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.
 

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Title: Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
Title: Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
Title: Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn
Title: Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
Title: Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST

Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Title: Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00 am CST


UT medical school eyes Nashville expansion - The Tennessean

The Tennessean

UT medical school eyes Nashville expansion
The Tennessean
Saint Thomas has helped train UTHSC medical doctors through a limited residency plan for over 30 years, but in recent years that collaboration has expanded. Saint Thomas now has accredited residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, ...

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Posted Tuesday, January 6, 2015 6:55 pm 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.

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

$42 Million Permit Sought for Target Distribution Center - Memphis Daily News

$42 Million Permit Sought for Target Distribution Center
Memphis Daily News
Wealth management firm Radian Partners LLC has announced the acquisition of the independent investment advisory practice of Gregory Gibson of Memphis. Gibson has joined the Memphis office of Radian Partners, merging the operations of his firm with ...

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Posted Friday, January 23, 2015 3:37 pm CST