HEALTHCARE LEADER: James Downing, MD

President and CEO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

James Downing will never be in the predicament faced by Alexander the Great, who is said to have wept because there were no more worlds to conquer ...Read More



Current Memphis Medical News

At Five-Year Mark, ACA Remains a 'Mixed Bag' | Craig Becker, Tennessee Hospital Association, Affordable Care Act, Julie Mix McPeak, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Physicians for a National Health Program
At Five-Year Mark, ACA Remains a 'Mixed Bag'

Fallout from 2010 law continues for doctors, hospitals, insurers 

A patient experiences a medical emergency and is admitted to the local hospital. One of the first questions he’s asked, besides his name and date of birth is . . . are you insured? If so, what is your health insurance plan and policy number?


 
Memphis Physician Foresees Year of Challenges in Healthcare
Memphis Physician Foresees Year of Challenges in Healthcare

Because the year 2015 promises to be one filled with important healthcare challenges, Memphis Medical News took the opportunity to talk with Keith Anderson, MD, a Memphis cardiologist and chairman of Board of Trustees of the 8,000-member Tennessee Medical Association, about a number of issues, including the fallout from the Affordable Care Act and its impact on doctors, hospitals, insurers.


 
The Man Behind UTHSC's Renovation | University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Kennard Brown, Steve Schwab, Perkins + Will, American College of Health Care Executives, Illinois State University
The Man Behind UTHSC's Renovation

Kennard Brown overseeing current $250-million project

By the time Kennard Brown was finishing his second year at Illinois State University in the mid-1970s, he realized college was just not for him.


 
THA, TMA Outline 2015 Priorities
THA, TMA Outline 2015 Priorities

For Craig Becker, president and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association, the top priority for 2015 is securing Medicaid expansion in Tennessee … now, it looks like that could happen this year.


 
HEALTH LAW FOCUS

Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015
Ten Hot Button Legal Issues to Watch in 2015

Expert Insights for the Coming Year

Already one of the most highly regulated industries in America, 2015 looks to be another active year across healthcare’s legal landscape.


 
PUBLIC HEALTH FOCUS

BUILD Health Challenge Issued …
BUILD Health Challenge Issued …

National collaborative awarding up to $7.5 million to improve community health

The Advisory Board Company, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), de Beaumont Foundation and The Kresge Foundation recently joined forces to launch a major public health initiative known as the BUILD Health Challenge, which will award up to $7.5 million in grants, low-interest loans and program-related investments over the next two years to improve health in low-income neighborhoods within cities that have a population of 150,000 or more.


 
Feature Profiles

HEALTHCARE LEADER: James Downing, MD | St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP), pediatric cancer, pediatric oncology, brain tumors, childhood leukemia, cancer of the peripheral nervous system, eye tumors, Lou Gehrig’s disease, St. Jude clinical genomics program, bone marrow failure syndrome, hereditary cancer predisposition
HEALTHCARE LEADER: James Downing, MD

President and CEO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

James Downing will never be in the predicament faced by Alexander the Great, who is said to have wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. 


 
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Jerre M. Freeman, MD | Jerre M. Freeman, MECA Eye & Laser Center, Punctum Plug, Memphis Medical Society, American Board of Eye Surgery, University of Tennessee, National Institutes of Health, David Donaldson, Claus Dohlman, Sir Harold Ridley, Cornelius Binkhorst
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Jerre M. Freeman, MD

Memphis native looks back on a long, distinguished career in ophthalmology

Without trying to be clever, one might easily say that Memphis ophthalmologist Jerre M. Freeman is a man of vision.


 
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THE YEAR AHEAD FOR PROVIDERS

The historical transformation of the healthcare delivery system continues, and 2015 promises to bring to the forefront a number of key issues affecting providers.


 
Grand Rounds

January 2015
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
 

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
Title: Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Generic Form of Nexium Approved
Title: Generic Form of Nexium Approved
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty
Title: Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST

Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents
Title: Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:00 am CST


Grant wants to make 'extra effort' to improve - Philly.com

Grant wants to make 'extra effort' to improve
Philly.com
It's why he likes to go to the 76ers' practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine late at night and just work - on his jumper, on his ballhandling. After an ankle injury sidelined him for many weeks at the beginning of the season ...

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:43 am CST

Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths - WMC Action News 5

WMC Action News 5

Utah parents showed troubling signs before deaths
WMC Action News 5
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - This Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, shows the home where five Utah family members were found dead in their home, in Springville, Utah. Police say five members of the Utah family found dead last fall died from methadone.

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Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:45 am CST

EXCHANGE: 2-year-old fights cancer for second time - News & Observer

News & Observer

EXCHANGE: 2-year-old fights cancer for second time
News & Observer
31, 2014 photo, 2-year-old Alexa Cunningham bites into whole wheat toast in the family home near Bloomington, Ill. Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria gave the child the pink bow in her hair. Alexa is fighting .... She returned to Children's ...

Posted Monday, January 26, 2015 5:15 am CST