Category: Clinical Care


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UTHSC Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter Spreads Message of Compassionate Care

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Robert Ackerman and his therapy dog, Little Man, were among those recognized during this year’s National Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care. Held each February, National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care has grown into a weeklong celebration for Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honorees to display solidarity for the compassionate and humanistic care of… Read More


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Volunteers from Local Institutions Come Together to Open Community Health Clinic at Oakhaven Church

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Volunteers from academic, government, and religious institutions are joining together to launch a new community health and wellness clinic at a church in the Oakhaven community in South Memphis. The Healing Center Wellness & Stress Clinic of Memphis will be located on the campus of The Healing Center Baptist Church, 3885 Tchulahoma Road, the church… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Awarded Grant to Train Nurses to Handle Crisis Situations

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The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in collaboration with Regional One Health has been awarded a $16,000 grant to train area nurses to handle and defuse crisis situations in hospitals and other health care settings. The Tennessee Promise of Nursing grant was awarded to the UTHSC College of Nursing’s… Read More


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Fast Action by UT Mobile Stroke Unit Saves Alabama Man’s Life

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Seventy-three-year-old Gerald Sandlin was sitting up and smiling in a hospital bed in Memphis Thursday, happy to be alive just two days after he suffered a stroke on a Delta flight bound for Atlanta. Fast action by the staff of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Mobile Stroke Unit and the physicians at Methodist… Read More


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Roland Cruickshank Named President of Methodist University Hospital

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Roland Cruickshank, a dynamic and talented leader with more than 20 years of experience in health care administration, has been named the new president for Methodist University Hospital (MUH). He is currently president of Vintage Hospital Northwest Houston, which is part of the CHI St. Luke’s Health System. Cruickshank served five years as vice president… Read More


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$22,188 Worth of Free Dental Services Provided by the UTHSC College of Dentistry at Give Kids a Smile Day

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The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center recently participated in the American Dental Association’s annual Give Kids a Smile Day. Partnering with Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, the College of Dentistry provided 1,105 procedures to more than 80 children valued at $22,188. Give Kids a Smile Day was launched in… Read More


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Tejesh Patel Named Chair of the Department of Dermatology at UTHSC

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Tejesh Patel, MD, FAAD, has been named chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine’s Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology. He previously served as interim chair. “Dr. Tejesh Patel was selected as our next chair of Dermatology based on his vision, ability to collaborate, and his attention to detail in clinical operations,”… Read More


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UTHSC’s Growth Dramatic Under Brown’s Guidance

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Note: This story appears in the January issue of Memphis Medical News. By Judy Otto, Memphis Medical News “I hear it all the time. People say, ‘The Health Science Center is one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets,” complains Dr. Kennard D. Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer at the University… Read More