Inn at Opryland

Reimbursement Conference Input

The 2014 TASA Reimbursement and Compliance Conference will be October 7 & 8, 2014 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville. WE NEED YOUR INPUT TO BEGIN SELECTING TOPICS AND SPEAKERS. Please email your suggestions for topics, speakers or other ideas for the conference to before June 15, 2014.

Will Frawly

Fundraisers for Medic Will Frawley

Will Frawley is a Hamilton County Paramedic recently diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. The disease is basically an early form of Leukemia. Will has had to receive several units of blood in the past weeks, and he will be leaving to go to Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore where he will receive a bone marrow transplant. He will be unable to work for approximately 1 year if all goes well. Obviously, the medical costs and loss of income will be devastating so we want to help!

There is a Bone Marrow and Blood Drive for Will 

Immunizations for declared disasters

The State has promulgated the rule regarding immunizations for declared disasters. Effective 7-9-2014 EMT-IV’s, AEMT’s and Paramedics may assist local/State health departments with immunizations during declared disasters. The rule does require “just in time” training by health departments as well as medical direction for the immunizations. Rule ID 5696


Legislation signed by Governor

Governor Haslam has signed the TASA sponsored legislation which expands the environment for EMS providers and clarifies non-emergency care. This legislation is key in enabling EMS services in TN to participate in mobile integrated health (community para-medicine). Thank you to everyone who contacted your representatives and helped with this important legislation. HB1807 – SB2029

Chad Graham

President Graham steps down

President Chad Graham stepped down this week following a career change from EMS Director to managing a physician’s group. Chad is still associated with Bedford County EMS but he felt he would not be able to provide the time and commitment necessary to continue TASA’s progress. Chad will certainly be missed and we thank him […]


May 2014

Board of Directors Minutes Tennessee Hospital Association Brentwood, TN May 1, 2014 President Reed called the meeting to order at 12:50 p.m. Board Members present: Andrew Reed, Rick Valentine, Brandon Ward, Doug McQuary, Tommy Crowder, Joyce Noles, Lis Henley, Wallace Elliott and John Fitzsimmons Board Members absent: Ricky Slack, Danny Houseright, Keith Douglas, Joseph Rike […]


April 2014

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes  April 3, 2014 President Graham called the meeting to order at 10:12 a.m. Board Members in attendance: Chad Graham, Keith Douglas, Rick Valentine, Brandon Ward, Doug McQuary, Tommy Crowder, John Combes, Ricky Slack, John Fitzsimmons,  Lis Henley, Danny Houseright , Wallace Elliot, Joyce Noles Board Members not in attendance: Andrew […]