"The financial restructuring process will help ensure that Rural/Metro can continue to invest in its business, meet the needs of customers, patients and communities and further improve service," company officials said.
A Tennessee-based nonprofit company has created a program to exchange patient information among medical offices, hospitals and other healthcare programs.
Memphis-based healthcare nonprofit Qsource and the Tennessee Office of eHealth Initatives are encouraging healthcare providers to adopt the e-sharing service, called Direct Technology, starting with a series of conferences for healthcare proficers across the state this fall.
There's little doubt shoppers are looking forward to Tennessee's annual sales tax holiday this weekend, but a prominent state economist says the economic benefit is minimal.
"[Consumers] are buying what they would have bought anyway," said Bill Fox, director of the Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research. "They’re just changing when they make the purchase. And that doesn’t have much of an economic impact.”
A local group says Knoxville and Knox County are leading the state in a relatively new healthy kids initiative.
Sheri Hedberg, Chair of the East Tennessee Breastfeeding Coalition, says Memphis and Nashville are just starting big public breastfeeding awareness events this year, while this is Knoxville’s third annual "World Breastfeeding Week" kickoff event.
“So we’ve really seen a big increase in the number of sites this year and next year we’ll probably do more,” she says.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Christy Frazier-Paine does not wear hearing aids.
Jobless rates have been falling - but a sudden spike in unemployment this summer is a reminder that the U-S still hasn’t recovered from the recession. Experts say the last four years have been especially hard on small business owners. And one local entrepreneur is working to open a salon that caters to very specific clients.
Since the end of the Civil War, Tennessee Republicans have rarely enjoyed a string of victories. But that’s changing. Republicans occupy both U.S. Senate seats, seven of the nine U.S. House seats, the governor’s mansion and – for the first time in more than a century – a supermajority in the General Assembly. But the party isn’t coasting on its success. The Tennessee GOP is setting its sights on winning more seats, at the county and city level. The effort is called Red to the Roots, and it could be coming to a town near you.
Opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque are headed back to court, this time with the hopes the Tennessee Supreme Court will hear their argument.
The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has been complete and open to worshipers for nearly a year, but that hasn’t stopped local opponents from continuing an appeal against its construction. Plaintiffs claim Rutherford County failed to give adequate public notice before approving the mosque's construction in May of 2010.
Tennessee wildlife officials are looking for ways to contain an invasive fish.
The Asian carp was introduced to fish farms in Arkansas, and entered the Mississippi River system because of flooding. Now, wildlife officials say several breeds of the Asian carp are in Tennessee waters and are a threat, not only to native species of fish, but also to humans.