AMSURG Participates in “Hack for the Community”

Volunteers from AMSURG participated in the second annual Hack for the Community (the “Hack”), created by HCA in partnership with the Nashville Technology Council. The Hack benefits a group of Nashville’s non-profits and community organizations through a concentrated effort of software development, configuration and project management services.

AMSURG participants included Mark Meadows, Sabrina Arrington, Yana Savchenko and Jeff Gregory from Information Technology and Kinman Covey from Marketing. This group participated in projects to support Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, Council on Aging, Nashville Adult Literacy Council and Tennessee Respite Coalition.

The projects were judged independently based on a number of factors with the Adventure Science Center capturing the first prize. AMSURG sponsored the first runner-up prize, presented by Meadows and Eric Thrailkill, vice president and chief information officer.

“What an amazing group of volunteers, all giving of their time over a 36-hour period, to build something meaningful for one of 20 non-profits submitting project requests to this year’s Hack leadership,” Thrailkill said. “The group from AMSURG greatly contributed to the success of each project with accolades received from the leadership of each community organization.”

Meadows added, “I can’t say enough about the individual accomplishments and dedication of Jeff, Sabrina, Yana and Kinman – they represented AMSURG with their contribution to the community and software development and project skills to add significant value to these incredible community organizations.”

Dr. Sara Figel of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, an organization providing mediation services between individuals and the criminal justice system, was extremely proud of the work done by the AMSURG-led team assigned to her initiative. “We have significantly reduced upfront administrative costs and now with our text-based survey solution, we can more efficiently locate our members and get to resolution faster than anticipated – allowing these individuals to spend more time with their family members as a result,” Figel said.