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Methodist North CEO earns national award

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Modern Healthcare magazine recently named Methodist North CEO Gyasi Chisley as a winner of the 2014 Up & Comers award. The recognition honors young stars in the healthcare management field. “We are very excited to have an Up & Comers award winner in the Methodist System,” said Michael Ugwueke, Methodist Healthcare President and COO. “Gyasi […]

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‘Dancing with the Survivors’ debuts Oct. 2 for Bartlett cancer survivors

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Dancing With The Survivors will celebrate the spirit and support the efforts of breast cancer survivors and their families. The national dance showcase debuts locally on Oct. 2, hosted by The Pink Fund and Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Bartlett. The public can attend the evening gala 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 2 at Jim Keras […]

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‘Mammos til Midnight’ makes breast cancer screenings more accessible

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  Area women get another ally in fighting breast cancer this month with convenient extended hours for screenings during October, Breast Cancer Month. “Mammos til Midnight!” will offer screening mammograms from 5 p.m. until midnight at multiple locations. Featured dates when wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be offered include: Oct. 17 at Saint Francis […]

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Teacher in the tank

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Rainbow Health & Rehab wins Bronze Award

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Rainbow Health & Rehab of Memphis (located in Bartlett) has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American […]

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Becker’s Hospital Review honors Saint Francis-Bartlett CEO

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Jeremy Clark, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett chief executive officer, has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2014 list “Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.” This list recognizes men and women who have demonstrated excellence in their healthcare organizations and professional lives before turning 40. The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders on this […]

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Medical identity theft could cause disaster

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By now, most people know about the perils of identity theft, where someone steals your personal or financial account information and makes fraudulent charges or opens bogus accounts in your name. Lately, a not-so-new twist has been getting a lot of attention – medical identity theft. That’s where someone gains access to your health insurance […]

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Blood donors can honor Bartlett resident with needed donations

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Summer is often the most challenging time of year for Lifeblood, as the need for blood is high but donations are low. To counteract this, Lifeblood’s Bartlett Arlington Lakeland Donor (BALD) Council is inviting friends and family to honor Bartlett resident Larry Hilbun’s 80th birthday in a way that is near and dear to Larry’s […]

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Play it safe for July 4 holiday

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July 4 is a time for celebration, whether it’s a family get together in the backyard or a trip out of town for some R and R. With all the fun going on, we sometimes forget about the dangers July 4th merrymaking can bring. Fireworks, swimming pools and hot temperatures can all put a damper […]

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Lifeblood celebrates donors’ generous hearts

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Lifeblood’s fifth annual Donor Fest celebration, an event designed to thank Lifeblood’s donors, took place on Saturday at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Memphis. The event highlighted Lifeblood’s donors as well as the celebration of World Blood Donor Day. World Blood Donor Day serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood […]

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Healthy Shelby 5K Run/Walk & Family Festival slated June 28

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr. will host the second annual Healthy Shelby 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival to  raise awareness for healthy lifestyles. The June 28 event starts at 8 a.m. on North Pine Lake Drive near the Mullins Station Road entrance to Shelby Farms Park. There will also be a health vendor […]

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Autism Facts

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An estimated 1 in 68 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The number is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates (1 in 88 children in 2012). The number varies from 1 in 175 children in Alabama to 1 in 45 children in New Jersey. ASD is almost five times more common among boys than […]

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