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Those interested in participating in the 2019-2020 Adult Leadership Obion County Class can find the applications on the Leadership Obion County website. The application includes tentative dates as well as a sample schedule for the year. The mission of Adult Leadership Obion County is to inspire and motivate participants to pursue leadership skills and responsibilities that can be implemented within Obion County, their employment and personal lives.

New Store at Discovery Park of America Makes Local Merchandise Available to Guests

From Candy and Pottery to Homemade Soaps and Honey, the Hugh Wade Feed Store Provides a Unique Shopping Experience

Union City, Tenn. — Today, Discovery Park of America opened a new shopping experience with the addition of local merchandise inside the Hugh Wade Feed Store on Mill Ridge located on the north side of the heritage park grounds. “It’s a little mini-store on the ridge,” said Discovery Park’s gift shop manager, Lauren Sims. “We’re enhancing the Hugh Wade Feed Store by offering our guests the opportunity to purchase regionally-produced items in this unique space.”

Facility Sets Path for Continuous Improvement.

Union City, Tenn. June 18, 2019 – AHC Union City, a senior living and rehabilitation center in Union City, Tennessee, recently received a 2019 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living AHCA/NCAL. This national award is given to long-term care and skilled nursing facilities who demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care to their patients.

Union City's Graham picked for SCORE Fellowship

Union City, TN – Union City High School construction and wellness teacher John Graham has been selected for the 2019-20 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship through a competitive process by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).

The TEF is a year-long program that equips teachers, school counselors, interventionists and librarians to learn about education policy and advocate for their students and their profession. The educators chosen this year work in a variety of settings, traditional public schools, public magnet schools and public charter schools.

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

Thank you to all who attended our June V.I.B.E.! Jessica Dunivant with Discover Park of America discussed tips and tricks of tourism to help promote your business. We also appreciate Discovery Park of America for sponsoring this month's event. Thank you to all who attended!

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.

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