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1. Dickinson Wright welcomes associates -

Dickinson Wright PLLC has hired Ariel Mason and Dustin Kovacic as associate attorneys. Mason joins the firm’s downtown Nashville office, and Kovacic joins the office on Music Row.

Mason previously worked for Dickinson Wright as a summer associate in the Nashville office, where she composed arguments for inclusion in trial briefs and motion memoranda. She also conducted extensive research on general litigation issues, including business disputes, employment law, and bankruptcy law.

2. HCA donating $1M for Tennessee State University scholarships -

NASHVILLE (AP) — HCA is donating $1 million to Tennessee State University for scholarships.

According to the school, the gift will come in intervals of $250,000 over four years and support students studying health sciences.

3. HCA misses Street 3Q forecasts -

NASHVILLE (AP) - HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $449 million.

On a per-share basis, the Nashville, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of $1.05. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.17 per share.

4. Strong company earnings send stock indexes higher -

Encouraging earnings from McDonald's, eBay and other companies sent U.S. stocks higher in midday trading Thursday. The market also got a lift from a rally in European stocks after the head of the European Central Bank said the bank will consider expanding its stimulus program in December. Industrials stocks were among the biggest gainers.

5. US stocks advance; Citigroup gains on strong earnings -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed on Thursday as investors responded to some positive earnings surprises. Financial stocks were boosted by a strong third-quarter earnings report from Citigroup. Hospital shares slumped after HCA said its earnings would fall short of projections.

6. Dean, Henry, Hyde named to YWCA board -

The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee has elected three new members for the 2015-2016 board term, including former Mayor Karl Dean.

Also, with her election as the first female mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry has resigned her position on the YWCA board.

7. Burr & Forman adds partner, continues expansion -

Burr & Forman LLP has added C. Tucker Herndon as partner in its Nashville office, building upon the firm’s continued expansion in Middle Tennessee. Herndon’s arrival follows the addition of 15 attorneys in early 2015 to its Nashville office, which has more than doubled its attorney count to 26 attorneys.

8. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network. Davidson County Lunch. Join active, experienced investors to discuss deals you’d like to sell or buy, as well as discuss real estate trends and topics of interest with seasoned pros. Today, 11:15 a.m., Anatolia’s Restaurant, 48 White Bridge Rd, Nashville. Information: www.rein.org. Additional October opportunities:

9. Harwell appoints Ney to LaunchTN board -

House Speaker Beth Harwell has appointed Paul Ney, a partner in the Nashville law firm of Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C., to the LaunchTN board of directors.

Ney is a registered patent attorney with experience in law and public service that includes serving as director of the Nashville Davidson County Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development, deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense, acting general counsel and principal deputy general counsel of the Department of the Navy and as a partner in the law firm of Trauger, Ney & Tuke.

10. Stites & Harbison taps Taylor to lead new entertainment group -

Stites & Harbison, PLLC has announced the launch of a new entertainment law practice with the addition of member Stephanie R. Taylor to its Nashville office. Taylor will lead the team with help from current Stites & Harbison attorney Jeremy Brook.

11. Events -

Live On The Green. The free concert series at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville begins Thursday with Lord Huron, Shakey Graves and Elliot Root. The stage is set up on the steps of the Plaza and the crowd gathers in the grassy area of Public Square Park to watch performances from local, regional and national artists. Information: liveonthegreen.net. Schedule:

12. Hanto named director of Vanderbilt Transplant Center -

Douglas Hanto M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, has been named the Center’s new director.

Hanto, an internationally recognized leader in organ transplantation, joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 2014 as the center’s associate director and has since worked with the departments of Pediatrics and Surgery to establish a comprehensive pediatric liver center at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

13. Party in style at Schermerhorn, Hall of Fame, other top Nashville venues -

When showing off Nashville to business associates, family and friends, doing so at a swanky location with some Music City cache is sure to hammer home exactly why everyone wants to be here right now.

14. HCA beats Street 2Q forecasts -

NASHVILLE (AP) - HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $507 million.

On a per-share basis, the Nashville-based company said it had net income of $1.18. Earnings, adjusted to extinguish debt and for non-recurring costs, came to $1.37 per share.

15. Hagerty joins Pinnacle board -

Bill Hagerty, co-founder and managing director of private equity investment firm Hagerty Peterson & Company, has been elected to the Pinnacle Financial Partners’ 14-member board of directors.

