Business Reporter, Tennessean
Health care business news reporter at The (Nashville) Tennessean, adjunct professor of mass communications at Tennessee State University
tennessean.com — After Nashville's historic 2010 flooding, Jae Won Shim went from living on a Goodlettsville hilltop with tony neighbors including Garth Brooks to spending 15 months without electricity and running water in an abandoned strip center he owned across from the Nashville Farmers' Market.
tennessean.com — Michael Cartwright got into the addiction treatment business nearly two decades ago to help people dealing with drug and alcohol issues. It was a problem he struggled with personally, and he wanted to help others overcome their addiction issues, too. Today, he's chairman of Brentwood-based American Addiction Centers, his second startup company in the field.
tennessean.com — Sony/ATV Music Publishing is close to leasing 50,000 square feet of space at downtown's Fifth Third Center, marking another departure from the famed Music Row neighborhood. If the deal closes, the company's operations at 65 Music Square West, which includes administrative and finance functions, would head downtown.
tennessean.com — Simplex Healthcare said its Diabetes Care Club brand has purchased Priority Diabetes Supply Inc., making it one of 18 companies Medicare will continue to pay for diabetic testing supplies for its beneficiaries. Jupiter, Fla.-based Priority was among companies awarded contracts under Medicare's national mail-order competitive bidding program for those supplies.
tennessean.com — When Lionel Booker could no longer enjoy his favorite pastime of riding his bike, the Nashville man became convinced of his need for knee-replacement surgery. Three weeks ago, Booker had surgery at Saint Thomas Hospital on the same knee that had undergone a major reconstruction 37 years ago after he suffered a sports injury in his junior year of high school.
tennessean.com — A Nashville-based commercial real estate development company has paid $1.3 million for properties totaling 1.6 acres in Germantown with plans that include a gym and new offices. Priam Ventures LLC is the latest developer to make a play in a part of town that's seeing a boom in redevelopment to create more apartments, office and retail space.
tennessean.com — Five companies made filings declaring their intentions to offer health insurance products on the federal health insurance exchange in Tennessee, according to preliminary information from the state's Department of Commerce and Insurance. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cigna, Humana, Coventry Health & Life, and Community Health Alliance met last week's deadline for filings set by the U.S.
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