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Saint Thomas Announces Expanded Roles For Chief Operating Officers
In a move that will further solidify its goal of “One Healing Community,” Saint Thomas Health announces the restructuring of the chief operating officer positions at Saint Thomas West Hospital (STW) and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital (STM)...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Heart First in State to Offer New Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery
  Saint Thomas Heart is proud to announce they are the first center in Tenn. to offer the MitraClip as part of a national clinical trial for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and mitral regurgitation (MR), the most common type of hea...   FULL STORY  
4 physicians join Saint Thomas Heart at Henry County Medical Center
Saint Thomas Heart is pleased to announce the addition of four physicians to the cardiology staff at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. Mark Aaron, M.D., M. Andrew Morse, M.D., Kyle Stribling, M.D., and Stephen Fahrig, M.D., will join the m...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: Top 3 cardiac conditioning exercises from Dr. John Williams
When looking for a good cardiac conditioning workout, Dr. John Williams with Nashville Medical Group at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital suggests sticking to the basics:  swimming, biking and running.  Each of these exercises allows you to va...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health to host medical mission event in Nashville
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Aug. 14 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system will host a free medical screening event in Nashville on Saturday, Sept. 2...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Heart announces return of free heart healthy cooking school classes
NAHSVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 9, 2013 -- Saint Thomas Heart, the cardiac division of Saint Thomas Health, is pleased to announce the 2013 fall/spring schedule for its Heart Healthy Cooking School, a series of free cooking demonstrations and tastings....   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health welcomes new thoracic surgeon
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 6, 2013 -- Saint Thomas Health recently welcomed Dr. Mathew Ninan to its team of specialists. Ninan is a general thoracic surgeon with a focus on thoracic oncology. He will see patients in Suite 430 of the Heart Ins...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health welcomes new cardiologist
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 6, 2013 –  Saint Thomas Heart announces Dr. Andrew Morse has recently joined its team of physicians. Morse is an interventional cardiologist specializing in percutaneous therapy of valvular and structural...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital debuts new mobile health unit
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Aug. 1, 2013 – Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital debuted its new Ministry in Motion Mobile Health Unit Thursday, Aug. 1 in conjunction with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce’s Commerce in Motion event pr...   FULL STORY
Physician Focus: Dr. Paul McMullan, cardiologist
Meet Saint Thomas Heart cardiologist Dr. Paul McMullan. He became interested in cardiology after his father suffered a heart attack and ultimately underwent a heart transplant. He has committed to treating every one of his patients just as he would h...   FULL STORY  
The connection between oral health and your heart
Did you know that oral health is a strong indicator of your overall health? For example, some studies show that gum disease is a risk factor for coronary artery disease, and research has found a link between gum disease and clogged arteries in the le...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health renames member hospitals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 11, 2013 – Saint Thomas Health, the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee, is renaming its family of five hospitals in Middle Tennessee to better reflect the organization’s common mission. ...   FULL STORY  
Saint Thomas Health restructures operations, names new leadership roles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 16, 2013 – As part of a continued effort to unite Saint Thomas Health under the common mission of “one healing community,” the organization has restructured its leadership.  Dawn Rudolph, currentl...   FULL STORY
IN THE NEWS: Skipping breakfast may increase risk for heart attack in men (CBS News)
By  RYAN JASLOW / CBS NEWS/ July 22, 2013, 6:15 PM Skipping breakfast may increase risk for heart attack in men You've heard it before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A new study suggests it can be a life-...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital receives full chest pain accreditation with PCI
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 24, 2013 – Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital has received full chest pain accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), formerly the Society of Chest Pain Centers, an international orga...   FULL STORY
5 reasons to have a primary care physician (PCP) and how to choose the right one
1.) PCPs provide routine medical screenings based on your health history to help detect and treat disease early. In some cases, early detection can be the difference between life and death.  For example, finding cancer in early stages gives pati...   FULL STORY
Knowing your heart rate could save your life
Your heart is racing, your blood is pumping—is it because of stress? A difficult workout? Or a problem with your health?  The heart is the most important muscle in your body, so knowing your heart rate is one way to monitor your heart hea...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: Dr. Kevin Young explains what blood pressure numbers mean
Nearly 68 million people, approximately one in three adults, suffer from high blood pressure. With such a high rate of sufferers, what exactly is your blood pressure, and why is it important? “Blood pressure is literally the pressure, or force...   FULL STORY
Save a life: Learn to use an Automated External Defibrillator
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it’s not treated within minutes. In ...   FULL STORY
10 reasons to try Tai Chi
10 reasons to try Tai Chi Many today are seeking ways to cultivate greater health and wholeness.   There is particular interest in those wellness practices which afford a more holistic experience and benefit.   People not only wa...   FULL STORY
IN THE NEWS: Study finds nonprofit, church-owned hospitals better than secular
Not-for-profit, church-owned hospitals perform better than publicly- and privately-held institutions on quality, efficient return to daily life and patient satisfaction, all related to their religious mission, according to study results released toda...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health serves hundreds in Rutherford County during medical mission
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – June 13, 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system hosted a free medical screening event in Rutherford County Saturday, J...   FULL STORY
