• Nicole Schlechter, MD – 2021 President-Elect, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
• James Powers, MD – Secretary/Treasurer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
• Michael Beckham, MD – Beckham Internal Medicine
• David Duong, MD – Urology Associates
• Cindy Le, MD – Anesthesia Medical Group
• George “Trey” Lee, MD – Real Time Neuromonitoring Associates
• Rodney Lewis, MD – Heritage Medical Associates
• Lael Luedtke, MD – Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
• Adrian Rodriguez, MD – Nashville Skin
• Gregg Shepard, MD – Tennessee Oncology
• M. Kevin Smith, MD – Vanderbilt University Medical Center
• Richard Soper, MD – Center for Behavioral Wellness
• Ralph Atkinson, III, MD – Board Chair, Nephrology Associates
• Christopher Ott, MD – Vice Chair, HCA Physician Services
• Michel McDonald, MD – Secretary/Treasurer, Vanderbilt Dermatology
AMG opens Franklin ketamine clinic
The AMG Ketamine Wellness Center has opened at 1909 Mallory Lane, Suite 300, in Cool Springs as an alternative for patients who have not found an effective treatment for depression, pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD and other conditions.
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that has been administered by anesthesiologists since 1970. For those suffering from chronic pain, it can also reduce or even eliminate their need for opioids. Malchow recently published a paper in the Journal of Anesthesia Clinical Research that provides new evidence that the use of a standardized ketamine infusion protocol coupled with a rapid opioid detoxification results in a high rate of prolonged opioid cessation, decreases chronic pain and minimizes opioid withdrawal.
Music City Irish Fest to benefit tornado relief effort
Officials overseeing the upcoming Music City Irish Fest have announced a portion of the proce of the event will benefit #TN Strong Benefiting TN Tornado Relief.
King Hospitality Group is organizing and producing the event, which will take place from Saturday, March 14, through Tuesday, March 17 (Saint Patrick’s Day) at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. King Hospitality is expecting 100,000 attendees during the four-day run.
“We are hoping our city comes together for fellowship, food and a toast to the Volunteer state,” Michael King, owner of Monell’s Restaurants and King Hospitality Group, said in a release. “We will sing, dance, eat and drink as we celebrate and support our neighbors in need.”
In addition to authentic Celtic food, whiskey and beer, Music City Irish Fest (now in its fifth year) will offer music. Brenda Willis, a founding creator of MCIF, is overseeing the musicians and dancers, many direct from Ireland.
Daily performance schedules are on-line now.
MCIF is a free event on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, with VIP tickets upgrades available each day. VIP guests will enjoy access to a
luxury, tented VIP lounge, with all-you-can-eat Irish fare, an MCIF commemorative pint glass, two drink tokens, a VIP bar and “Hollywood style restrooms.” VIP guests also receive a discount on the Shamrock and Champagne Sunday Brunch. Monday evening’s ticketed event, The Emerald Isle Whiskey Dinner, is an experiential tour of tasting stations.
MCIF hours are:
Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, March 16, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (special event night – ticket required)
Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Co-chaired by Mayor John Cooper and former Mayor Karl Dean, the initiative invites 10,000 “Nashville natives and newcomers to reflect, serve and celebrate the spirit of service that emerged in the wake of the 2010 Great Flood, on the 10th anniversary of the disaster.
During the historic flood, HON served as the central clearinghouse for disaster response volunteers, facilitating an extraordinary effort that ultimately connected nearly 200,000 volunteers to recovery work.
Beginning April 2 through HON Day on May 2, HON will host volunteer projects at local nonprofits, schools and Metro agencies. Registration opens March 2 for all volunteer opportunities at the 10,000 for 10 website.
The initiative will feature a series of volunteer opportunities throughout the month, bookended by two events:
The 34th Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards, on April 2, is HON’s annual ceremony to honor local volunteers. This year’s luncheon will feature a special flood commemoration video to recognize the volunteers who played a significant role in disaster recovery.
“Our 10,000 for 10 initiative is a chance to honor the sacrifice and services of the initial flood response volunteers, while carrying their spirit forward into the present and future,” HON President and CEO Lori Shinton said in the release. “We call on everyone to commemorate a profound moment in our history, when devastation gave way to inspiration, and neighbors, friends and strangers joined forces to help our city.”
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