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.


Chambliss Center For Children Celebrates New Transitional Living Units

Chambliss Center for Children celebrated the completion of their new Transitional Living residences Tuesday with a ribbon cutting and community picnic.  Located across the street from Chambliss Center for Children’s main campus in Brainerd, the two duplexes, each with two one-bedroom units, are part of the agency’s new Transitional Living Program. The program is designed ... (click for more)

Dr. Mark Sumida Joins Parkridge Bone And Joint

Parkridge Health System announces Mark S. Sumida, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the Parkridge Bone and Joint physician practice. Dr. Sumida will continue seeing patients at his existing office, 1724 Hamill Road, Suite 204 in Hixson, which will create another access point to specialized orthopedic services offered by Parkridge Bone and Joint.  While ... (click for more)

County Commission May Amend Resolution Dealing With 501(c)(3)s; Humane Society Says It Won't Comply

The County Commission may amend a resolution it passed that would put a member of the commission on the board of the 501(c)(3)s that receive over 25 percent of their funding from the county. It would also require the agencies to follow county purchasing, travel and expense policies. After the measure was passed 6-3, the county got a letter from the Humane Education Society ... (click for more)

Walker County Taking Out Another Loan To Deal With Debts Left By Bebe Heiskell Administration

Walker County officials said they are having to take out another loan to deal with debts left by the Bebe Heiskell administration. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield has called a special meeting for Thursday at 2 p.m. at the commissioner's office in Lafayette. The agenda includes a $4 million tax anticipation note from Lafayette Bank, which stepped in to help the new administration ... (click for more)

CPS Should Have A Manned 24/7 Presence In Every County

This week something became abundantly clear to me. The Department of Child Protective Services in the state of Tennessee, or at least in Hamilton County, are asleep at the wheel.   Early yesterday afternoon local news stations broke the news: "Animals Removed from Soddy Daisy Home."  What the news station either didn't know, or didn't report, was that the children of ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Heroes Gather On July 14

Oliver North, whose journey as American patriot has not been an easy one, never lost hope. He once admitted he lied to Congress under oath, was found guilty of three felony counts after he followed the direct orders of his superiors, and then endured the wrath of the ignorant before the ACLU – of all sources – had the charges vacated. The former Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps ... (click for more)