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.


Chattanooga Room In The Inn Gets A New Kitchen And New Look

Chattanooga Room in the Inn, a residential facility for homeless women and children, is chosen as a beneficiary in Karndean Designflooring’s 40 Good Floors for 40 Good Causes Campaign.  Rhonda Gay with Chattanooga Flooring Center nominated the non-profit agency.  At the same time, the Women’s Group of Christ United Methodist Church, under the direction of interior designer, ... (click for more)

12th Annual Minority Health Fair

In August 2002, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. partnered with the 28th Community Development Corporation to focus on men’s health issues by providing a free health fair – Hamilton County Minority Health Fair. The primary focus was geared toward prostate exams, blood pressure and other educational services for men. In 2004, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, ... (click for more)

County Commission Chairmanship Up For Grabs After Exit Of Henry, Skillern

The chairmanship of the County Commission is up for grabs after the exit of two commissioners who have held the post in recent years. Larry Henry is moving on to serve as Circuit Court clerk. Fred Skillern was upset by Randy Fairbanks in the Republican primary. Most of the returning commissioners have their eye on the possibility of taking over as chairman, or at least getting ... (click for more)

PAST Act On Horse Abuse Stalls Out In U.S. House Despite 70% Support

Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, issued the following statement today regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518:   “I regret to inform you that Speaker of the House, John Boehner, currently refuses  to bring the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to the floor for a vote.  His decision ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mark’s 50th Anniversary Toast

In the new book that celebrates the first 50 years of baseball’s Southern League, its splendid author Mark McCarter recalls that very early in his career as a sports writer, he was riding with his boss somewhere and mentioned that if the legendary Allan Morris ever needed help covering the Chattanooga Lookouts that he’d love to help. Today, as he looks back, he ruefully adds, “I ... (click for more)