9 early symptoms of a heart attack
Did you know heart attacks have beginnings that can occur weeks before the actual attack? Early heart attack care is critical in intervening to help prevent a heart attack and cardiac arrest.“Early Heart Attack Care” or EHAC is a campaign...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: Dr. Charles Morton discusses rising
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that by 2050, people who have diabetes will comprise a third of the nation’s population. Right now, one and 12 Ameri...   FULL STORY
A ministry of healing: Fighting for Roy
At age 67, Roy Martin has worked tirelessly to support his family for more than 50 years. And to his very core, this lifelong Middle Tennessee resident is a man who believes in giving, not receiving. However, after a life-threatening heart condition ...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health to host medical mission event in Rutherford County
MURFREESBORO, TENN. – May 15, 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system will host a free medical screening event in Rutherford County on Saturd...   FULL STORY
6 things you didn't know about women and high blood pressure
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 13, 2013 --  National Women’s Health Week, celebrated from May 12 – 18, brings together communities, health organizations and other groups to raise awareness for women’s health topics. Most people r...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Heart announces new office in Smyrna
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 9, 2013 - Saint Thomas Heart at Middle Tennessee Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of its new patient cardiology office in Smyrna, Tenn.  Saint Thomas Heart in Smyrna is located at 741 Presidents Place...   FULL STORY
Palliative care: Supporting those facing a fatal illness
In the clinical world, palliative care is known as treatment given to patients with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. It is the specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses like cancer, cardiac disease such as congestive hear...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health celebrates National Nurses Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 6, 2013 -- National Nurses Week, celebrated from May 6 - 12, honors and recognizes registered nurses for their tireless commitment to caring for patients. National Nurses Week always begins on May 6, which is Nationa...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Heart cardiologist now seeing patients in Lawrenceburg
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 1, 2013 --  Saint Thomas Heart announced today that leading cardiologist Dr. Andrew Zurick will join Drs. NS Babu and Mark Stankewicz at the Saint Thomas Heart Clinic in Lawrenceburg. Dr. Zurick will see patients eve...   FULL STORY
Gardening season: Tips for preparing meatless meals
In honor of Earth Day and National Garden Month, Saint Thomas Heart recently dedicated its April Heart Healthy Cooking Class to meatless meal options.  “There can be a number of health benefits to being a vegetarian,” said Kitty Faw...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: Do I need a health care advance directive?
Tuesday, April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, dedicated to encouraging people to complete health care advance directives, better known as a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care.This annual eve...   FULL STORY
5 questions to ask when choosing a doctor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 15, 2013 -- Choosing a doctor is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Yet many people spend more time researching a new appliance purchase than their physician. Part of the problem is that o...   FULL STORY
Middle Tennessee Medical Center raises Donate Life flag
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – April 8, 2013 --- Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MTMC) is pleased to announce it has raised the Donate Life flag during the month of April.  The hospital partners with Tennessee Donor Services to recognize April as ...   FULL STORY
Happy National Doctor's Day
National Doctors' Day is Saturday, March 30. Saint Thomas Health would like to thank all of its physicians for their dedication and the contributions they make daily to the healing of others. For them, we offer this prayer:"Sanctify, O Lord, those wh...   FULL STORY
A home for Sylvester: Construction begins on Saint Thomas Health Habitat for Humanity build
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 27, 2013 -- Construction began Saturday, March 23, on Saint Thomas Health's 2013 Habitat for Humanity house.   Volunteers worked along Sylvester McMillian, an associate of Baptist Hospital, as he realized h...   FULL STORY
National Walking Day April 3: 3 reasons to wear sneakers with a suite
April 3 is National Walking Day, locally supported by the American Heart Association, the Go Red for Women campaign and Saint Thomas Heart. Here's three reasons its OK to wear sneakers with your suit that day: You will raise awareness of the im...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Hospital announces multi-year modernization project, breaks grounds on new patient tower
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 25, 2013– Saint Thomas Hospital has launched a multi-year modernization project that will improve patient-centered care by increasing patient access, and enhancing critical care and surgical services. The project ...   FULL STORY
Baptist Hospital enhances public access, completes first phase of second floor renovations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 12, 2013 -- Baptist Hospital has completed construction on the initial phase of its second floor project, started in June 2012.  The initial phase included creating a new corridor on the second floor, 20th Avenue side ...   FULL STORY
Free health screening March 14
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- March 11, 2013 -- Middle Tennessee Medical Center's (MTMC) Mobile Health Unit (MHU) is offering free health screenings from 8 a.m. to noon, March 14 at Habitat for Humanity, 850 Mercury Blvd. The MHU will provide free vision s...   FULL STORY
Join Saint Thomas Heart for Red Wine & Dark Chocolate
Join Saint Thomas Heart for its annual Red Wine & Dark Chocolate event Feb. 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Events @ 1418 in Nashville, Tenn. In partnership with Nashville CABLE, one of the largest and most established network of diverse professionals ...   FULL STORY
Signs of a Heart Attack: Symptoms for Men and Women Can Be Different
Every heart attack is different. For women especially, symptoms of a heart attack can be very subtle. According to physicians with Saint Thomas Heart, many times women do not know they are experiencing a heart attack.  Symptoms of a heart attac...   FULL STORY
20 great mobile apps for heart health
Does your New Year’s resolution to get more heart healthy already seem like a distant memory? Saint Thomas Heart suggests these 20 heart healthy mobile applications to help you get back on track. Pocket First Aid & CPR. ($1.99) Pocket Firs...   FULL STORY
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