Tennessee Medical Foundation

Saving Lives. Saving Careers.

Brentwood, TN   |  www.e-tmf.org
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).

Mission

To protect patients through identification, intervention, rehabilitation, and the provision of advocacy/support for physicians and other health professionals impaired by addictive disease, mental or emotional illness. In response to requests from hospitals, physician groups and family members, the TMF has reshaped the program to assist physicians, their families, and hospitals with a wider range of problems. They include rage issues, disruptive behavior, depression and career burnout. The PHP has also been instrumental in assisting medical schools in Tennessee with programs targeted at medical students and residents. These programs are primarily educational, but they also aid medical school faculty in identifying students and residents afflicted with the disease of chemical dependency.

Notes from the nonprofit

To respond to increasing referrals for mental health problems, including burnout, depression, and suicide, the TMF worked with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to launch an online, anonymous mental health screening tool for the health professionals it serves in Tennessee. The Tennessee Professional Screening Questionnaire, or TNPSQ, was launched in February 2020, just before the pandemic. First-year use was triple what was expected, likely due to the pandemic. The tool continues to see brisk activity as the pandemic wears on in 2021. Data shows 84 percent of screeners were not already being treated or getting help for their mental health struggle, which shows we are reaching the exact audience we set out to reach with this resource.

Ruling year info

1955

Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer Rainwater

Medical Director

Dr. Michael John Baron

Main address

5141 Virginia Way, Suite 110

Brentwood, TN 37027 USA

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EIN

62-0541813

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Addictive Disorders N.E.C. (F50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We expect a lot from our health professionals. They are constantly under pressure to perform and when making decisions that will affect the health and well-being of their patients, there is no room for error. However, they are human, too. They can succumb to burnout/stress, addictions, emotional or mental illness, and behavioral issues, like everyone else. The difference is their problems can directly impact the safety of the patients they care for. Fortunately the Tennessee Medical Foundation's Physician's Health Program (PHP) addresses health concerns that are specific to health professionals while working to protect the safety of patients in Tennessee.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Physician's Health Program

The PHP protects patients through identification, intervention, rehabilitation, and the provision of advocacy/support for physicians and other health professionals impaired by addictive disease and/or mental/emotional illness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2005

Federation of State Physician Health Programs 1995

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals with verified concerns that are resolved through treatment, monitoring contracts, or alternate therapy or solutions.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Substance abusers

Related Program

Physician's Health Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to see 100% of individuals with verified concerns referred on to evaluation/treatment, enter a monitoring agreement if indicated, or referred to alternate therapy or solutions.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of the Physician's Health Program (PHP) is to protect patients through identification, intervention, rehabilitation, and the provision of advocacy/support for physicians impaired by addictive disease, mental or emotional illness. As part of that mission, the TMF also works to educate the healthcare and health professional community about impairment and wellness, as well as provide a variety of resources on both topics for the health professions it serves.

Our strategies are to:
1) Work with healthcare entities, health professional organizations, healthcare leaders, and medical school/training programs to identify individuals in need of assistance via via a 24-hour confidential phone and electronic response system.
2) Raise awareness about TMF services and resources via in-person and electronic presentations to medical residents and students across Tennessee, to practicing physicians at State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company seminars, to medical staffs of hospitals, medical groups, faculty of medical schools, and to healthcare associations and organizations throughout Tennessee.
3) Develop resources that aid health professionals served by the TMF in connecting with the help they need, either on their own or through the TMF Physician's Health Program.

Our medical director and clinical staff are uniquely qualified to assist healthcare professionals in crisis while protecting the safety of the patients in their care. Our medical director is an expert in public health, mental health and addiction, and works closely with Tennessee health leaders to ensure TMF services are a known resource, and that various health professional audiences receive regular education about impairment and healthy practice. The TMF works hard to maintain a close relationship with the state's healthcare licensing boards, with the state's largest malpractice insurer, with state health professional and specialty associations, medical schools and health professional training institutions. Our organization's 42-year history and stature in Tennessee help ensure our capability to raise awareness and encourage partnership on the topics of health professional impairment and wellness.

Our program continues to see steady growth in requests for our educational programming, a continued increase in referrals of at-risk individuals annually, and a sizeable increase in access to our new online mental health resource, the Tennessee Professional Screening Questionnaire, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Tennessee Medical Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Timothy Davis

President; Community Volunteer

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Dr. Peter Gardner

Vice President; Community Volunteer

Term: 2019 - 2022

J.D. Rosdeutscher

Chair, TMF Physician's Health Quality Improvement Committee; Community Volunteer

Clay Runnels

Board member; Community Volunteer

Thomas Malone

Past President; Community Volunteer

Mary Yarbrough

Board Member; Community Volunteer

Martin Akin

Secretary/Treasurer; Community Volunteer

Bill Portis

Board member; Community Volunteer

Peter Gardner

Board Member

Michael Miller

Board Member

Patricia Lee

Board Member; Community Volunteer

Timothy Davis

President; Community Volunteer

Subhi Ali

Board member; Community Volunteer

Eric Berg

Board member; Community Volunteer

Randall Ratliff

Board member; Community Volunteer

Perry Rothrock, III

Board member; Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/30/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data