Local Residents Invited To Nominate Their Physician For Annual Doctor’s Day Salute

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Medical Foundation of Chattanooga, and Project Access is recognizing local physicians by inviting community members to nominate outstanding physicians for Doctor’s Day Recognition in March. All nominated physicians will be honored at a special Doctor’s Day reception on Monday, March 31, at 6 p.m. at COS Business Products & Interiors.

Local residents can nominate physicians by sharing what makes them special. Submissions can be mailed to the Medical Society at 1917 E. Third St., Chattanooga, TN 37404, emailed to kevin@chattmedsoc.org, or faxed to 622-7331. The deadline for submissions is noon on Monday, March 10.

Nominations should include the physician’s name and the reasons you feel he or she should be recognized. Reasons may include a commitment to his profession, dedication to his patients, staff and family and/or involvement in the community. Be sure to include what makes this individual worthy of this recognition, and please feel free to share brief personal stories about the doctor you are nominating.

National Doctors’ Day provides a time for people to show appreciation to the doctors who care for them or their loved ones.  The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga., on the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery.  The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day on March 30, 1958. In 1990, Congress established May 30 each year as the National Doctors Day.

This year’s observance also salutes the over 700 physicians who have volunteered to care for low-income uninsured residents of our community through Project Access. Doctor’s Day is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, and COS Business Products & Interiors.


Lantern Residents Celebrate "Make A Difference In Children" Week

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence, Collegedale celebrated "Make a Difference in Children Week," inviting local home-schooled children and their own great-grandchildren to create their very own lollipops.   The children even got a surprise science lesson as they witnessed a cool dry ice exhibit.   As part of the Meaningful Day program, ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Residents Create Floral Arrangements For Salvation Army

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford residents created dozens of beautiful floral arrangements on the Chattanooga Salvation Army's "Flowers of Hope Day." As part of the Life Enrichment Program, the assisted living community embraces acts of kindness through its partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, spreading goodwill to everyone they meet.  ... (click for more)

$30 Million Development Planned At King And South Market; Will Include Hotel, Condos, Offices, Retail, Possible Restaurant

A new $30 million development is planned for the Southside at King Street and South Market. Nick Wilkinson, city deputy director for economic development, said it will include a hotel, condos, offices, retail and possibly a restaurant. It could also include some light industry. A storage building and a parking lot are now at the site. He said the developers plan to reuse ... (click for more)

Investor In Scheme Says Dyer Made Contacts At Quarterback Club

One of the investors who was a loser in an investment scheme recently halted by the Securities and Exchange Commission said one of the Chattanooga brokers involved made many of his contacts through the Chattanooga Quarterback Club. Paul Smith, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, said Doug Dyer has been the president for many years of the club that promotes UTC and ... (click for more)

Expand Broadband Internet, Not The Size Of Government

I’d like to respond to two letters in your July 13 edition that praised Rep. Mike Carter’s efforts to expand statewide broadband access. Rep. Carter wants more government involvement in the broadband sector, including an expansion of taxpayer-funded, municipal broadband networks.  Rep. Carter’s supporters argued he’s standing up for consumers against huge telecommunications ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Horses Vs. DesJarlais

It is well-known that shortly after the despicable “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry put on a very-pointed fundraiser for the equally repugnant Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Jasper) two years ago, the misguided doctor has repeatedly tried to bully and strong-arm the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the behalf of the vermin who sadistically torture the ... (click for more)