A lack of diversity in Nashville’s health care upper ranks

It’s been a point of pride in Nashville’s health care community just how many companies trace their roots back to HCA, the nation’s largest hospital chain, valued at more than $45 billion. It’s locally known as the “family tree” and has made the city a national hub for health care services. But health care leaders in the city also say it has failed to build critical diversity within its upper ranks.

In Nashville’s dominant health care sector, Chris Poole is one of the few Black entrepreneurs.

“Given where society was when health care got started in this town, there just isn’t really anyone who looks like me who is in that circle,” he said.

That circle was only white men when HCA incorporated in 1968.

Poole got his start with a health care investment fund. He now leads a startup called ThriveAP that helps hospitals support new nurse practitioners and

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Dentist Mount Gravatt | Upper Mt Gravatt Clinic

We are back next week Monday 27/04/20! We are still working under restriction with procedures that generate aerosols, however we can start seeing you next week for examinations, some fillings, and simple extractions, dentures and orthodontic treatment. We practice high standard of infection control to ensure our patients are in safe hands. All our technologies are still working, we can take low dose xrays on site if we need to. All dentists will give you quote and get your consent before starting any treatment. The Prime Minister announced the easing of restrictions on dental practice to level 2 under the ADA Dental Service Restrictions from Monday 27 April.

This includes:

-Examinations
-Simple non-invasive fillings without the use of high-speed handpieces
-Restorative procedures using high-speed handpieces only provided with the use of rubber dam
-Non-surgical extractions
-Hand scaling (no use of ultrasonic scalers)
-Medical management of soft tissue presentations (such as

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