Health facility – Tifton Is On http://www.tiftonison.com/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:39:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.tiftonison.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Health facility – Tifton Is On http://www.tiftonison.com/ 32 32 How To Check In With Your Smartphone For VA Fayetteville Coastal Healthcare Appointments | VA Fayetteville Coastal Health Care https://www.tiftonison.com/how-to-check-in-with-your-smartphone-for-va-fayetteville-coastal-healthcare-appointments-va-fayetteville-coastal-health-care/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:30:45 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/how-to-check-in-with-your-smartphone-for-va-fayetteville-coastal-healthcare-appointments-va-fayetteville-coastal-health-care/

You can now check in for appointments with your smartphone. More installations will offer this option in the future. You can always check in for an appointment with a member of staff at all facilities. Read this page to find out how to check in with your smartphone when this option is available.

How to pre-register for certain appointments

Confirm your appointment by SMS and wait for a pre-registration SMS if available.

We will now send you a text message to confirm your appointment. You can receive this text up to a week before your appointment. After confirming, they will send you another text message to begin your pre-registration process. Pre-registration saves you time when you arrive for your appointment.

To note: You must receive VEText appointment reminders to use pre-registration. If you have disabled VEText reminders, you can restart these reminders by sending an SMS BEGINNING to 53079 or by replying START to any previous VEText message.

How to check in with your smartphone VA Fayetteville Coastal Health Care

Check for a check-in poster at your property upon arrival.

Here at VA Fayetteville Coastal Health Care you will find a poster like this. The poster will have a number to text or a QR code to scan to start the registration process.

To note: If you can’t find a check-in poster, you can always check in with a member of staff. If you need to update your contact details or other information, you will need to check in with a member of staff.

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The Post Courier health facility lacks an agent https://www.tiftonison.com/the-post-courier-health-facility-lacks-an-agent/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:23:17 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/the-post-courier-health-facility-lacks-an-agent/

By HEZRON KISING

A RURAL aid post in Morobe is still waiting for a health worker after six years, even though it has been allocated medical supplies.

Laukanu Aid Post in Salamaua LLG Ward 10 in Huon Gulf District of Morobe is waiting for a health worker because LLG and the district administration have not appointed a health worker to serve in the region.

Ward 10 member Jason Tabora said the Salamaua LLG said they would provide a health worker in 2017 and as of today the residents of Laukanu are still waiting.

He said the LLG through the Salamaua Health Center has provided basic drugs and consumables to the first aid post, but there is no health worker to administer the drugs. to people for illnesses and diseases over the years.

He said buildings and facilities are in good condition but need a health worker to use them.

Housing for the health worker is also available and the environment is conducive to work.

In the absence of a health worker, people have sought medical care from other health centers in the district or traveled to Lae for treatment and cure of their illnesses, and it is expensive.

Mr. Tabora appeals to the Ministry of Health and the provincial health authority to ensure that all aid posts, especially in rural districts, have an officer to provide basic health care To the population. Health services are one of the priority services of the government because it is very important to have effective health care in these rural areas.

He said health professionals are graduating from medical and health schools every year and challenged the incumbent government to make full use of these human resources.

He also suggested that rural health services should be subsidized like the education sector so that there is consistency in the provision of basic health care throughout the year.

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Facility Management for Medical Facilities Guides New Book https://www.tiftonison.com/facility-management-for-medical-facilities-guides-new-book/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:48:00 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/facility-management-for-medical-facilities-guides-new-book/

Facility Management and Development Guide for Hospitals and Other Medical Facilities

PEMBERTON, NEW JERSEY, USA, Sept. 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Privatization of Facility Management in Public Hospitals: A Malaysian Perspective is Hong Poh Fan’s book for those interested in learning more about facility management health and support services they can provide. Having been written from his own experience, the book focuses on management practices particularly applicable to Malaysia, but the practices should be applicable to any medical facility anywhere in the world.

In addition to good management, the book also reviews a brief history of the development of privatization, the development of concessions, the logic of privatization, and the goals of a medical institution. In addition, the process of privatization, hospital support services, as well as the supervision, control, and advantages and disadvantages of medical facilities are described in the book.

Fan graduated with honors from the University of Manchester and earned an MBA from the University of Brunei. He is an engineer by profession and a Chartered Engineer at MICE, UK. He has gained extensive experience in the engineering and facilities management industry, and has also worked in facilities management at
hospitals for more than two decades. Fan is currently working in a consulting engineering company.

