Tag: Gov. Bill Lee

UTHSC Emergency Medicine Physician Ready to Lead Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital


Richard Walker, MD, has never been one to back away from emergency situations. Before attending medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he served with the local Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. As a technical search specialist and later a rescue officer,… Read More

Alternate-Care COVID-19 Hospital Construction Complete, UTHSC Poised to Manage Operations


Richard Walker, MD, chair of emergency medicine and director of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, watched Monday as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers handed off the newly completed alternate-care hospital in the former Commercial Appeal Building on Union Avenue to state and local leaders for… Read More

UTHSC College of Nursing Faculty Member Key in Getting Nursing Legislation Passed


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation Tuesday aligning the state’s requirements with national standards for recognizing the role of nurses who practice as first assistants in the operating room. It was a special moment for UTHSC College of Nursing faculty member Nancy Appling, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNOR, CRNFA, who led the push for the legislation.… Read More