TENNESSEANS ENCOURAGED TO USE THEIR “VOICES” WHEN THEY CAN’T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

What are your plans for the day, the week, the weekend? We often make time to think about upcoming events and plan activities so we can most enjoy them. But what if you could no longer make or share your own choices? Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed April 16, 2019 Healthcare Decisions Day in Tennessee to encourage Tennesseans to make plans for their healthcare in the event they cannot make or communicate their decisions.

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New medical society chief puts priority on healthier community

From volunteering and mentoring to patient and physician advocacy, Dr. Colleen Schmitt brings her passion for serving the medical community to her new role as 2019 president of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society.

“The major priority for the medical society here is to try and create a healthier community,” Schmitt said. “That supersedes really every other part of the strategic plan.”

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