business briefs

• East Tennessee Children’s Hospital recently announced Fantasy of Trees will return in November 2021, with extended hours, after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual event is the hospital’s largest fundraiser, attracting nearly 60,000 people during the week of Thanksgiving. Fantasy of Trees will be open to the public for six days, instead of five, to limit the number of people attending each day. There will not be a preview party this year due to the extended hours.

• Steven Jones of Knoxville recently was promoted to district manager for Food City’s westernmost district in its Knoxville operating division. Jones, who has been with Food City since 2005, brings 22 years of industry experience and knowledge to the position as he worked his way up.

• Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed internal medicine physician Dr. Daniel Anderson, D.O., to Tennova Primary Care – Karns, 7210 Oak Ridge Highway in Knoxville.

Anderson offers well checks, sick visits and annual health screenings for men, women and young adults ages 18 years and older. He also is dedicated to preventive medicine and management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Same-day and telehealth appointments are available.

• University of Tennessee Medical Center officials recently announced the hospital is receiving a $5 million philanthropic investment from Natalie and Jim Haslam Fund.

Through the Haslam fund at the East Tennessee Foundation, the gift will provide support for existing, developing and innovative initiatives at UTMC aimed at promoting community health equity by addressing health disparities and improving access to care.