Titans Support Health Initiatives

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans presented $25,000 to Saint Thomas Health, the Titans' official healthcare partner at the Titans vs. Denver home game at Nissan Stadium Sunday afternoon.

"We are truly grateful to The Titans organization for this generous gift," said Karen Springer, president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health.  "We have a specific focus on preventing and treating breast cancer in women through the acquisition of advanced diagnostic equipment and this donation will be used to assist in that effort.  We thank the Titans for joining us in the fight against this all too common disease."

"The Tennessee Titans are excited and honored to partner in support of Saint Thomas Health raising funds for advanced screening and diagnostic technology related to breast cancer," said Titans Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Stuart Spears.  "Early detection and treatment is critical to patient survival rates.  We are proud to be a part of helping Saint Thomas make advancements in this area."

ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH

Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee's faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united as one healing community. Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the healthcare experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes nine hospitals: Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville, Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. A comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities complements the hospital services and covers a 68-county area. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.STHealth.com.

ABOUT ASCENSION

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension's Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Denver Broncos in Week 14 action at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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