Tennessee Tech & Science

AppRev Announces Sponsorship of 2018 HFMA Region 5 Dixie Institute

22 02 2018

2018 HFMA Region 5 Annual Dixie Institute AppRev returns as sponsor of HFMA Region 5 Dixie Institute. TEMPLE, Texas February 22, 2018 HFMA Region 5 is a professional membership organization for individuals in financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient organizations. Region 5 includes chapters from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Annual Dixie Institute brings together world-renowned speakers, leaders and visionaries in the areas of healthcare, business, personal growth and finance. AppRev is sponsoring the Top Golf Networking Event on Sunday, February 25, 2018, which gives conference attendees the opportunity to make connections in a casual and relaxed environment. The company is also sponsoring the Past Presidents Dinner on Sunday, February 25, 2018. This dinner honors those who have served as president of each chapter of HFMA Region 5. “We feel very fortunate to be able to support HFMA Region 5’s ongoing efforts to promote...

AAC Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

21 02 2018

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2018 -- Today AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. Fourth Quarter 2017 Operational and Financial Highlights: (All comparisons are to the comparable prior-year period, unless otherwise noted) Total revenue increased 19% to $86.1 million Average daily residential revenue (ADR) increased 58% to $1,054 and average revenue per outpatient visit (ARV) increased 16% to $418 Total average daily census (ADC) increased to 995 compared with 962 Outpatient visits increased 37% to 21,651 Net loss available to AAC Holdings, Inc. common stockholders was $18.8 million, or ($0.80) per diluted common share, including a charge of $23.3 million or ($0.70) per diluted common share, for estimated legal settlement costs and a charge of $3.5 million, or ($0.15) per diluted common share, related to the estimated impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on net deferred tax assets. Adjusted EBITDA increased...

DENSO Leads Dellfer's Initial Funding Round, Supporting Cybersecurity for Connected Vehicles

21 02 2018

KARIYA, Japan, Feb. 21, 2018 -- DENSO, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, has announced a significant investment in Dellfer, an IoT and automotive cybersecurity startup company based in San Francisco, California. Dellfer is a young startup focusing on cybersecurity solutions against "zero day" attacks within connected networks such as deployed IoT devices, and in the future, connected vehicles. Dellfer will use the proceeds from this funding to build out its development team and begin discussions with early adopter customers, including DENSO. "As cars become smarter, more connected, and autonomous, advanced safeguards to secure and protect the technology within those vehicles will be a key area of focus for DENSO, and the auto industry as a whole," said Tony Cannestra, Director of Corporate Ventures at DENSO. "DENSO will continue to strongly support technologies like Dellfer's to ensure that a safe and secure mobility future is delivered to our customers." "This...

"Kari's Law" Now the Law of the Land

21 02 2018

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - February 21, 2018) - Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global market leader in contact center and unified communications solutions as well as call taking solutions for public safety communication centers, praised the United States Congress for passing "The Kari's Law Act of 2017" which requires direct dial access to 9-1-1 services from all devices. Emergency 9-1-1 services commenced in this country fifty years ago on February 16, when the first 9-1-1 call was placed in Haleyville, Alabama. With the signing of Kari's Law on the anniversary date of that call, these services will now be available directly across all devices. The campaign to pass Kari's Law began in December 2013, when the namesake of the bill, Kari Hunt was murdered by her estranged husband in a hotel room in Marshall, Texas. Hunt's 9-year-old daughter attempted to dial 9-1-1 but was unable to reach emergency resources because the multi-line phone required a "9" to be...

Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi joins Ingram Board of Directors

21 02 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., today announced the election of Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi to the Ingram Board of Directors. The privately held company’s businesses include Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group. Mr. Chi is a leader in the media and technology industry. He serves as non-executive Chairman of Elsevier, one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. He is also in charge of corporate affairs of Elsevier’s parent company, RELX Group. Prior to Elsevier, Mr. Chi was Chairman, Random House, Asia. Mr. Ingram noted that Mr. Chi joins him and the following other members of Ingram’s corporate Board of Directors: Martha R. Ingram, Orrin H. Ingram, Beth Chase, Michael J. Grainger, Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., and William P. Morelli. “I’m proud to say that I’ve known YS for a number of years; in fact, we were classmates in college,”...

