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Union City, Tenn., May 15, 2019 — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

THA Recognizes Participating Hospitals

Two federal government agencies charged with reporting patient safety and quality of care data have recognized the 88 hospitals participating in the Tennessee Hospital Association’s (THA) Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) for saving lives and billions of healthcare dollars.

Union City, TN – Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Obion County recently graduated from TVA’s Valley Workforce Institute. The Valley Workforce Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, is designed to assist economic developers in understanding and selling their workforce assets and address talent pipeline challenges in today’s economy. The program is offered to community economic development professionals in the TVA service area to help foster long-term success.

May's Very Important Business Event (V.I.B.E)

Thank you to all who attended our May V.I.B.E.! Dr. Charley Deal with the University of Tennessee at Martin gave the presentation discussing the importance of teamwork and the opportunities for the university and businesses in Obion County to work together and strengthen West Tennessee. We also appreciate UT Martin for sponsoring this month's event. Thank you to all who attended!

Legislative Breakfast, May 2019

We had a great turnout for the 2019 Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Obion County Farm Bureau on May 10! Senator John Stevens, Representative Andy Holt and Representative Bill Sanderson provided updates for constituents, following the completion of the legislative session.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 13 communities will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act supported by the Tennessee General Assembly for the last three years.

Adult Leadership Obion County

Members of the 2018-2019 Adult Leadership Obion County class have been busy learning about legislation, economic and community development.

Union City, TN – Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Obion County recently graduated from TVA’s Valley Workforce Institute. The Valley Workforce Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, is designed to assist economic developers in understanding and selling their workforce assets and address talent pipeline challenges in today’s economy.

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