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Tivity Health will pay its incoming president and CEO a little less than his predecessor but is making up for it by granting him thousands of shares that, if vested today, would be worth more than $6.4 million.

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Brentwood-based health care communications firm Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock has added veteran executives David Pate and Denise Venditti as of-counsel advisors.

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A longtime Walgreens executive has been tapped to fill the president and CEO roles at Tivity Health three months after a leadership shakeup resulted in the resignation of Donato Tramuto and other high-ranking officers. 

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The leaders of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee have announced the Chattanooga-based insurer will continue covering telehealth services permanently after major spikes in usage during the pandemic. 

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A majority of National HealthCare Corp. investors last week voted in favor of a motion calling on the company to prepare a report on how it can enhance the diversity of its board.

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The board of Tivity Health has hired an investment bank to explore options for the Nutrisystem business the local company bought a mere 15 months ago.

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Investment firm Health Velocity Capital has recruited to its advisory board the former CFO of Blue Shield of California, who also held senior roles at Hitachi and Yahoo.

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The Franklin headquarters of Fast Pace Health Urgent Care has undergone 25 layoffs, which combined with cuts at its various area clinics yielded a collective loss of 166 workers.

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The investor pushing back against Quorum Health’s bankruptcy reorganization that would wipe out his stake and those of other equity holders says the company’s plan is outdated because of the federal government’s massive emergency funding of hospitals struggling in the face of COVID-19.

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The leaders of Franklin-based Community Health Systems have agreed to sell three of their hospitals in Texas and Florida as they continue the work of trimming their debt load.

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A third local public company last week secured a forgivable loan under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, with its CEO saying the program was designed for firms like his.

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Community Health Systems executives have signed an agreement to sell one of their 11 hospitals in Texas to a regional health system.

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The top five officers of Tivity Health are forgoing a quarter of their base salary for the next four months, a move that will save the fitness and nutrition programs company about $1 million as it looks to ride out the effects of COVID-19.

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Many of the ambulatory surgery centers run by Brentwood-based Surgery Partners are operating at less than a fifth of their normal volumes, the consequence of elective medical procedures being halted as the nation’s health care system focuses on tackling COVID-19.

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An investor is criticizing Quorum Health’s Chapter 11 reorganization proposal, saying the hospital company’s executives and debt investors led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts are rushing the process “to drive an opportunistic false valuation” helped by the temporary impact of COVID-19.

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Less than two months after a shakeup of its executive suite, Tivity Health is preparing to bid adieu to three board members, including its chairman since 2015.

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Brookdale Senior Living has launched a drive to hire 4,500 care providers and operations workers as it adjusts to life with COVID-19.

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Quorum Health executives on Tuesday morning filed for protection from their creditors, saying they and their banks and other debt holders have a plan to cut the hospital operator’s debt load by about $500 million.The bankruptcy filing by Quorum isn’t a big surprise. Four weeks ago, investors…

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The leaders of Quorum Health have acknowledged that talks to restructure the hospital company’s finances could result in a bankruptcy filing.

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Analysts at Moody’s Investors Service on Friday cut their rating on the debt of Tivity Health by two levels, in part because the company’s Nutrisystem weight-loss business may not benefit proportionally from the rise in at-home food consumption caused by the spread of COVID-19.