Overall, the book provides a vast body of knowledge on facilities management. Fan’s many years of experience are evident in the details he goes into the book. Readers aspiring to dive into facility management will certainly benefit from the knowledge the author shares in this book.

Privatization of Facilities Management in Public Hospitals is available for purchase at all major online bookstores and some physical stores.

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Framework and Toolkit for Infection Prevention and Control in Outbreak Preparedness, Preparedness and Response at the Health Care Facility Level https://www.tiftonison.com/framework-and-toolkit-for-infection-prevention-and-control-in-outbreak-preparedness-preparedness-and-response-at-the-health-care-facility-level/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 09:07:09 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/framework-and-toolkit-for-infection-prevention-and-control-in-outbreak-preparedness-preparedness-and-response-at-the-health-care-facility-level/

Insight

Infectious disease outbreaks and epidemics are increasing in frequency, scale and impact. Healthcare facilities can amplify the transmission of emerging infectious diseases or multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) within their environment and community. Therefore, evidence-based infection prevention and control (IPC) measures in healthcare settings are essential to prevent and contain outbreaks, while continuing to provide safe, effective and quality healthcare. This toolkit is intended to support improvements in IPC for outbreak management in all such facilities, public and private, across the health system. Specifically, this document systematically describes a framework of general principles for addressing the preparedness, preparedness and response phases of outbreak management. The document also provides a toolkit of links to resources to guide specific actions for each phase of managing infectious disease and/or MDRO outbreaks in any healthcare setting. This document is specifically tailored for an audience of stakeholders who establish and monitor IPC programs at the healthcare facility level, including: IPC focal points, epidemiologists, public health experts, outbreak response incident managers , facility-level IPC committee(s), security and quality. leaders and managers, and other IPC stakeholders at the facility level.

Related documents:

This document is the complement at the establishment level of a broader document developed by the WHO Health Emergencies Program for stakeholders at the national level:

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State of the University Address Highlights Current Progress and Future Possibilities « News @ ODU https://www.tiftonison.com/state-of-the-university-address-highlights-current-progress-and-future-possibilities-news-odu/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 15:16:48 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/state-of-the-university-address-highlights-current-progress-and-future-possibilities-news-odu/

Old Dominion University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., announced plans for a school of data science and an expanded baseball facility during his first state of the university address, which he delivered Friday at Chartway Arena.

The University is about to submit a proposal to the Virginia State Board of Higher Education regarding the School of Data Science, he said.

Through partnerships with Jefferson Lab and NASA Langley, researchers at these national labs will have ODU professor status. Additionally, ODU faculty and students will have privileged access to these national laboratory collaborations and facilities.

“This is truly a win-win situation for ODU and our partners,” said Chairman Hemphill.

The ballpark project exists thanks to the generosity of several donors, including Dennis Ellmer, President and CEO of Priority Automotive, who donated $2.5 million.

“ODU is honored to have the expanded facility known as the Ellmer Family Baseball Complex,” said Chairman Hemphill. (See related story.)

In a separate announcement, the head of ODU said the University was in the first phase of a multi-year effort to increase stipend levels for graduate assistants. Master’s students in teaching assistantships will receive $15,000 — a boost of $5,000 — to support the institution’s teaching and research mission.

Stipends for doctoral students will increase from $15,000 to $20,000, effective immediately, President Hemphill said.

Among other accomplishments, he highlighted last year ODU’s designation in December 2021 as an R1 research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This has placed ODU among the top research institutions in the country.

“This is a truly significant achievement that will forever change the future possibilities for our institution and our students,” said President Hemphill.

But his vision is even grander.

“We are truly committed to advancing among our R1 counterparts with a bold and aggressive program across all research areas, with a particular focus on maritime, coastal resilience, offshore wind energy, data science, cybersecurity, autonomous systems and healthcare.”

On the healthcare front, President Hemphill cited the University’s expanded work with Eastern Virginia Medical School and extensive collaboration with Sentara Healthcare and other partners. Since the summer of 2021, the entities have come together to explore the creation of an academic health science center to address the health disparities facing the region and its people, President Hemphill said.

“A strategic integration between EVMS and ODU would result in an academic health sciences center that offers the most academic programs and the largest number of health science enrollments in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” a- he declared.

The proposed integration would strengthen and increase the labor pipeline in Hampton Roads, he said, creating a $4.9 billion economic impact for Virginia.

Highlighting other ongoing initiatives, President Hemphill informed the audience of the construction of what he called “state-of-the-art facilities that create an unparalleled learning environment”.

