately ... (click for more)

Don't Clog Up The Last Remaining Semi-Unobstructed Route Into Town From North Of The River - And Response (2)

The proposal to turn Hixson Pike in Riverview into a more pedestrian friendly street is more than absurd.   Let's be honest. This is the last semi-unobstructed route into town from north of the river, due to I-27 construction and the bike lane/parking lot that is North Market Street.  So, now the businesses in Riverview would like parking on this main artery? ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A One-Sided Opportunity

State education commissioner Candace McQueen has apparently fallen and hit her head. She most certainly needs to be examined after she came to Chattanooga on Monday and told the Times-Free Press about an exciting “partnership.” Are you kidding me? Despite the newspaper’s editors actually touting the venture as “promising,” the lady is clearly dancing by herself. With her Achievement ... (click for more)