16. Uniguest names Morgan chief executive officer -

Uniguest, a provider of secure managed technology services, has announced the appointment of Joseph P. Morgan, Jr. as chief executive officer, effective July 6, 2015.

Morgan had served as president and chief executive officer of The Standard Register Company, a publicly traded company with revenues approaching $1 billion, since January 2009. At The Standard Register Company, he was responsible for the transformation of the printing giant to an integrated communications company leveraging both technology and innovation to develop a market-focused strategy. Morgan also served on the Board of Directors and held a number of community and charitable leadership positions during his tenure with the company.

17. New projects bring more residents -

Nashville’s bustling building market is bringing an abundance of short-term labor into Middle Tennessee, but it’s also luring in people who want to put down more permanent roots.

One such individual is Scott Frey, a senior superintendent with Skanska USA. He is overseeing the tower portion of HCA’s Capital View project, and came to this area from Michigan.

18. Gulch approaching 50% buildout -

Nashville’s storied Gulch, originally the home of the downtown railway terminal, is approaching another milestone in its long history.

Revitalization of the area began in the early 2000s, and The Gulch Improvement District was formed in 2006. Since that time, developers have found great success in luring in upscale residential, commercial and mixed-use tenants.

19. Building boom strains labor pool, supply chain -

Middle Tennessee’s red-hot construction boom is becoming a victim of its own success. Architects, contractors and everyone in between, including Metro Codes, are up to their necks in work.

It’s a happy time of an industry that also can see long, slow periods of stagnation.

20. HCA, other hospital stocks leap after Supreme Court backs overhaul -

Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care.

21. Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

22. Hospital stocks leap after Supreme Court backs overhaul -

Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care.

23. Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

24. US stocks move higher following a surge in consumer spending -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday Thursday as investors were encouraged by a report showing a strong rise in consumer spending last month. Health care stocks rose sharply after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies. European markets were mostly lower as talks to keep Greece solvent stumbled.

25. Bass, Berry & Sims welcomes 2 attorneys -

Susan K. Bilbro and Shannon E. Pinkston have joined the Nashville office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Pinkston, a senior health care attorney, advises public and private health care companies in operations, regulatory and transactional matters. Previously, Pinkston served as vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary for Vanguard Health Systems, and as senior counsel for Tenet Healthcare following Tenet’s acquisition of Vanguard.

26. Investors pumping hundreds of millions into Tennessee startups -

The assignment sounded simple enough: Find out whether more money is coming into Nashville for startups.

If so, where is it coming from and what does it means to entrepreneurs, investors and the rest of us?

27. Events -

Real Estate Professionals for a Cause. The event will benefit Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns. Today, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge, 3088 Smith Springs Road, Nashville. Tickets: $35 online, $45 at the door. Information: https://events.babcmobile.com/index.php?event=43, Events@Bridesabc.org

28. Want a great-paying job? Here’s the deal -

Want a new career with nearly unlimited upside potential? One that will have employers beating down your door?

Uncle Sam wants you – to join the technology workforce.

Nationwide, skilled tech workers are in short supply, with more than half a million jobs going unfilled. And in Tennessee, where the rapidly expanding economy has companies competing for every qualified worker, the state is going to great lengths to train people in sought-after tech skills – footing the entire bill, in some cases, for adults willing to retool their careers.

29. HCA backs up early 1Q peek at quarter with strong admissions -

NASHVILLE (AP) - First-quarter earnings soared 70 percent for HCA, as admissions growth helped the hospital chain reaffirm a strong performance it initially outlined last month.

The Nashville, Tennessee-based company said Tuesday that it earned $591 million, or $1.36 per share, in the quarter that ended March 31. That compares to a profit of $347 million, or 76 cents per share, last year, when the company booked a big charge tied to legal costs. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.35 per share in the most recent quarter, which HCA announced in an earnings preview last month.

30. McWhorter is new president, CEO of NEC -

Stuart McWhorter, chairman and co-founder of Clayton Associates, has been named president & CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

The announcement follows a months-long national search, according to John R. Ingram, chairman of the board of directors of the NEC.

31. Top commercial real estate transactions March 1, 2014-March 1, 2015 -

Top commercial real estate transactions, March 1, 2014-March 1, 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

32. Eakin: Rising rents hitting all of Middle Tennessee -

Selling business people on the idea of relocating to Nashville is easy for commercial real estate broker Barry R. Smith because he, too, bought into the city’s charm when he first came to town in 1981.

