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.


Hamilton County Commission Declares March “Myeloma Awareness Month”

Hamilton County and Mayor Jim Coppinger have proclaimed March 2015 “Myeloma Awareness Month.”  Myeloma, also called multiple myeloma, is an incurable cancer of cells in the bone marrow that affects blood cell production and can lead to anemia, infections, bone lesions, vertebral compressions, osteoporosis, severe pain, and kidney dysfunction, according to the International ... (click for more)

Blood Assurance Makes Schedule Changes Due To Threat Of Inclement Weather

The threat of inclement weather across our region has led Blood Assurance to make changes to its schedule for this  Thursday . Blood Assurance donor centers and bloodmobiles are adjusting their hours of operation so team members and donors can arrive safely. The donor centers in Hixson, Johnson City, Cleveland, Downtown Chattanooga, East Brainerd, Dalton, Fort Oglethorpe, ... (click for more)

Joe H. Dempsey, 64, Dies On Friday In Crash Attributed To Icy Roads

A 64-year-old man died in a Hixson Pike traffic crash on Friday morning in a wreck that was attributed to icy roads. The collision involving two vehicles was reported this morning at approximately  7:22 a.m.  in the 9100 block of Hixson Pike.   Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office traffic investigator Todd Cook said a Mazda driven by Joe H. Dempsey was traveling ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says Ex-Boyfriend Threatened Her With Sexual Photos, Videos

Magistrate Sharetta Smith told police that a former boyfriend had sent her a threatening text message with a sexual picture from the time they were dating attached. She said Darian Paris told her in the text that he had more pictures and videos. Paris, 38, of Ooltewah, was arrested on a charge of harassment. Ms. Smith also filed for an order of protection against him in ... (click for more)

School Vouchers Are Unfair

A school voucher is a publicly funded credit or certificate whereby a student may be enrolled in a private school and apply the credit to tuition.   So, why should Tennessee taxpayers care? 1.      Vouchers use your money to help pay for a student to go to a private school that answers to private administrators and not you the taxpayer. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: America’s Newest Darling

Minutes after I read a letter on Rebekah Gregory’s Facebook page yesterday, I was mere seconds from summoning the marching band, our prancing elephants, and the flag-bearers so we could rightfully induct this dazzling survivor of the Boston Marathon blast into my personal Hall of Fame. I do that, you know, when I see everyday people display courage, kindness, guts, brilliance, ... (click for more)