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Published On 06/25/2012

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Memphis Food and Wine Festival set for Oct. 14

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Memphis Food & Wine Festival. The event, which benefits FedExFamilyHouse, is set for Saturday, Oct. 14. The festival celebrates Memphis' culinary excellence by showcasing exceptional local chef talent, along with acclaimed national and international chefs. There also will be vintners and certified sommeliers. To purchase tickets, visit www.memphisfoodwinefestival.org.

Bowden, Patterson join Le Bonheur

Michelle Bowden, MD, and Amy Patterson, MD, recently joined Le Bonheur. Bowden is the newest member of the Division of General Pediatrics. She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine and completed residency training at UTHSC.

Patterson joined Le Bonheur's Neuroscience Institute. She received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in child neurology at UTHSC.

Headache Clinic offering new treatment options

Le Bonheur's Headache Clinic is now offering trigger point injections, Botox, physical therapy assessment, psychology and biofeedback. Led by Pediatric Neurologist Farid Din, MD, the Comprehensive Headache Clinic is for children who suffer from intractable chronic headaches. The clinic meets on Mondays. Appointments can be made through Le Bonheur Connect at 866-870-5570.

Wyatt, Nelson, Stokes retire

Three Le Bonheur doctors have recently retired. Robert Wyatt, MD, was the director of the pediatric renal transplant program. He also was the pediatric nephrology fellowship program director and former director for pediatric nephrology at Le Bonheur.

Deborah Nelson, MD, was a member of the General Pediatrics division and an associate professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dennis Stokes, MD, served as chief of Pulmonary Medicine at Le Bonheur and as director of the University of Tennessee Cystic Fibrosis Care and Research Center.

CT program receives reaccreditation

Le Bonheur Children's has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) scanning from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

To earn accreditation, a CT program must submit clinical and phantom images, dose measurements and scanning protocols for review. These items must meet ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards. A peer evaluation is conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists. Image quality, radiation safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of the facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs also are reviewed.

ECMO center receives gold level ELSO award

Le Bonheur's ECMO team received the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Award for Excellence in Life Support - Gold Level. The ELSO Excellence in Life Support Award recognized ECLS programs worldwide that distinguish themselves by having processes, procedures and systems in place that promote excellence and exceptional care in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Le Bonheur's ECMO team will be presented with the award at the 28th annual ELSO Conference in September.