33. VUMC’s Wilson, Kapu take leadership roles -

Two longtime Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses are starting the year in new leadership positions with greater responsibilities for nursing education and advanced practice, respectively.

Chris Wilson, MSN, R.N., has been named director of Nursing Education and Professional Development. She previously held the position in the interim and was director of Clinical Education and Professional Development for Vanderbilt University Hospital.

34. Waller adds 11, expands practice groups -

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has added 11 new attorneys to the following practices:

Real estate

J. Bryan Echols, partner, represents commercial and residential real estate developers in complex annexation, zoning and other land use matters. Echols earned his J.D. in 1981 from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served in the Air Force for 22 years as an Air Force Judge Advocate. Prior to joining Waller, Echols was a member in the Nashville offices of Dickinson Wright PLLC and Stites & Harbison PLLC.

35. HCA beats Street 4Q forecasts -

NASHVILLE (AP) — HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $527 million.

On a per-share basis, the Nashville, Tennessee-based company said it had profit of $1.19. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.33 per share.

36. HCA appoints new chief operating officer -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville-based HCA has a new chief operating officer, Sam Hazen, a 32-year veteran of HCA.

Hazen has served as president of operations for HCA since 2011, overseeing the operations of the company's 166 hospitals and 113 freestanding surgery centers, domestically and in the United Kingdom.

37. Smith tapped to lead Stites & Harbison -

Stites & Harbison, PLLC veteran attorney Gregory D. Smith has been named office executive member for the firm’s Nashville office.

38. Howard appointed dean of Belmont’s Curb College -

Belmont University has appointed Doug Howard, founder of Vandermont Music Group and former senior vice president of A&R for Lyric Street Records/Walt Disney Company, to the position of dean for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.

39. More veterans calling Middle Tennessee home -

When Scott Ledermann, a military health care recruiter in Nashville, retired from the Army in October, it didn’t take him long to land a job with a local company.

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, a company that has made hiring veterans a priority, scooped him up in no time. Now, he’s working in human relations at the company’s operations center in Donelson.

40. Bovender inducted into Business Hall of Fame -

More than 400 business leaders gathered at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel last week to induct Jack Bovender, Jr., retired Chairman of HCA., into the Phoenix Club Nashville Business Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the city’s outstanding contributors to business and philanthropy and benefits Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee students.

41. Attorney General Slatery names solicitor general -

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has announced that Andrée Sophia Blumstein will join the office as solicitor general. Blumstein will oversee appellate litigation in state and federal courts, review written opinions, and advise the attorney general.

42. HCA tops third quarter forecasts -

NASHVILLE (AP) - HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $518 million.

The Nashville, Tennessee-based company said it had profit of $1.16 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.18 per share.

43. Tenn. health officials preparing for Ebola cases -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee health care officials say they have implemented appropriate practices to handle any Ebola cases.

The Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Medical Association and Tennessee Nurses Association issued a joint statement this week saying they're on heightened awareness for anyone showing up in their emergency rooms and physicians' offices who exhibit symptoms similar to the Ebola virus.

44. Events -

People’s Law School. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is hosting a free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues that a person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys. 6 to 7 p.m., Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue. Registration: 298-8050, nashville.gov/ce. This session: Basic Estate Planning 1: Health Care and Power of Attorney Legal Documents.This course will explain why and how you may name someone to make your health care decisions if you later become unable to make them, what a Living Will can do and why everyone needs a Durable Power of Attorney.

45. Surprise career twist for area’s top recruiter of corporations -

Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.

But ask others about her and they’ll talk about an exceptional ability to lead, build trust and forge relationships with a diverse range of people, and, above all, her will to win.

46. Capella Healthcare names corporate compliance officer -

Capella Healthcare has announced the appointment of Angie L. Mulder as corporate compliance officer.

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in health care, Mulder began her career at Ernst & Young, where she was primarily assigned to health care audit clients, including HealthTrust. She then held various financial and audit roles for Symphony Home Care and HCA.

47. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions August 2014 -

Top August 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

48. HCA donates $1 million for CDC Ebola response -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville-based HCA has donated $1 million to the CDC Foundation to help support the international response to the Ebola epidemic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said in a news release that HCA's donation will help the agency scale and speed up its response to the epidemic in West Africa.

