TriStar Hendersonville Adds Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Cameras

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center has added six NICVIEW web streaming cameras to its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, allowing parents and families to view their babies through a secure, password-protected live stream video system.

“One of the hardest things for a parent of a NICU baby to do is to leave them at the hospital when it’s time to go home,” said Stephanie Elsten, RN, NICU nurse manager. “This technology allows parents and other family members to check in on their baby at any time from a computer, tablet or smartphone.”


Vol State Speech and Debate Team Wins National Tournament

The Volunteer State Community College Speech and Debate Team won the Novice National Parliamentary Debate Tournament recently at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Novice Nationals event is designed to be an educational yet competitive atmosphere and is open to students in their first year of intercollegiate forensics competition.

Elijah Avery, a sophomore from Lebanon; and Danielle Salvato, a freshman from Hendersonville; won first place in Novice Parliamentary Debate. Autumn Howard, a freshman from Hendersonville, won sixth place in Persuasive Speaking.



Vol State Faculty Member Receives Statewide Honor

Volunteer State Community College professor Girija Shinde was named Community College Faculty Member of the Year at the Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration in Nashville recently. Girija has been teaching biology at Vol State at Livingston since 2002.

“I felt humbled and honored when I received the award,” she said.

“We are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated faculty member as Dr. Shinde,” said Vol State president Jerry Faulkner. “This honor is well-deserved and appropriate for her commitment to student success.”


Former Johnny Cash Home and Roy Orbison Orchard Receive Markers

Two new historical markers commemorating the home site of Johnny Cash and an adjacent parcel of land formerly owned by Roy Orbison were unveiled at a ceremony held at the Sumner County Tourism office in Gallatin on Tuesday, March 26. The markers, entitled “The Cash Home” and “The Orchard,” will be permanently mounted on the fence located outside the former Cash property on Caudill Drive in Hendersonville.