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Published On 06/25/2012


Le Bonheur names new CNO

Kathleen Seerup, BSN, MSHA, RN, NE-BC, has been named Le Bonheur Children’s vice president and chief nursing officer. Seerup comes from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and brings 31 years of nursing experience.

At Lurie, Seerup served as senior director of critical care services since 2012, and before that was director of the pediatric intensive care unit. She has been a bedside nurse and has held numerous progressive nurse leadership positions throughout her career.

Seerup is a certified nurse executive and holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. She earned bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Society of Pediatric Nurses, American Association of Critical Care Nurses and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Shyam awarded ‘Best of the Best’ at SCAI meeting

Le Bonheur Pediatric Cardiologist Shyam Sathanandam, MD, recently receives a Best of the Best abstract award at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) meeting. His research, “Utility of the Medtronic Microvascular Plug™ as an Implantable Pulmonary Artery Flow Restrictor in a Swine Model,” was one of five chosen for the award.

Le Bonheur represented at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting

Several Le Bonheur physicians and researchers attended the recent Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Francisco in May. Members of Le Bonheur’s emergency medicine, neonatology, general pediatrics, infectious disease and nephrology teams delivered poster and podium presentations. Above, Neonatologists Mark Weems, MD, and Kirtikumar Upadhyay, MD, present their poster, Family-Centered Rounds in the NICU: Potential Role for Video Conferencing.

PFTs available at East Memphis location

Pulmonary function testing is available at Le Bonheur Outpatient Center – East Memphis, 100 N. Humphreys Blvd., effective June 1. Appointments can be made through Le Bonheur Connect at 866-870-5570.

Escue joins Allergy/Immunology team

Ashley Escue, MD, is Le Bonheur’s newest allergist/immunologist. Escue comes to Le Bonheur from East Memphis Allergy and Asthma. She has a medical degree from University of Arkansas from Medical Sciences and completed fellowship training at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.