Life Care Center’s Magan Davis Wins Scholarship

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Magan Davis has been awarded a scholarship from the Tennessee Health Care Education Foundation (THCEF) to continue her education and advance her career in long-term care. An employee of Life Care Center of Collegedale, Ms. Davis is studying nursing. She was one of 16 long-term care employees to receive scholarships totaling more than $21,000. 

Financial need and commitment to the long-term care industry are the primary criteria for THCEF scholarships. Recipients pledge to work in long-term care for one year after the completion of their studies. 

“Having dedicated employees is key to providing quality care. The THCEF scholarship program allows the long-term care profession to invest in the future of our employees, which leads to increased employee retention and improved care for residents,” said Doyle Love, THCEF chairman and executive director of Life Care Center of Hixson. 

Since 1979, THCEF has addressed staffing challenges and advanced the standard of care in skilled nursing facilities by providing financial support to employees who choose to further their education. The foundation is supported by contributions of Tennessee Health Care Association/Tennessee Center for Assisted Living (THCA/TNCAL) members as well as through individual and corporate gifts. 

THCA/TNCAL is a nonprofit organization whose members include long-term care facilities throughout the state. For more information about THCEF, contact THCA/TNCAL at P.O. Box 100129, Nashville, TN 37224, 615/834-6520.


Morning Pointe Residents Make Musical Memories At Creekside

Creekside at Shallowford Independent Living invited Program Director Dawn Dunn and residents from The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Collegedale for a piano concert and sing along.  Voices of both community's residents were raised as they joined in on familiar hymns, patriotic tunes, jazz and spiritual collections, and classical numbers. (click for more)

O Negative Blood Supply Critically Low

Blood Assurance, the non-profit regional blood center, is in critical need of type O negative blood, said officials. Currently level 1 trauma centers are using 20 percent more O negative blood than last year. Typically, 275 units of O negative type blood are sent weekly to area hospitals, but the demand has surpassed the number of donations by 18 percent in the last two months. ... (click for more)

Rhasean Lowry, 34, Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Rhasean Lowry, 34, was arrested for abusing a three-year-old girl, and then criminal homicide after she died. Last Tuesday, the Chattanooga Police Department was called on a suspected child abuse case. Lowry took the victim to a local hospital and he stated the victim fell down steps. Doctors advised that the victim’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma consistent ... (click for more)

City IDB Member Who Made Motion For $9 Million Black Creek TIF Had Not Lived In City For Years

A City Industrial Development Board (IDB) member who made the motion to approve a controversial $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) had not lived in the city for years, City Attorney Wade Hinton confirmed. Chris Ramsey, a BlueCross BlueShield official, was not present at an IDB meeting on Tuesday morning. Five other board members were. Citizen Helen Burns ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)