I have a rare condition that I share with actress Kate Bosworth called Heterochromia Iridium. What are the characteristics or identifiable indications of this condition? The first 5 people who comment below with the correct answer will win 4 tickets to one of the Orpheum's 2013 Summer Movies.
The fantastic reputation and service that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides for very ill children from around the world is well known. Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is also famous for extending service and medical care for our young people and greatly enhances the level of care that Memphis offers its kids.
Methodist Healthcare, Baptist Memorial Hospital, The MED, and Saint Francis Hospital help to make up Memphis' many broad-based healthcare institutions, providing excellent service for the entire Mid-South Community.
When we weigh the city's commitment to healthcare, we find that educating our future health care providers is another major strength. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center churns out doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare professionals in almost every imaginable area of service. The Southern College of Optometry is one of less than a half dozen institutes that sends Doctors of Optometry all over the nation to help those in need. Nearly all of our local Community Colleges and Universities have programs that feed the need for healthcare professionals.
The Church Health Center has created a model for providing health care for thousands of working class individuals that do not have any form of health insurance. Dr. Scott Morris is a national treasure for what he has created in Memphis, and his ideas are being implemented all over the country. Yes, the creative ideas of Danny Thomas and Dr. Scott Morris that have indeed made huge impacts on the world. And those ideas were born right here in Memphis.
This week I had the opportunity to explore yet another highly rated health service facility: The Hamilton Eye Institute, a division of UT Health Science Center, on Madison Avenue. WOW! Eye-care is at its finest within those walls, and it has 7 clinics located throughout the immediate region. It is ranked in the top 10 nationally for various and numerous services.
Don't worry: my eyes had a good report! But my recent visit to my new Ophthalmologist, Dr. James C. Flemming, just reminded me how lucky we are to have such great medical care available to us. Healthcare is one more area where our community’s many great strengths and positive contributions have truly made an International impact. We really need to take pride in what Memphis means to healthcare. We are right up there with the country's leading institutions when it comes to this important part of who we are.
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