• Gateway Selects Nashville As Home For New Configer-To-Order Manufacturing Facility

    Tuesday, May 16, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Facility will build configure-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers and storage arrays to meet growth needs of the company

    Irvine, Calif. – Gateway, Inc. (NYSE: GTW) has selected Nashville, Tenn. as the site for a manufacturing facility that is scheduled to open by October 2006. First-year employment in the facility is expected to grow to more than 300 people with an annual payroll of about $8 million. The Nashville facility will allow the company to enhance its responsiveness to customer demands in the Business, Education, Government and Consumer market segments.

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  • Tennessee Hospitals Recognized for Filing Birth Certificates on Time

    Tuesday, May 09, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Top 10 Percent of Hospitals Receive Certificates of Superior Performance

    Nashville, May 10, 2006

    The Tennessee Department of Health, Office of Vital Records has awarded Certificates of Superior Performance to the top 10 percent of Tennessee hospitals for timeliness in filing birth certificates. Tennessee law requires that birth certificates be filed within 10 days. The hospitals recognized not only turned in birth certificates on time, but early at an average filing of 7.5 days. 

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  • Tennessee Prepares For West Nile Virus Season

    Sunday, May 07, 2006 | 7:00pm

    First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Reported

    Nashville, May 8, 2006

    One pool of mosquitoes has tested positive this year in Shelby County documenting the first West Nile virus (WNV) activity in Tennessee. Tennessee is the fourth state this year to have shown positive tests for the virus in mosquitoes, horses, birds, or sentinel animals. There has been one human case of WNV reported from Mississippi.

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  • Art for Awareness Day Kicks Off Mental Health Month

    Monday, May 01, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE — May is recognized nationwide as Mental Health Month, and in Tennessee, a special event for persons in recovery was held on Monday at the State Capitol. Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD) and the Middle Tennessee Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition, Art for Awareness Day featured the works of 40 mental health consumer artists.

    Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

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  • Art for Awareness Day Kicks Off Mental Health Month

    Monday, May 01, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE — May is recognized nationwide as Mental Health Month, and in Tennessee, a special event for persons in recovery was held on Monday at the State Capitol. Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD) and the Middle Tennessee Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition, Art for Awareness Day featured the works of 40 mental health consumer artists.

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  • Get Cooking With Local Wines

    Sunday, April 30, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee -“What’s the best wine to buy?”

    “The wine you like is the wine you should buy,” says Tammy Algood, “and the best way to find out what you like is to make a little trip to a local winery and try what’s available.” Algood is a food expert and spokesperson for the statewide “Pick Tennessee Products” promotion.

    Agriculture

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  • Tennessee Teens Encouraged to Stop, Think and Take Action

    Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | 7:00pm

    May Marks Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,
    National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    Nashville, April 27, 2006

    Through a proclamation signed by Governor Phil Bredesen, Tennessee is joining the entire nation this month in celebrating May as Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. In observance of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 3, the Tennessee Department of Health’s Tennessee Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (TAPPP) is asking teens to stop, think and make a plan to avoid pregnancy and other consequences of sex.

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  • April Is Chlamydia Awareness Month

    Tuesday, April 25, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Tennessee Ranks Ninth Worst In Cases Of Chlamydia

    Nashville, April 26, 2006

    Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by bacteria, is one of the most common STDs. During April, Chlamydia Awareness Month, the Tennessee Department of Health wants to increase public awareness about Chlamydia and the importance of prevention, early detection and prompt referral for treatment, and to encourage testing for those as risk.

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  • Mumps Outbreak Underscores Need For Vaccinations

    Sunday, April 23, 2006 | 7:00pm

    April 22-29 Is National Infant Immunization Week

     Nashville, April 24, 2006

    A large, ongoing outbreak of mumps in the Midwestern United States serves as a timely reminder of the importance of ensuring complete immunization of all Tennessee infants, children and others at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. During National Infant Immunization Week, April 22-29, and always, the Tennessee Department of Health urges everyone to make sure children are fully vaccinated against mumps by making sure they have received the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine if they are at least one year of age.

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  • Local Nurse Selected for National Substance Abuse Committee

    Thursday, April 20, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE—Dr. Freida Hopkins Outlaw, Chief Nurse and Executive Director of Special Populations and Minority Services at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD), was recently selected to join the Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum (NQF) project, evidence-based practices to treat substance-abuse disorders.

    Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

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  • admissions To Wesley Highland Manor Suspended

    Monday, April 17, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Memphis nursing home cited for violations

    Nashville, April 18, 2006

    Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., has suspended new admissions of patients to Wesley Highland Manor nursing home and imposed a state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. The federal civil penalty has been imposed at $3,050 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor will be appointed to review the home’s operations.

    Health

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