49. Business Hall of Fame honors HCA’s Bovender -

Jack O. Bovender, Jr. has been named the 2014 Laureate of The Phoenix Club Nashville Business Hall of Fame.

Best known as a longstanding leader of HCA, Bovender’s wide range of volunteer service and community involvement demonstrate that he also is an individual committed to building a strong community, and to ensuring a promising future for Middle Tennessee’s young people.

50. Diversified Trust expands Nashville leadership team -

Diversified Trust, an employee-owned, southeast-based comprehensive wealth management firm that manages more than $5 billion in client assets, has announced the hiring of three senior professionals in its Nashville office: Adam Dretler, senior vice president, Lamar Stanley, vice president, Katie Williams, vice president

51. Health Care Council announces new board -

William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council board of directors for the second year.

William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, continues as vice chairman of the board.

52. HCA executive taking leave to help VA acting chief -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville health care executive has been named as a special adviser to Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson.

WPLN-FM (http://bit.ly/1pPuzFY) reports Jonathan Perlin is taking a 60-day leave from his position as chief medical officer of HCA.

53. Mulraine joins Bone McAllester Norton -

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has hired entertainment attorney and Belmont Law professor Loren E. Mulraine as the firm’s 38th attorney.

Mulraine will serve as of counsel at Bone McAllester Norton, where he will focus his practice on entertainment law, intellectual property and business and corporate law. He will continue in his role at Belmont University College of Law, teaching courses in copyright law, entertainment law, media law and intellectual property law.

54. Events -

Momentum in Bellevue. Matt Wiltshire, director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, is the featured speaker and will discuss opportunities that lie ahead. 7 p.m., CrossPoint Church, 7675 Memphis-Bristol Hwy, Hwy. 70.

55. HCA 1Q profit climbs but misses expectations -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Shares of HCA Holdings Inc. slipped Tuesday after the hospital operator reported first-quarter earnings that inched up but fell short of Wall Street's expectations.

The Nashville company said results for the quarter that ended March 31 included $78 million in legal claim costs from an increase in an estimate of the company's liability in a lawsuit over the purchase of some hospitals from Health Midwest. The quarter also included a $21-million gain on the sale of some facilities.

56. Thoma promoted to CFO by Aegis Sciences Corp. -

Aegis Sciences Corporation, a forensic toxicology and health care sciences company, has promoted Keri Thoma to chief financial officer. She will oversee all strategic financial initiatives.

57. Vanderbilt Hospital names Parmley its chief of staff -

C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

58. First Tennessee Bank names 2 to advisory board -

Two Nashville business executives, Richard Rogers and John Zobl, have been named to First Tennessee Bank’s Regional Advisory Board.

59. Barge Waggoner’s Higgins honored as top engineer -

Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has been named 2014 Engineer of the Year by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.

60. Battle of Franklin Trust selects Jacobson as CEO -

The Battle of Franklin Trust has appointed longtime employee Eric A. Jacobson as its chief executive officer.

Jacobson, previously the Trust’s chief operating officer, has been with the organization since 2006. He oversees operations of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation and is a renowned Civil War historian, preservationist and author.

61. Bass, Berry & Sims names new leadership -

W. Brantley Phillips, Jr. has been elected to serve on the executive committee of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

Phillips serves as chair of the firm’s Securities & Shareholder Litigation Group, and his practice focuses on class action defense, derivative actions and other complex business litigation. Phillips has, for the past three years, served as chair of the firm’s Marketing & Business Development Committee.

62. Capella Healthcare makes leadership promotions -

Capella Healthcare has announced the promotions of three senior leaders to executive management positions and four others to its senior management team. Promoted to executive vice president duties are:

63. HCA Holdings 4Q net income climbs 35 percent -

NEW YORK (AP) - Hospital operator HCA Holdings said Tuesday its net income grew 35 percent in the fourth quarter, and said the health care overhaul should add to its results in 2014.

The largest U.S. hospital operator said its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization could grow as much as 4 percent in 2014. It said 1 to 2 percent of that growth could come from the 2010 health care law.

64. New CEO named at TriStar StoneCrest -

Louis F. Caputo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, S.C., has been named chief executive officer of HCA’s TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

65. Redevelopers of Nashville's old convention center listen to market -

Ever since ground was broken on the Music City Center, the fate of its predecessor, the Nashville Convention Center, has been in flux. And settled. And in flux again.

