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TPCA presents Awards of Excellence to Commissioner of Health, East Tennessee IT leader

The Tennessee Primary Care Association recognized two healthcare industry leaders with Awards of Excellence at its President’s Dinner in December.

The William V. Corr Award, which honors outstanding leadership resulting in health policy development or innovative program implementation in Tennessee, was presented to Commissioner John Dreyzehner of the Tennessee Department of Health. In recognizing Dreyzehner, TPCA Chief Executive Officer Kathy Wood-Dobbins noted, “He’s proven to be a supporter of Community Health Centers and a strong advocate for public health and prevention.”

The Susan P. Smith Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing health center programs and working to strengthen partnerships between health centers and TPCA staff, was presented to Andy Rhea, director of information technology for Knoxville-based Cherokee Health Systems. Rhea has shared his expertise with TPCA staff and several Association members regarding the implementation of various IT applications.

“We’re pleased to recognize both these individuals with Awards of Excellence,” said Wood-Dobbins. “Their commitment and dedication have clearly earned the respect of their peers, and have made a positive impact on all Tennesseans.”



Help is available for answers about the Health Insurance Marketplace

Tennesseans have a number of options for learning about and enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Tennessee Primary Care Association and Community Health Centers across the state have staff who can help answer questions and assist with enrolling in the Marketplace. 

Grace period announced for those who tried to enroll into the Health Insurance Marketplace by the March 31, 2014 deadline. Consumers who attempted to enroll by March 31 but were unable to complete the process will have until mid-April to finish their application and choose a health plan. (Click here for more information.)

The Marketplace will be open for Medicaid and CHIP enrollment all year; open enrollment for 2015 will begin on November 15, 2014.

  • Individuals who need information, or those who are assisting consumers, can call TPCA:

615-425-5934 (Nashville area)
800-343-3136 (toll-free)


  • Community Health Centers throughout Tennessee have enrollment counselors who can provide information and assistance. Click here to find a CHC near you.
  •  Assistance is available 24 hours a day at the nationwide Marketplace Consumer Assistance Line: 800-318-2596.
  • To reach TPCA Navigators to request training or event support, please e-mail us:


Visit the TPCA Outreach and Enrollment web page or the federal government's HealthCare.gov site for additional resources and information.