Hospital Acquisitions of Practices Apparently Slowing in Memphis

Merged Gastro One remaining independent

Healthcare systems across the United States have been express-purchasing physician practices in great quantity during the last two or three years

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Hospital Acquisitions of Practices Apparently Slowing in Memphis | Baptist Memorial Health Care, Methodist Health Systems, St. Francis, Gastro One, Memphis Gastroenterology Group, Bill Breen, Daniel Gentry, Jim Boswell, PCG, SPG, UTMP, BMG, CPMC,  Michael Dragutsky, Richard Aycock.
Hospital Acquisitions of Practices Apparently Slowing in Memphis

Merged Gastro One remaining independent

Healthcare systems across the United States have been express-purchasing physician practices in great quantity during the last two or three years.


 
Komen Memphis – Saving Lives in the Mid-South Since 1992
Komen Memphis – Saving Lives in the Mid-South Since 1992

It happened to her the same way it happens to many women. The Baptist mobile mammography vehicle was in the parking lot of her employer, Medtronic, and it was time for her check-up.


 
VA Offers Attractive Alternatives to Private Practice

Is understaffing caused by inability to hire physicians?

The Memphis VA Hospital has been flagged as part of the ongoing Veterans Administration investigation involving long wait time for care.


 
COMMENTARY: Why Doctors Should Become Involved in the Political Process

Editor’s Note: Manoj Jain, MD, is an infectious disease specialist who is running for Shelby County Commissioner for District 13. He has contributed articles to various publications including the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Washington Post. Professionally, Jain serves as medical director of quality at QSource, Tennessee's Quality Improvement Organization and is an adjunct faculty member at Rollins School of Public Health.


 
PEDIATRICS FOCUS

Baptist Awaits New Pediatric Wing | Baptist Memphis, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, pediatric surgery, P.D. Perch, outpatient pediatric diagnostic services, Fawn Lewis, pediatric wing, pediatric emergency department, ECMO, Le Bonheur, Methodist, St. Jude, general pediatric services and pediatric subspecialty, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown.
Baptist Awaits New Pediatric Wing

System's first pediatric surgeon already on board

The emergence of a steel frame on the east side of Baptist Memphis, adjacent to Baptist Hospital for Women, marks that health system’s most aggressive venture into pediatrics.


 
HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE FOCUS

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate
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Exchange Rate

An early analysis of the federal health exchange

After a very rough start, the federal health exchange managed a healthy rebound before the March 31 general signup deadline. Similarly, state exchanges have hit some glitches but are also now up and running.


 
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HEALTHCARE LEADER: Jeremy Clark, CEO, St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett

Polishing a jewel in Tenet’s crown

There’s always been something special about St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett, according to Jeremy Clark, its CEO.


 
PHYSICAN SPOTLIGHT: Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD
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Dermatologist Oversees Sweeping Changes at UTHSC

Just over a year ago, Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD, left her job as professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.


 
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Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician - Memphis Daily News

Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician
Memphis Daily News
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman ... Dr. Jason Williams has joined the medical staff of Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association PC.

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Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:15 pm CDT

Presbyterian plan members soon able to see docs via 'Video Visits' - Albuquerque Business First

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Beginning in January, most of Presbyterian Health Plan's 435,000 members will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones. The health plan has partnered with MDLIVE, a Florida-based telehealth firm that bills itself as the nation's leading provider of ...

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So we went home, and she took some medicine. The next morning she had agonizing pains once more. I was teaching, so her father rushed her ... Less than four years after Lyndi went through her nightmare, our family had another encounter with cancer. My ...

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