Entries by Denise Primm

TRP STAR Seeks High School Health Science Students Who Want to Practice Health Care in Rural/Underserved Communities

The Tennessee Rural Partnership STAR Program provides high school health sciences students who want to become physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants and are affiliated with their local HOSA Club the opportunity to receive a college scholarship. The HOSA Advisor must nominate the student, and the student must submit their transcript and write an essay […]

David Maness, DO, Receives Gold Apple Teaching Award

TRP congratulates our Board President, Dr. David Maness, who has received the “2017 Family Medicine Attending Golden Apple Teaching Award”. Outstanding teachers of medicine are selected by the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine student body for their dedication and commitment to teaching. Dr. Maness was presented this award on, March 18th at the University […]

A Physician Assistant Student’s Experience with TRP

by Jamie Mendez Leonard, recipient of TRP’s NP/PA Incentive and now working in Sevierville When I moved from Florida to Tennessee to start South College’s PA program, I was always fascinated by the communities of rural Appalachia. I could not imagine what it was like to live so far in the mountains that there is […]

Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative: Primary Care Transformation

Tennessee Rural Partnership has partnered with the Tennessee Hospital Association to sponsor a recorded webinar to provide Tennessee physicians the opportunity to hear details about TennCare’s role in Health Care System and Payment Transformation and how it will impact primary care providers. Dr. Vaughn Frigon, Chief Medical Officer for the Tennessee Health Care Finance and […]

TRP Welcomes New Recruiting Specialist

Tennessee Rural Partnership is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Walker as part of the recruitment team. Elizabeth will work as a recruiting specialist, helping match candidates to job opportunities and working with the academic training programs to strength relationships that will increase the numbers of clinicians working in rural and underserved areas in Tennessee. A recent graduate […]

Celebrate the Power of Rural on National Rural Health Day

Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 62 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other and work together to benefit the greater […]

Michael Warren, M.D., Honored by THA for Outstanding Outcomes in OB Initiatives

Michael Warren, M.D., who serves as deputy commissioner for population health at the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), has received the Tennessee Hospital Association’s (THA) President’s Award in recognition of his leadership in several OB and newborn health initiatives in collaboration with the Association’s Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS). Dr. Warren was honored for […]

Dr. Means Awarded Founders Medal

Dr. Robert T. Means, Dean of East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, has been awarded a prestigious honor by the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation (SSCI). He received the SSCI’s highest honor, the Founders Medal, during this year’s annual conference. Since 1973, the SSCI has awarded the Founders Medal to a member who has […]

Reasons Why the CMS Rural Summit Matters

Alan Morgan, CEO of the National Rural Health Association, posted the following information describing this week’s CMS Rural Summit meeting. At TRP we know that all of the efforts being focused on rural issues are significant because rural citizens in Tennessee and across the nation are impacted by these decisions each day. Top 5 Reasons Why […]