Memorial's South Tower Is Now Open

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A public open house of Memorial's South Tower was held Sunday, June 23. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed health screenings, educational sessions and tours of Memorial’s new cardiovascular intensive care unit and state-of-the-science operating rooms.

Educational sessions featured Richard Morrison, M.D., Samuel Ledford, M.D., and Rob Headrick, M.D. Health screenings including cardiac risk assessment, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI), peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening, and balance and flexibility games provided participants with immediate feedback.

Orthopedic surgeons William Hartley, M.D.,Scott Hodges, D.O., and Brett Sanders, M.D. shared information about surgical advancements for anterior hip replacement, minimally invasive spinal surgery using CT imaging, and rotator cuff repair.


Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society's Buddy Walk Is This Saturday

The Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society will host its annual Buddy Walk on Saturday. More than 1,000 people are set to welcome Steven from the award-winning reality show Born This Way and walk to help raise awareness for those with Down syndrome. Officials said, "Join us for the brand new Buddy Strut where special guests will escort our loved ones down the runway so we can celebrate ... (click for more)

President And CEO Darrell Moore To Retire From Parkridge Health System

Darrell Moore, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, will retire in December after a 40-year health care career. Mr. Moore has served the last decade of his career in this role at Parkridge, an HCA facility. “I’m grateful that I am able to retire after a rewarding career committed to providing the best patient care through a compassionate, professional and friendly environment,” ... (click for more)

City To Begin Shipping Much Of Its Garbage To Bradley County

City Public Works Administrator Justin Holland said the city plans to begin shipping much of its garbage to Bradley County. He said the deal is projected to extend the life of the city landfill at Birchwood by 15 years. Mr. Holland said Bradley County "has a huge landfill and takes garbage from Knoxville and other municipalities. It's regional." He said Bradley County charges ... (click for more)

Man Says He Did Nothing To Provoke Shooting At Bakewell Gas Station; Suspect Says Victim Was Coming Toward Him

A 33-year-old man who was shot in the face during a clash at a Bakewell gas station said he did nothing to provoke the shooting. The man charged said the victim cursed him, then started toward him. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, after a hearing on Tuesday, bound to the Grand Jury a charge of attempted first-degree murder against Donald Stuard II, 29, of Old Washington ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our 2.0 Embarrassment

Let’s pretend you are coming to a new and exciting world. You are on the jolly good ship “Mayflower” when some Miles Standish-type of a guy (he was the Pilgrim’s first cop) calls you into is presence and says, “Within two hours we are expected to stand on Plymouth Rock. Please come up with ten primary goals we should have in our public schools.” I believe you could do it within ... (click for more)