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Published On 06/25/2012


Le Bonheur remembers Jabbour

J.T. Jabbour, MD, a longtime Memphis pediatric neurologist, died July 11. He was 88.

Jabbour was a respected clinician and researcher at Le Bonheur Children’s and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research that related viral infections to a rare form of encephalitis earned him international recognition.

Jabbour is survived by his wife, Helen, five children and eight grandchildren.

Le Bonheur offers Family Clinic for Hereditary Kidney Diseases

Le Bonheur is now offering a Family Clinic for Hereditary Kidney Diseases focused primarily on children with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The clinic is designed to complement the child’s existing kidney care by offering family counseling and education about long- and short-term outcomes, specific genetic diagnosis and screening for at-risk family members and donor candidates. Patients will also have access to new and emerging therapeutic trials at the national and international levels. To schedule an appointment, call 901-287-4501.

Heart Institute clinics move to Outpatient Center

All pediatric cardiology clinic patients will be in seen in the Outpatient Center, 51 N Dunlap, on the second floor later this fall. The Heart Institute’s clinics moved from the lobby level of the main hospital to the Outpatient Center in mid-September.

Le Bonheur, ACE Awareness Foundation launch warm line for parents

Le Bonheur and the ACE Awareness Foundation recently launched a support line for parents. The warm line (844-UPP-WARM, 844-877-9276) is a free, live telephone line that connects parents with trained professionals who provide practical information, guidance and emotional support. The goal is to help parents navigate stressful situations in order to help young children and teens flourish physically, socially and emotionally.

Blood bank re-accredited by AABB

Le Bonheur’s blood bank recently received re-accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). The AABB’s accreditation promotes the highest standard of care for patients and donors in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion, cellular therapies and relationship testing. Facilities are re-evaluated every two years for accreditation.  

Le Bonheur welcomes newest hospitalists

Nickey Alana, MD, joined Le Bonheur as a pediatric hospitalist. He recently completed his pediatrics residency at Le Bonheur Children’s/University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He holds a medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Kenice Ferguson-Paul, MBBS, also joined the Pediatric Hospitalist team at Le Bonheur. She received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies and completed a pediatric residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. Ferguson-Paul also recently completed a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Le Bonheur/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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