NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 31, 2012) – Pamela Davis, director of the TriStar Centennial Center for the Treatment of Obesity, was recently elected to the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health (IH) Executive Council.
In her new role as IH Member at Large (Nursing), Davis will represent ASMBS nursing professionals on the council. A registered nurse, certified bariatric nurse, and certified case manager, Davis has directed TriStar Centennial Medical Center’s weight loss management and bariatric surgery programs since 2007. She strives to educate employers and physicians on obesity prevention and treatment while working toward access to care for all levels of obesity treatment.
Davis underwent gastric bypass surgery at TriStar Centennial in 2001 and has been actively involved in the field locally and around the country in volunteer and advocacy roles ever since. She was most recently selected to serve as the chairperson for the Obesity Action Coalition in January 2012.
The ASMBS, founded in 1983, provides education and support programs for surgeons and integrated health professionals working in weight loss surgery healthcare roles. Their members help improve care and treatment, understanding, communication, and advocacy for people with obesity and related diseases.
Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room at Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.