VOL. 128 | NO. 146 | Monday, July 29, 2013
EMPHASIS Health Care
Company wellness programs get employees on right track
Local businesses are encouraging employees to get up, get out and get moving by offering wellness programs and financial incentives.
Local hospital administrators are focusing on improving everything from catering menus to patient and staff communication since Medicare last year began paying them partly based on patient satisfaction scores under the health care overhaul.
Now in his second year as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and pediatrician-in-chief for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Dr. Jon McCullers has been slowly building the children’s hospital into what he calls a nationally recognized academic health center.
The Family Safety Center on Thursday, July 25, celebrated the launch of VOICES, a new victims advocacy group consisting of domestic violence survivors and local organizations in Memphis and Shelby County.
The 2013 countywide reappraisal resulted in a historic drop in property values, but improving real estate metrics are providing a glimmer of hope for the local economy.
The fourth floor of Playhouse on the Square’s facility at 66 S. Cooper St. is a bustling hub of entrepreneurial activity.
A map may be one of the most valuable tools of the coming campaign season for the Shelby County Commission.
The superintendent of the Achievement School District told a Frayser audience last week that students and their teachers in the cluster of schools in the area will work harder on their reading skills in the school year to come.
As students and their parents gear up for going back to the school, a local campaign is holding a series of forums throughout the city to educate families on what to expect for the inaugural school year of the consolidated countywide school system.
Medical device firm Onyx Medical Corp. experienced a record year in 2012, and that momentum has carried over through 2013.
Let’s think like farmers for a minute. It has often struck me that if you want to develop practical solutions to problems, you should try to think like farmers. That’s because in general farmers are no-nonsense, practical-minded folks. Don’t get me wrong, I like out-of-the-box thinking as much as the next guy. However, there’s a time and a place for all kinds of thinking and when you need to solve a real-world problem quickly, you might want to try thinking like a farmer.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Nashville company has developed the nation's first city-based exchange-traded fund that follows an index of companies based in Nashville and the surrounding counties.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama is not expected to name a new chairman of the Federal Reserve until the fall, lowering expectations for an imminent announcement.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite pressure from some liberal Democrats for a September showdown in hopes of ending huge automatic, government-shrinking spending cuts, Washington appears on track to avert what would be the first government shutdown in nearly two decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Ally Financial and its related companies are paying about $198 million to settle federal complaints that the companies wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners.
Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell during the second quarter to its lowest level in four years, according to data released Friday.