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Welcomes Chris Whaley, J.D., to Board

21 02 2018

Chris Whaley, J.D., president of Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee, has been named to the NACCE board of directors.Springfield, MA, February 21, 2018 -- The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced the appointment of Chris Whaley, J.D., to its board of directors. Whaley is president of Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee.“We are pleased to welcome President Whaley to the NACCE Board of Directors,” said NACCE Chair Susan May, Ed.D., president of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. “His breadth of experience spans all facets of the community college, from faculty, to dean and administrator – each providing invaluable perspective and understanding of organizational needs and opportunities. He will be a vital contributor to our dynamic board.”“It's such an honor to join the board...

Meritage Homes Appoints Clint Szubinski to lead South Region

20 02 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 20, 2018 --Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH), a leading U.S. homebuilder, today announced the appointment of Clint Szubinski to president of the company’s south region, encompassing its operations in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.In this role, Mr. Szubinski will be responsible for leading the region’s growth strategy and overseeing the financial and operating performance of its five divisions.“The South Region has significant growth potential as our newest and fastest growing region,” said Phillippe Lord, chief operating officer of Meritage Homes. “I am confident that under Clint’s leadership, our divisional teams in the south will be able to capitalize on the enormous opportunities ahead for them.”Mr. Szubinski brings more than 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, including division and region president positions with some of the largest homebuilders in the nation. He previously led Meritage’s Florida region...

United Wholesale Mortgage Makes Virtual E-Closing Available to Borrowers in 16 States, Now Includes Purchases

19 02 2018

TROY, Mich., Feb. 19, 2018 -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has expanded the reach of its virtual e-closing capabilities, as borrowers in 16 states can now enjoy the industry's first end-to-end online mortgage experience without wet signing any documents – and for the first time ever, the virtual process can also be applied to purchase transactions. Originally just offered in four states (Illinois, Montana, Virginia and Washington), the 12-state expansion now introduces the mortgage industry's first real e-closing process to Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Tennessee. UWM continues to partner with Boston-based Notarize to make the technology available to consumers. "Making virtual e-closing technology available in more states and opening it up to purchase business is a huge deal as even more mortgage brokers and borrowers have access to the easiest, most convenient closing process possible,"...

Viatek launches Echelon™, where fitness and technology unite to at a price you can afford.

16 02 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2018 -- Viatek Consumer Products Group, known for their innovative design and unique products, has launched Echelon™ bikes with live classes via your phone or tablet. The Echelon™ Experience, merges total fitness and technology to create a virtual community where the catch phrase "never ride alone," is as real as downloading the Echelon™ Fit App and hoping aboard one of their two well-engineered cycles. Available on both Google Play and the Apple App store, Echelon™ Fit allows the rider choices from hundreds of on demand & live classes, scenic rides, yoga, strength training, warm-ups, and more. The first member of the Echelon™ family, the Flex Bike, launched exclusively on QVC earlier this year with huge success. Great for any fitness level, and at a cost of around $229.99, the Flex bike is not only affordable, but comfortable with a large recumbent seat, designed to be light weight, and folds for portability. The second member of the...

Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas System Announce New Name for 10-Hospital System

16 02 2018

TYLER, Texas, Feb. 16, 2018 -- Ardent Health Services and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast) today announced the newly formed 10-hospital health system created by the purchase of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) will be named UT Health East Texas. The sale is projected to close March 1. Speaking on behalf of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, Chairman Sara Martinez Tucker congratulated all who had been involved in bringing together the clinical expertise of UT Health Northeast and the operational skill of Ardent Health Services in the formation of UT Health East Texas. "This accomplishment is a perfect example of what happens when we all work together to meet the needs of the citizens of Texas. President Calhoun and his leadership team, along with The University of Texas System team that provided strong support, should be very proud of this transformative advancement in healthcare for East Texas,"...

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