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Michael Wiggins Named President Of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital announced today that Michael Wiggins, MBA, FACHE, will become its next president. He will begin his tenure April 8, 2019. Wiggins comes to Le Bonheur from Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas, where he served as senior vice president of Clinical Operations and the Northern Market and administrator of the Children’s Medical… Read More


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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital to Expand Heart Institute

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will expand its Heart Institute with a two-story, $37.6 million addition. This expansion will add 19 additional beds to the Heart Institute to create a 31-bed dedicated Cardiovascular Unit. The hospital will expand west to the corner of Poplar Avenue and Dunlap Street. “We are proud of the Heart Institute’s growth.… Read More


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UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit Receives $1.1 Million Grant From Assisi Foundation of Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced today that the Assisi Foundation of Memphis has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit. Launched in 2016, the UTHSC Mobile Stroke Unit is a 14-ton stroke emergency room on wheels with hospital-grade CT equipment. It is designed so that diagnosis and treatment… Read More


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New UTHSC Advisory Board Holds First Meeting

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The new UTHSC Advisory Board held its first meeting Thursday in the Student Alumni-Center on the Memphis campus. Each UT campus across the state is now served by an advisory board of five public members, one faculty member, and one student member. The boards were established by the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state… Read More


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College of Dentistry Give Kids A Smile Day 2019 Provides Free Dental Services Valued at $20,798

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On Thursday, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry welcomed 85 students from the Fields Roads and Whitehaven middle school campuses of Freedom Preparatory Academy for their annual Give Kids A Smile Day. Dentistry and dental hygiene students with supervision by faculty performed 958 free dental procedures valued at $20,798. This year… Read More


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New Advisory Board for UTHSC Meets February 14 in Memphis

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The advisory board for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center established by the UT FOCUS Act passed by the state legislature will hold its inaugural meeting February 14, 2019, on the UTHSC campus in Memphis. The meeting will be in Suite 305 of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue, from 1 until 4 p.m.… Read More


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Six UTHSC Neurology Residents Present at International Stroke Conference

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Six residents in the Neurology Department in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have been invited to present their research at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Hawaii February 6-8.  The ISC is the world’s premiere stroke conference. “It is a remarkable achievement to have six residents from the… Read More


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UTHSC, Methodist Collaborate to Build New Cardiovascular Institute

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have successfully recruited three nationally renowned cardiovascular physicians to lead a new cardiovascular institute in Memphis. Chittoor Sai Sudhakar, MD, is the most recent recruit to Memphis. He is the new division chief of Cardiac Surgery in the UTHSC College of Medicine’s Department… Read More