Now, after a proposed medical mart fell through because a Dallas-based developer could never secure enough leases to advance financing and site redevelopment, a local outfit is stepping up to take a crack at the centrally located downtown site.

66. Tony Giarratana: Having fun, taking risks, reshaping Nashville's skyline -

Nashville’s skyline has barely changed since 2008, the year Pinnacle Tower was completed. That’s too long for Tony Giarratana.

The developer who built downtown’s first high-rise apartment building – the Cumberland – and the first condominium tower – the Viridian – had announced plans to launch a half-dozen new projects in the downtown, SoBro and Midtown districts. Together, those projects have a value of at least $500 million.

67. Corizon selects Johnson as chief medical officer -

Corizon, a provider of correctional health care solutions, has appointed Calvin B. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H., as its new chief medical officer.

68. Top projects during Dean tenure -

A sampling of projects completed, begun, proposed or greenlighted during Mayor Dean's administration:

Music City Center and Omni Hotel

Cost: $577 million final construction cost for the convention center plus land acquisition overruns of $15 million, funded by five revenue streams including a Davidson County hotel tax.

69. Stone is elected president of Realtors group -

Hagan Stone has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2014. Stone, who is affiliated with the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors, begins his one-year term Jan. 1.

70. Wiechart is new president, CEO of Capella Healthcare -

Michael Wiechart has been named president and CEO of Capella Healthcare, effective January 1.

The appointment was announced by Dan Slipkovich, co-founder, board chairman and current CEO, who said the move was designed to position the company for long-term success and strategic growth. Slipkovich will continue as executive board chairman, with the transition allowing him to dedicate more of his time to strategic market development and growth along with continued responsibilities in the areas of investor and government relations.

71. TSU president joins Pinnacle Financial board -

Pinnacle Financial Partners has added Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, to its board.

She joins 12 other business and community leaders who serve as Pinnacle directors.

72. TEA names new executive director - The Tennessee Education Association has named Carolyn Crowder as its new executive director.

Crowder comes to Tennessee from Denver, where she served for the past four years as executive director of the combined Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Denver Association of Education Office Professionals and DCTA-Retired.

73. Saint Thomas names Elliott to leadership post -

Saint Thomas Health has named Jennifer Elliott, RN, vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

74. David Taylor: Catering to Nashville’s GLBT community with restaurant, clubs patrons ‘wouldn’t mind bringing their mother to’ -

Visitors to Tribe, Play Dance Bar or Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, a triad of GLBT-owned and operated venues in the 1500 block of Church Street in the shadow of Downtown Nashville, see well-run, crowded operations that patrons “wouldn’t mind bringing their mother to,” co-owner David Taylor says.

75. Centerstone names Slusser director of advancement -

Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, has promoted Jeney Slusser to director of advancement in Tennessee.

76. No longer a one-horse town -

Fifth-grade teacher Carolyn Allen and her friends attend Zumba classes in the building that once was a gymnasium for workers at the nearby General Motors Saturn Division plant. Not far away, the automaker’s former headquarters now houses a call center and an incubator for start-up businesses.

77. Hunt to lead Nashville Public Education Foundation -

The Nashville Public Education Foundation has announced Shannon Hunt as the group’s new president.

Foundation leaders said her appointment is an important part of a broader effort to marshal large-scale private-sector support for improving Nashville’s public school system. The foundation provides support for schools by helping raise private funds to match specific needs and building strategic partnerships.

78. Hospital operator HCA's 2Q profit rises 8.2 pct -

NASHVILLE (AP) — HCA Holdings Inc.'s second-quarter earnings climbed more than 8 percent, as the largest U.S. hospital chain saw admissions climb at its established locations and reaped more revenue out of each admission.

79. Community Health plans $3.9B acquisition -

Community Health Systems Inc. plans to spend $3.9 billion to acquire Health Management Associates Inc. in a deal that would create a giant U.S. hospital chain just as the health care overhaul starts funneling millions of newly insured people into the health care system.

80. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year -

Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”

81. VUMC not only Midstate medical center facing layoffs -

Patients aren’t the only ones feeling pain at some Tennessee hospitals.

Large-scale staff cuts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, reported to be in the hundreds, could be a sign of things to come if health systems can’t find a way to stanch the bleeding from unreimbursed patient care.

