In the Media Tag: Health Care Heroes

Health Care Heroes 2022: Cassandra Holder Christiansen of UTHSC College of Dentistry

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If your heart is strong, and you’re fully mobile, and you have all your teeth, you can thank your youth or your good genetics. Or, more likely, you can thank your doctor. A good doctor can see you through everything from minor aches and pains and major medical issues to mental struggles and chronic physical… Read More

Health Care Heroes 2021: Claudette Shephard of University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health

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Dr. Claudette Shephard is an OB-GYN specializing in girls and young women. Her work with patients’ sexual development and future fertility has an impact on the community at large. She has a 30-year career in medicine, and her practice draws patients from West Tennessee, North Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, and the Missouri Bootheel. She also provides gynecology services… Read More

Health Care Heroes 2021: Wendy Likes of UTHSC College of Nursing

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ean of the College of Nursing and professor, Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Here’s a simple truth: We need nurses. The pandemic has underlined how crucial the care is that nurses provide and highlighted how important it is to nurture the education of future nurses.… Read More

Health Care Heroes 2021: Cyrilyn Walters of Regional One Health/UTHSC

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Mdical director, Ambulatory Services, Regional One Health; Assistant professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center The desire to be a doctor began early for Cyrilyn Walters. “As a young child, I dealt with the unexpected deaths of close family members, which started my interest in the medical field. The health care setting was very unfamiliar to… Read More

Health Care Heroes 2021: Jamila Smith-Young of UT Le-Bonheur Pediatric Specialists

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Jamila Smith-Young Pediatric nurse practitioner, UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists; assistant professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing Jamila Smith-Young is an endocrinology nurse practitioner with a focus on diabetes. Her Health Care Heroes nominator called her a “change agent for pediatric health care in the Memphis community.” Smith-Young said she serves as… Read More

Health Care Heroes 2021: Nikki Polis,Cchief nursing executive at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

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Senior vice president and chief nurse executive, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Sometimes you’ve just got to take the reins. Nikki Polis effectively led Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare through the harrowing and confusing morass of the pandemic. She spearheaded PPE planning and worked on the revised visitor policy. And, when elective surgeries were suspended, she guided… Read More

On the scene: MBJ names winners of 21st annual Health Care Heroes awards

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In a community filled to the brim with medical professionals, each year the Memphis Business Journal honors the standouts. MBJ held its 21st annual Health Care Heroes awards Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. Finalists were recognized in the categories of Administrative Excellence, Community Outreach, Health Care Innovations, Health Care Provider-Physician, and Health… Read More