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As featured in TN Talks, a monthly publication of the Tennessee Association for Home Care

Making Strides Toward a Healthier Future for ALL Tennesseans

The state of Tennessee is beautiful on so many levels: our people, our natural resources, our great farmers, and top universities. We have so much to be grateful for and appreciate. But there are several significant challenges that strain our state, especially in the area of healthcare.

Four Steps To Improving Healthcare In 2019 and Beyond

Embracing Change and Innovation is the Key to Success As a state senator and head of a post-acute specialty pharmacy, I see first-hand the remarkable strides being made in healthcare every day. Even though we have a long way to go to be where we should be in terms of care delivery and outcomes, I

A Christmas Miracle

by Chip Sekulich, TwelveStone Chaplain Many years have passed since I found out who Santa really was, after which Christmas lost much of its mystery. However, I still believe in the possibility of Christmas miracles. A Different Time, 51 Years Ago Christmas of 1967 was a rough time for many families, especially those with loved

Displaced By Michael, Blessed by TwelveStone

By Chip Sekulich, TwelveStone Chaplain Many of us have enjoyed the beauty of the Gulf Coast of Florida. As you know, Eastern Panama City, Mexico Beach and Southwest Georgia took the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s wrath. We look at the shattered shore line and realize that many, many lives have been impacted by the devastation

Remember…17 years ago, today.

By Chip Sekulich, Chaplain and Patient Advocate | TwelveStone Health Partners Seventeen years ago this morning, over the course of several hours, nearly 3,000 people in the Northeastern US left this life unexpectedly and the lives of many millions of the rest of us would be changed forever. Certainly, we should remember positive events and

A Stone Given, A Stone Returned

It started out as a day like any other, walking through the capital, mentally reviewing the day’s agenda when a gentleman approached me. “Mr. Reeves, you don’t know me, but my father was one of your patients. He passed away in November.” The man reached into his pocket, sharing something personal—“He gave this to me

Women and Heart Disease: Know the Differences

Heart disease does not discriminate. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year and women are only half as likely to survive a heart attack. Why? The Hollywood Effect Many women don’t know what a heart attack is supposed to feel like. Hollywood has skewed the perception. It’s not a

Heart Disease: Facts that Save Lives

February is Heart Month. Beyond Valentine’s Day, it’s the time of year we bring awareness to: Heart disease Best-practice prevention protocols Heart disease medications and drugs to avoid Dosing factors and Solutions for simplifying medication adherence There is a Difference between Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Coronary Heart Disease. Patient’s often interchange the terms Coronary

Lipscomb University trip to Nicaragua aided by Rx4HIM

Recently, Lipscomb University took a team of 22 students and medical professionals to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip over the winter break. The team visited four cities: Yali, Pantasma, Apanas, and Jinotega, setting up a clinic in each.

Thanksgiving Blessings

We all remember learning about Thanksgiving in grade school. Besides making hand turkeys, many of us reenacted the Thanksgiving meal when pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians sat down together to celebrate the bountiful harvest. It’s hard to believe that nearly 400 years have passed since the first Thanksgiving in 1621. We can thank Abraham Lincoln for

Chronic Condition Patients Require More than The Corner Pharmacy

When was the last time you went to the doctor and came away without a prescription? If you’re like most people, it’s probably been a while. In fact, nearly 75% of doctor visits result in a prescription, and nearly a forth of us take 3 or more prescriptions on a regular basis. * That’s a

Either the Worst Luck or the Greatest Miracle: Lee Golden Chooses ‘Miracle’

Just over a year ago, Chief Pharmacy Officer Lee Golden thought he had a sinus infection. The weekend before, the competitive marathoner and father of two had just completed a 20-mile training run. But something wasn’t right. Within just a few days, he was admitted to the hospital with suspected meningitis. But other than a

7 Ways a Trump Presidency Impacts Post-Acute Care

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners With a Trump administration well into its first 100 days, those involved with post-acute care are busily reading the tea leaves brewing in Washington. Here’s a look at the likely changes coming to the post-acute care landscape: Hospitals are in the hot seat; post-acute care must be

Praise and Thanksgiving

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners After such a difficult election season, it only seems right to stop, reflect and think about why we even have Thanksgiving. It originated as a harvest festival and has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington. Thanksgiving has been celebrated

Honoring Pharmacists and Looking Forward

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners October is American Pharmacists Month, so it’s only appropriate that we honor the health care professionals who help us wade through adapting to new medications, recommended relief from seasonal allergies, and—if we didn’t get a flu shot—kindly point us to the medications that provide help during cold

Rx4HIM

“I believe that one of the next great moves of God is going to be through believers in the workplace.” — Dr. Billy Graham

The Transformation of Post-Acute Care

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners In a recent article put together for the Nashville Business Journal I summarized my thoughts about where I see our industry heading in terms of the transformation of post-acute care. Regulatory transformations and demographic shifts have quietly lined up to create a “perfect storm” for providers in

Lessons Learned at Leadercast

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners At the Leadercast Event last week, some incredible speakers shared highly relevant content with more than 100,000 people nationwide. As sponsors of a site in Murfreesboro, many of the leaders in my company and our community were able to hear from a group of really motivating presenters

The Transformation of Post-Acute Care

By Shane Reeves, CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners In a recent article put together for the Nashville Business Journal I summarized my thoughts about where I see our industry heading in terms of the transformation of post-acute care. Regulatory transformations and demographic shifts have quietly lined up to create a “perfect storm” for providers in

What’s Next in Healthcare—It’s All About the Patient

I think one of the most profound changes I’ve witnessed in the healthcare industry over the past 25 years is actually a philosophical challenge. Previously, executives and leadership had more of an inward focus—how many beds are filled this month? How many providers do we need for staffing? What is our market share in the