Stephen Greer, MD, a general surgeon with University Surgical Associates, has joined the medical staff at Parkridge Medical Center. Dr. Greer specializes in general and advanced minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted techniques.
After earning his medical degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Dr. Greer completed a general surgery internship and residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, where he currently is also an instructor in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Greer is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society, Southern Surgical Congress and the Tennessee Medical Association.
BlueCross names Jason Lloyd to head BlueCare Plus
Jason Lloyd has been named vice president of BlueCare Plus, the BlueCare Tennessee program serving individuals who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid services.
Lloyd oversees all aspects of BlueCare's dual special needs program, including marketing, clinical quality, claims, benefits and reporting. In addition, he manages external relationships with brokers, health care providers, the TennCare Division and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
"We are fortunate to have someone with Jason's considerable experience leading our dual special needs program," said Pat Sullivan, vice president and chief operating officer for BlueCare Tennessee. "Since joining BlueCare Plus as director of operations in 2015, he has consistently excelled in finding and supporting ways to better serve the unique needs of these members, and we look forward to his continued efforts in this new role."
Lloyd has more than two decades of health care industry experience, serving in multiple roles at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee for 18 of those years. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Auburn University.
Dr. Jon Hildebrand joins Chattanooga Vision Center
Chattanooga Vision Center has added Dr. Jon Caleb (Cale) Hildebrand to its practice.
Hildebrand received his undergraduate degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and obtained his medical degree from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine , where he was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
He completed his internship and residency in Ophthalmology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Hamilton Eye Institute, in Memphis.
Dr. Hildebrand served in both the inaugural and second annual Cataract-A-Thon, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute, Lion's Club,which provided cataract surgery to more than 50 uninsured patients during a 24-hour period, and he has helped with a similar outreach in Haiti.
CHI Memorial named Best Regional Hospital
CHI Memorial is once again the only hospital in Chattanooga to be named Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report. On the list of Best Hospitals in Tennessee, CHI Memorial is ranked second , tied with the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and behind only Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Only 13 of Tennessee's 137 hospitals meet U.S. News' standards and are ranked.
CHI Memorial received a 'high performing' rating in eight surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, COPD, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, knee replacement, and hip replacement.
"This recognition affirms our commitment to provide excellent, high-quality care for everyone who entrusts us with their health care needs," said Janelle Reilly, market CEO, CHI Memorial.
The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis reviews hospitals' performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on several factors, including survival, patient safety, nurse staffing, and more.
Tennessee Society of CPAs announces new local leadership
The Tennessee Society of CPAs recently announced the election of its 2019-20 Chattanooga Chapter officers.
The newly elected officers include Tony Sanders of Unum, president; John Eaves of Henderson, Hutcherson and McCullough, PLLC, president-Elect; Jeff Smith of Elliott Davis, vice president; Tara Moore of Unum, secretary; and Andrew Glenn of Mauldin and Jenkins, LLC, treasurer.
The Chattanooga Chapter of TSCPA includes more than 1,000 members covering 10 East Tennessee counties. Founded in 1904, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants is the professional association of CPAs in Tennessee, with more than 10,000 members statewide.
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