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Leadership Middle Tennessee Looks at Healthcare

Dickson, Tenn. - Feb 02, 2017

Leadership Middle Tennessee focused on health and health care at its meeting Jan.18-19, 2017. The group visited the recently opened health sciences wing at Freed-Hardeman University / Dickson, the emergency department at TriStar Natchez ER for a mock patient drill and TriStar Horizon HCA where they toured the operating room and participated in a scrub-in.

Renaissance Center Director Red McCaskill discussed Freed-Hardeman University and the workforce development programs with local healthcare partners. Later, Dr. Robert Spencer, director of the B.S.N. nursing program at FHU/Dickson, discussed “Healthcare in America and its Place in the World.”

“Freed-Hardeman University is pleased to partner with Leadership Middle Tennessee to discuss the importance of healthcare in our area,” McCaskill said. “We are excited about the opportunities available here to train nurses to meet local healthcare needs.”

Other speakers included Jeff Ockerman of the Tennessee Department of Health who presented a self-evaluation tool; Dustin Greene, CEO of TriStar Horizon, who discussed the regional impact of healthcare, the local hospital’s role and state and national healthcare issues; and Dan Ryan, founding principal of Ryan Search and Consulting, who led a discussion on building self-awareness.

Sponsors for the event included TriStar Horizon, Benefits, Inc., Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Andrew Thompson Construction, Dickson Housing Authority and Freed-Hardeman University.