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U.S. files suit against Memphis hospitals for unlawful kickbacks scheme involving local clinic

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The United States has filed suit against Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) and Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals (Methodist) for paying unlawful kickbacks to a local clinic in exchange for patient referrals. A release from the Department of Justice said the hospitals violated the False Claims Act (FCA) and Anti-Kickback Statue (AKS) by… Read More


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Lyon College planning dental, veterinary medicine schools in Little Rock by Jaime Adame |

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Plans to start-up dental and veterinary medicine schools in Little Rock have been submitted by Lyon College to an accrediting body for review, the Batesville college announced Monday. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry accepts 23 Arkansas residents in each dental class, a spokeswoman for the Memphis campus said.


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As Ukraine war raged outside hospital, Memphis doctor helped save children’s lives inside

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For Dr. Bill Novick, performing complex pediatric heart surgeries while air raid sirens blare isn’t too unusual. For almost 30 years, the Memphis doctor and University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor and his colleagues have traveled the world performing these surgeries. At the same time, they work to build the capabilities in each community for… Read More


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USA TODAY Network Tennessee presents 2022 elections forums with University of Tennessee and Lipscomb

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The USA TODAY Network Tennessee in partnership with University of Tennessee system and Lipscomb University are hosting six forums across the state for the 2022 election. The focus will be on gubernatorial and congressional candidates. Now that the April 7 qualifying deadline has passed, we have started to invite candidates to the forums. June 16: University of… Read More


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Alston Named Vice Chancellor of HR at UTHSC

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Chandra Alston, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been named vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Alston has served as associate vice chancellor of HR since 2013, shortly after taking over as interim director after the previous retired on short notice in 2012. At the time, Dr. Alston was… Read More


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After 50 Years of Taking Calls, Memphis Crisis Center Preps for 988 Suicide Hotline Implementation

The Commercial Appeal

Starting in July, anyone across the United States experiencing a mental health crisis or in need of suicide prevention services will only have to dial a simple, three digit number: 988. And in Shelby County, that number will be answered by someone local, someone who knows the community and the resources offered in Memphis. “Most… Read More


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Four local colleges, four new leaders

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The region’s colleges and universities are undergoing an extraordinary transformation in leadership, virtually all within the same time frame, raising big questions about what’s next for higher education in the area. The Daily Memphian quizzed several new leaders on their plans, and some common themes emerged. Each mentioned opportunities for collaboration with each other, economic… Read More


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Doctors fight to ensure stroke patients get access to medications they need

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Two Mid-South doctors are fighting to ensure that stroke patients continue to get access to medications they need to stay alive. The issue is insurance companies such as CVS Caremark are offering alternative medications that the two doctors say are not as effective and could be dangerous. The drug being denied to some patients is… Read More