82. Justice: HCA to pay $7.1 million to settle Medicare allegations -

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fifty-five hospitals in 21 states have agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments from Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

83. Your favorite apps, created in Brentwood -

Tapping an app to see what’s on television, or maybe to do some research on a car before buying it? Chances are good you are using an app on your mobile device that was developed here in Nashville.

84. Johnson to direct Tennessee Justice Center -

Managing attorney Michele Johnson will succeed Gordon Bonnyman as executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center at the end of 2013.

Bonnyman and Johnson co-founded the organization 17 years ago to advocate for Tennessee’s vulnerable populations, particularly those struggling to find access to health care.

85. Norman will lead VU School of Nursing -

Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., who for 22 years has spearheaded curricular innovations at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will become the school’s new dean, pending Board of Trust approval.

86. Waller expands, adds 16 attorneys in Nashville -

Waller has announced the addition of 16 new attorneys to the following practice groups:

  • Corporate (one partner and four associates);
  • Finance & restructuring (two associates);
  • Health care (four associates);
  • Real estate (one Of Counsel and two associates);
  • Trial & appellate (one partner and two associates).


Mark Folk joins Waller as a partner with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Waller, Folk was partner and co-chair of the health care department for Partner Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

87. Hand On Nashville announces new board members, officers -

Hands On Nashville’s board of directors has elected new officers to its executive committee and several new members to its board.

Brian Copeland has been elected as HON’s new secretary. Copeland, the chief engagement officer at Village Real Estate Services, joined the board in 2010.

88. Barge Waggoner promotes quartet of vice presidents -

Award-winning architecture and engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. appointed four new vice presidents at its recent annual stockholders’ meeting:

89. Top Midstate commercial real estate transactions for March 2013 -

Top March 2013 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

90. Get started before graduation -

It’s always been easy to get a job out of college if mom or dad is chairman of the board.

It’s even easier if the graduate is chairman.

The experiential learning trend on university campuses fosters the career aspirations of students by helping individuals create their own companies and nonprofits – sometimes before graduation – by focusing on finding suitable internships and through course integration.

91. King & Ballow adds 2 new attorneys -

Robert Crump and Allison Champagne have joined King & Ballow in the litigation and the litigation, entertainment and intellectual property sections, respectively.

92. ‘Take these towers down' -

The demolition of Carmichael Towers, the aging Vanderbilt University high-rise dormitories that occupy some of the highest profile real estate on West End Avenue, could help revitalize one of the major gateways to downtown Nashville.

93. CCA names White VP of Correctional Programs -

Corrections Corporation of America has promoted Kim White to vice president of the Correctional Programs Division. She formerly served as managing director of inmate programs.

94. Midstate rich with varied, innovative nonprofits -

Middle Tennessee is home to scores of nonprofit agencies, with some organizations such as United Way offering a wide range of services, programs and aid, while others have a more narrow focus.

Here are some of the noteworthy organizations helping others in Midstate counties.

95. Innovation, thrift drives nonprofit success -

To survive the Great Recession and its aftermath, many nonprofit organizations in Middle Tennessee tightened their belts and searched for ways to meet increasing demands for services despite diminishing resources.

96. Charities compete for cancer dollars -

Who knew that universally beloved Grand Ole Opry character Minnie Pearl – the joke crackin’ country gal with the price tag dangling from her hat – could ever be this controversial?

97. Fridrich & Clark’s Smith earns top Realtor honor -

The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors has named Lucy Smith of Fridrich & Clark Realty the 2012 Realtor of the Year.

The award is given annually to the GNAR Realtor member who has made the most significant contribution to clients, the real estate profession and the community. Smith was recognized for her achievements by Brian Copeland, last year’s recipient, at Saturday’s GNAR’s annual Awards of Excellence Gala.

98. FirstBank president adds CEO to nameplate -

FirstBank’s board of directors has appointed Chris Holmes chief executive officer, one year after naming him president of the third-largest bank headquartered in Tennessee.

99. Smyrna, Spring Hill grow along different paths with auto industry -

Smyrna and Spring Hill, Tennessee towns with crucial ties to the automobile industry, are seeing a surge in economic prosperity as the auto plants add more and new projects.

Nissan remains the major player in Smyrna, and once again, General Motors has Spring Hill’s back, say county politicians and regional experts in growth and development.

100. Butler Snow names practice group leaders -

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC attorneys Kara Shea and William “Bill” R. O’Bryan, Jr., have been named to leadership positions with the firm.