Passion of One Woman for Rural Care Creates New Community in Indiana

In August 2013, JoAnn Burke moved back to her small, rural hometown of Tipton, Indiana, in anticipation of her retirement within a few short years. She saw a need for improved care for the aging population, which she had observed visiting family there for years. When she learned that Tipton would soon have the third [...]

Nashville Community Celebrates Anniversary

In May 2012, approximately 15 healthcare providers from across Nashville held their first meeting as a community devoted to reducing hospital readmissions. Three years later, they are still going strong, having just celebrated their anniversary at the University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn., with fifty members in attendance.The Nashville community, known as Transitioning Patients Across [...]

Tennessee Agency Awards Corley Roberts Partner of the Year

More than 200 people gathered at the Jackson, Tenn., Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Sept. 29, for Southwest Tennessee Development District’s (SWTDD) Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Awards Banquet to recognize individuals and organizations who work cooperatively with SWTDD’s Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities (AAAD) and its Economic & Community Development (ECD) divisions. “The awards [...]

Wellness Coordinators Focus Care on Patients’ Mind and Body

Unity Physician Partners and Centerstone Health Partners share the belief that a person’s mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other. This philosophy led them to create a partnership focused on providing care for medically underserved patients with physical and behavioral needs. To do this they established integrated care clinics that [...]

Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Knowledge is infectious and that’s a good thing for a diverse group of healthcare innovators in Nashville, Tenn., known as the Transitioning Patients Across the Care Continuum (TPACC) community. The group meets monthly to share knowledge, host speakers and discuss how they can impact and improve healthcare in the Middle Tennessee area. It was in [...]


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