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Published On 06/25/2012

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Pounders to serve on national tuberous sclerosis committee

Le Bonheur’s Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Clinical Coordinator Ashley Pounders, BSN, RN, CCRN, was recently nominated and accepted to serve on the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance’s TSC Clinic Committee. In her role, Pounders will help review new applications for the alliance’s TSC Clinic designation and aid in strategic planning for future TSC Clinics.

Allergy/Immunology team presents at national meeting

Jay Lieberman, MD, Christie Michael, MD, and Mike Tankersley, MD, of Le Bonheur’s Pediatric Allergy and Immunology team recently presented at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The specialists presented research on various topics including anaphylaxis, high-risk asthma care and immunotherapy.

FedExFamilyHouse breaks ground on expansion

Le Bonheur and FedEx Corp. broke ground on a $12 million expansion of FedExFamilyHouse on March 22. FedExFamilyHouse is Le Bonheur’s home away from home for out-of-town families. The expansion includes a four-story addition, 21 new suites, 30 hotel-style rooms and community gathering spaces.

Tupelo clinic moves into expanded location

Le Bonheur Outpatient Clinic – Tupelo will move at the beginning of April to its new expanded location at 942 Commonwealth Blvd. The clinic will provide a variety of diagnostic services including lab, X-ray, EEG, ECHO and pulmonary function testing. Subspecialty clinics will include allergy, cardiology, gastroenterology, pediatric surgery, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery and pulmonology. To schedule an appointment, please call Le Bonheur Connect at 866-870-5570.

Le Bonheur welcomes newest pulmonologist

Atia Jordan, MD, recently joined Le Bonheur’s Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine team. Jordan comes to Le Bonheur from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She completed fellowship training in sleep medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and has a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Jordan will also serve as an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 

Gilmore to succeed May as chief medical officer

Barry Gilmore, MD, has been named Le Bonheur’s new chief medical officer (CMO), effective June 1. Gilmore succeeds Bill May, MD, a pediatric neurologist who served as the hospital’s CMO for 13 years and will retire at the end of April. Gilmore, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, has been on staff at Le Bonheur since 1998. He most recently served as chief of Pediatric Emergency Services and as medical director of the pediatric emergency departments at both Le Bonheur and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. He is also an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Rick Hanna, MD, will replace Gilmore as medical director of Le Bonheur’s pediatric emergency departments.