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.


Carnes Named Team Member Training Coordinator For Legacy Senior Living

Renita Carnes has been named the team member training coordinator for Cleveland-based Legacy Senior Living, management company of senior living communities. In this new role, Ms. Carnes will visit each Legacy community and will certify caregivers in the ADCT (Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care training). (click for more)

Alexander: 1st Round Of 21st Century Cures Funding Sends Nearly $14 Million To Combat Tennessee’s Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Wednesday released the following statement after Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price announced Tennessee will soon receive nearly $14 million in funding to combat opioid abuse – the first of two rounds of funding to be delivered as part of the 21 st  Century Cures Act that Senator Alexander sponsored and President ... (click for more)

Erlanger Has Surge In Revenue; Admissions Up Over 12%

Erlanger Health System reported substantial growth in revenue and effective cost management for the third quarter. Net income from operations of $8.5 million exceeded prior year by $7 million and also exceeded budget by $1.3 million.    The health system had an 8.8 percent increase in total net revenue. Officials said the quarter generated strong EBITDA (e arnings ... (click for more)

Former County Jailer Pleads "No Contest" In Cancer Faking Case

A former Hamilton County corrections officer pleaded no contest on Monday to charges that he got time off from work and donations from co-workers after he faked having cancer. Dale Daniel was granted diversion through an agreement with the district attorney's office. The charges will go off his record if he does not get into any further trouble for a year. Daniel will have ... (click for more)

Don't Clog Up The Last Remaining Semi-Unobstructed Route Into Town From North Of The River

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: New Orleans Slaps History

It was balmy and relatively quiet on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. The flowers of spring were in full flush on Canal Street and, as darkness began to cloak the city, no one was aware that a cadre of police snipers was quietly setting up in a hotel parking garage across from the Liberty Place monument. Shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday morning, a number of large trucks rumbled past ... (click for more)