Despite quickly distributing the vaccines the state sends it, Shelby County is moving through the vaccination stages slower than many other Tennessee counties. During a pair of news conferences this week, local officials discussed this phenomenon and the future of the county’s current business restrictions.
Publisher: The Memphis Business Journal
In 2007, Barbara Johnson-McKinney called her daughter, tears streaming down her cheek. A social worker, she had left a stable job and taken a risk, joining a young company that was trying to build a foster care program — an area where she had significant experience. Johnson-McKinney had wanted to become a business owner, and… Read More
When the owners of the Trolley Stop Market presciently closed up shop at the start of 2020, they left behind a nearly 70-year-old retail center that’s “not in great shape,” according to Anthony Hopson. Hopson’s employer, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), bought the half-acre property for $1 million on the last day… Read More
Shelby County Commissioner Mark Billingsley struck a somber tone when questioning Shelby County Health Department director Alisa Haushalter Wednesday morning. With the local case count continuing to reach new heights and the probability that holiday gatherings will mean much higher peaks in January, Billingsley — a longtime Republican and former director at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare… Read More
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears set to be approved for widespread use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the coming days or weeks. Locally, the largest metro-area hospitals are gearing up to vaccinate frontline workers with the first doses of COVID vaccine available in the Memphis area.
West Cancer Center has agreed to a settlement agreement in a lawsuit brought against the practice and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Methodist will continue its defense against the lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2017 and sealed until late 2019. West ended its formal affiliation with Methodist when the practice joined OneOncology in January 2019.… Read More
Dr. Nicholas Hysmith, director of Infection Prevention at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, is a problem solver. “The practice of medicine is a unique opportunity to help those in need while solving complex biological problems,” Hysmith said. “Also, medical providers have the responsibility to address the interconnectedness of health and socioeconomic factors. These are the two… Read More
In the era of COVID-19, colleges, students, and faculty have faced a learning environment that is equal parts unknown and arduous. From remote learning to limited campus access, the traditional mode of instruction has, itself, been put in quarantine.