Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, December 18, 2020

Newsmakers: Strickland named senior mortgage officer

First Horizon Bank recently named Darren Strickland senior mortgage officer. He will serve the areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland and North Georgia.

Strickland comes to the position with more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry. He is a certified mortgage loan officer and a member of the Chattanooga Mortgage Bankers Association.

Strickland graduated from the University of West Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in finance and business administration. He is a former president of the Chattanooga Mortgage Bankers Association and a past recipient of the Chattanooga Mortgage Banker of the Year award.

Gravitt appointed to second Registers term

During the recently held Tennessee Registers Association Conference in Knoxville, TRA president Sheena Tinsley appointed Hamilton County Register of Deeds Marc Gravitt to a second term as the organization’s legislative chairman.

Gravitt’s responsibilities include advocating for register’s legislation while explaining the negative impact some legislation might have on county registers.

The Registers Association exists to create standard recording practices throughout the state.

TAFP honors Arnold as top 2020 family physician

The Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians has named Dr. Kelly Arnold of Erlanger Health System the 2020 Family Physician of the Year. The TAFP gives the annual award to a family medicine physician who “has made an outstanding contribution ... to the advancement of health and ... medical education,” the organization says in a news release.

The TAFP chose Arnold for her work founding and running the Clinica Medicos, a medical clinic modeled after global mission hospitals that makes health care accessible to Chattanooga’s underserved Latin community. The clinic provides a full spectrum of primary health care.

Arnold also developed an Advanced Obstetrics and Urban Mission Family Medicine fellowship program that allows family physicians to pursue additional training for serving marginalized populations in cities and rural areas worldwide.

Arnold is a family medicine physician with Erlanger Primary Care’s UT Family Practice office.

Nurse practitioner joins CHI Memorial

Nurse practitioner Adria Sherrill has joined CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging. Sherrill earned undergraduate and advanced degrees in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is an advanced registered nurse practitioner and certified in family medicine by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging focuses on adults aging into geriatrics, as well as treating complex age-related conditions, including memory loss, fall and balance issues and dementia related behavioral problems.

Safehaven hires Russell to develop clinical processes

Safehaven, a long-term care program for traumatic brain injuries, has hired registered nurse Emily Russell to develop and implement clinical processes for its nursing team. Russell has worked in home health, long-term care, assisted living and dialysis. Russell lives in Chickamauga with her husband and two teenage sons.

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