Craniofacial Foundation Of America Honors Dr. Sidney Cox

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Craniofacial Foundation of America (CFA) has awarded Dr. Sidney Cox the Terri Farmer Service Award for his outstanding contribution to the organization through his practice of pediatric dentistry. The award will be presented to Dr. Cox by the board of directors of the CFA at the annual Palate 2 Palette fundraiser on March 20.

The Craniofacial Foundation of America supports the Tennessee Craniofacial Center (T.C.C.) at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital and Erlanger Medical Center. The 501©3 organization is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with facial differences. The foundation offers a variety of services to patients, their families, the public and to health care professionals. Services provided include coverage of non-medical expenses, support services and educational resources.

Dr. Cox is a part of the craniofacial team of physicians led by Dr. Larry A. Sargent at the Tennessee Craniofacial Center (TCC). Dr. Cox has given his time and services to the center since its establishment in 1987. During his time with TCC, he has helped thousands of children born with facial deformities. His efforts help give these children a second chance for a normal appearance.

“Every child deserves a chance. The CFA gives cleft palate children that chance, and I find it rewarding and challenging to be a part of their work,” stated Dr. Cox upon notice of the award.

The Terri Farmer Service Award was initially presented to Terri Farmer in 2009 for her 15 years of dedication to the CFA. As an honor to those that have followed in her steps, the CFA Board of Directors will choose a recipient each year to honor for their outstanding service to the organization.

“Dr. Cox was chosen as the recipient of the Terri Farmer Service Award for exemplifying dedication, compassion and willingness to make the differences in the lives of these children. These are the same traits that Terri Farmer gave to our patients and their families for 15 years,” stated Terry Smyth, Director of the CFA.

The award presentation will take place at the 2010 Palate 2 Palette after party, “Bubbles and Sweets”, hosted by Loose Cannon Art Gallery on Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. The annual Palate 2 Palette event is a fundraiser for the CFA. The funds raised benefit the foundation and its mission.

For more information on Palate 2 Palette, including ticket prices, visit www.palate2palette.org. For more information on the Craniofacial Foundation of America, please visit www.craniofacialfoundation.org.


Inaugural LIFE FORCE Call Of The Year Awards Recognize Regional EMS Providers

Erlanger Health System’s air medical program, LIFE FORCE, held a ceremony to honor local EMS heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the inaugural Call of the Year awards during national EMS Week. LIFE FORCE flight crew members and awards committee selected outstanding calls in the categories of Medical, Pediatric and Trauma.   Medical Call of the Year ... (click for more)

Cherokee Health Systems' Chief Clinical Officer To Participate Best Practices Study

Parinda Khatri, PhD, Cherokee Health Systems’ chief clinical officer, has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health to join an advisory group of health care professionals that will travel to Spain next month to conduct in-depth research on best practices in health care delivery.   Dr. Khatri will join professionals from ... (click for more)

Pool Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation Of Sports Barn North

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported haz-mat incident at the Sports Barn North on Hamil Road at  6:37  a.m. on Friday. Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton said an employee was working with some pool chemicals when some of the liquid leaked out of a container. The employee said he breathed in some of the vapors from the liquid and became ill. When the manager ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Studying Restrictions On ATVs; City Forms Housing Re-Development Authority

The East Ridge City Council is studying an ordinance drafted by City Attorney Mark Litchford to address issues involving property in a residential neighborhood around John Ross Road, where an ATV track has been built. At the past two council meetings, people living in close proximity to the two-acre lot complained to the council that noise and dust created by almost non-stop use ... (click for more)

Scrutinizing Defense And Other Public Spending Is Right Thing To Do

I saw in the news today where U.S. senators were investigating and scrutinizing an Army "debacle," which has already spent $6 billion on a communications system developed by a defense contractor (WIN-T) that is virtually ineffective in use.   This is on top of a recent Navy scandal (Fat Leonard Scandal) where several current and former Navy admirals were sentenced to prison ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)