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  • Roane Medical bustling with activity

    Roane Medical Center, Harriman, welcomes five leaders to expand services and enhance patient care at the hospital.
    Crystal Barnett, a registered nurse, is risk and regulatory compliance manager.
    She evaluates hospital systems and processes to enhance patient safety at Roane Medical Center.
    Barnett also works with administrators and staff, along with outside quality consultants to ensure safe, quality health care in accordance with standards set forth by Joint Commission.      

  • State hospital group honors Gann

    Jim Gann, president and chief administrative officer of Roane Medical Center, was awarded the the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Meritorious Service Award for Chief Executive Officer.
    Gann received the honor during the 72nd annual meeting last month.
    The Meritorious Service Award recognizes leadership and service by individuals in support of their hospitals and health systems.
    Gann was honored for his patient advocacy, dedication to quality patient care and employee satisfaction.

  • IRS reminds tax preparers to renew their ID numbers

    The Internal Revenue Services has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their preparer tax identification numbers if they are still paid preparers.
    Use of the numbers will be required on all federal returns prepared by paid tax return preparers starting Jan. 1, 2011.
     Tax return preparers can register immediately using a new sign-up system available through www.IRS.gov/taxpros.
    Preparers will need to create an account, complete the PTIN application and pay a $64.25 fee before receiving their ID numbers.

  • Parker brings optometry practice home

    Dr. Robert Parker, a fourth-generation Kingstonian and former Kingston optometrist, has returned to his hometown to reopen his practice.
    Parker is back in the area after serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps and as an independent contractor. He and his wife, Kingston native Elaine Toon Parker, both have family in the area and plan to retire in Kingston.

  • Parker brings optometry practice home

    Dr. Robert Parker, a fourth-generation Kingstonian and former Kingston optometrist, has returned to his hometown to reopen his practice.

    Parker is back in the area after serving 10 years in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps and as an independent contractor. He and his wife, Kingston native Elaine Toon Parker, both have family in the area and plan to retire in Kingston.

  • Out to Lunch: You'll want to gobble up the goodies at Owen's

    By Bethel Poston, For Roane Newspapers

  • Group aids employers in Roane

    Roane County employers now have a forum in which they can talk over workforce and human-resources issues.

    The Roane County Employer’s Association meets monthly for networking, lunch and a speaker who addresses som e aspect of workforce or human resources issues.

    “I feel strongly that this group provides a good avenue for each of our employers to learn about issues concerning workforce, as well as to network with others in similar circumstances,” said Leslie Henderson, president and CEO of The Roane Alliance.

  • That's the Walmart way! Rockwood Supercenter finishes renovations

    Rockwood Walmart Supercenter celebrated the results of a major three-month remodeling project last week with a “grand reopening” celebration and ribbon cutting.

    The store, at 1102 N. Gateway Ave., remained open 24 hours a day during the extensive project.

    The official unveiling of the Rockwood store’s new look generated lots of fanfare from company and community leaders and an appearance from the Rockwood High School marching band.

  • Nekuri leads Roane Medical hospitalists

    Roane Medical Center has named Dr. Suresh K. Nekuri as medical director for the Harriman-based hospital’s evolving hospitalist program.

    As the hospitalist medical director, Nekuri will interact with other hospitalists, the medical staff and hospital leaders to provide care for the increasing number of inpatients assigned to the hospitalist services.

    “I am pleased to offer patients the personalized care that they seek during their time at Roane Medical Center,” Nekuri said.

  • Alliance gears up for Gala Nov. 19

    The Roane Alliance’s annual fund-raising Gala will be “rolling out the red carpet for a night of Hollywood stars this year,” said Alliance President and CEO Leslie Henderson.

    The Alliance Gala is planned for Nov. 19.

    It is one of the county’s premier social events and features a gourmet meal, a wine reception, music and entertainment, live and silent auctions and — new this year — a Hollywood theme.