Tristar Southern Hills Garners Top 2018 General Hospital Award

The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog organization, has deemed TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center one of the “Top General Hospitals” in the United States, the sole recipient in Tennessee for 2018. Only hospitals that meet stringent criteria and have proven to be vigilant and committed to ensuring patients’ well-being are eligible to receive this prestigious award. Hospitals have to meet six criteria which include receiving an “A” hospital safety grade and having a value-based purchasing score ranked within the top 10 percent of their category. Less than 6 percent of eligible hospitals nationally have received the award.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a top hospital in patient safety and quality in Tennessee,” said Joanna Conley, Tristar’s CEO. “Our physicians and staff work diligently to provide our patients with the best care possible, and we are pleased the community has this type of information available to help them make informed decisions about who they can trust for their healthcare needs.”

Sperry’s Turns 45 as Third Generation Joins the Team

Sperry’s—it’s a restaurant, yes, but it’s also an institution. This month, Sperry’s celebrates 45 years of serving as a “go-to” oasis for fantastic fare and a warm community. The family-owned and operated Old English meets best of the South steakhouse opened in Belle Meade in March 1974 and, thanks to its uncompromising quality and its spot-on ambiance, has. just. kept. going. A sister location of Sperry’s opened in Cool Springs in 2006 and has the look, feel and food of the original.   

The Chow Down Gala Benefit for RARF May 31

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan and wife Ashley are the founders of the Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation (RARF). This nonprofit finds forever homes for “difficult-to-adopt” dogs, pooches who may have some medical issues or be in need of care in a skilled home. These dogs benefit from exposure to Logan’s growing social media fan base of more than 150k followers. To help the cause, a foodie gala benefit called the Chow Down with silent and live auctions will take place on May 31 the Bell Tower downtown. For ticket information, visit