The Health Sciences Building, a $76 million+ capital project, is taking shape at 41st Street and Monarch Way and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023. The three-story building will house the school of Dental Hygiene, the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Medical Diagnostics and Translational Sciences.

During the last legislative session, the University secured $188 million in project funding for a new biology building. With more than 160,000 square feet over five floors, it is expected to be ready in 2026, replacing the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building.

As for athletics, Chairman Hemphill spoke of the “new era” Old Dominion entered in July this year when they joined the Sun Belt Conference.

“For ODU, the conference movement has always been about providing the best experience for our student-athletes as well as our fans,” he said. “We are honored to join the Sun Belt and look forward to much collaboration and competition during our inaugural season and beyond.”

President Hemphill also:

  • Recognition of nearly 300 students, faculty and staff for being part of 12 groups that developed a five-year strategic plan for the University. The final plan will be presented to the Board of Visitors in December, he said.
  • Commended ODU’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center for 25 years as an academic center of excellence in modeling and simulation to support critical research related to the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Cited the School of Cybersecurity for its recent designation as a National Security Agency Cyber ​​Defense Center of Academic Excellence.
  • Congratulations to 13 cybersecurity students who have been inducted into ODU’s Cyber ​​Leaders program.
  • Applauded the work of two working groups: ODU Online and Branding, Marketing and Communication. Their recommendations, he said, will come to life under the leadership of two vice presidents, Nina Rodriguez Gonser in digital learning and Jaime Hunt in academic communication.

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Bradley Britigan discusses the future of education at the Medical Education Research Facility https://www.tiftonison.com/bradley-britigan-discusses-the-future-of-education-at-the-medical-education-research-facility/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 22:43:14 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/bradley-britigan-discusses-the-future-of-education-at-the-medical-education-research-facility/

Britigan, fourth runner-up for vice president for medical affairs and dean of Carver College of Medicine, focused on his goals and missions for the University of Iowa during his open forum on Thursday.


Fourth Vice President of Medical Affairs and Carver College of Medicine Dean’s Finalist Bradley Britigan focused on the goals and missions of the University of Iowa during an open forum Thursday.

In the Prem Sahai auditorium of the Medical Education Research Facility, staff, faculty and students gathered to hear Britigan and ask questions.

Britigan is the latest candidate considered for the position held by current vice president of medical affairs and dean of the Brooks Jackson College of Medicine. Jackson will hold the position until a candidate has been chosen after announcing his departure from the position in February.

At the University of Nebraska, Britigan is the Stokes-Shackleford Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, a position he has held since 2011.

He co-oversees the University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Medicine Plan with the leadership of Nebraska Medicine and Children’s Hospital. His research interests are internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Medical education, especially undergraduate medical education, is the primary mission of public colleges, according to Britigan. A curriculum more suited to personalized learning for students is one change that can be implemented, he said.

“Technological advancements providing new learning opportunities and simulation facilities will, in my view, be absolutely essential to being able to provide the optimal type of education,” Britigan said.

Britigan also discussed establishing and improving education programs for rural and urban doctor shortages. He works with the Rural Health Opportunities Program, a high school program in Nebraska that allows students to transition into college with guaranteed admission to medical school.

He would also like to explore implementing these types of programs to the user interface, he said.

Britigan said research is important to a health system because it determines the reputation of the system. Research is transferred to clinical care and attracts patients because they seek cutting-edge research, he said.

Britigan also spoke about his research plans at UI, which potentially included building a larger research building and looking at what hospitals and clinics are doing well.

“…Take and look at what the clinical strengths of UIHC are and build research programs around them, and go the other way, so that you have this research continuity…” said British.

Britigan also discussed clinical care from the perspective of a post-COVID-19 world. He said the labor shortage resulting from the pandemic has contributed to limiting patient care capacity.

“Basically the focus would be on all the demands I’ve outlined before, but first and foremost you need to hire a CEO of health systems, it all flows from there…” Britigan said.

All in all, for the former Britigan UI professor, moving back to Iowa wouldn’t be a difficult feat.

“Hopefully as a result of this discussion, conversations that we’re going to have, and if you’re still interested,” he said. “I may be going back to Iowa and I would definitely love the opportunity.”

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Using AI to predict pregnancy and childbirth risks https://www.tiftonison.com/using-ai-to-predict-pregnancy-and-childbirth-risks/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 07:32:12 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/using-ai-to-predict-pregnancy-and-childbirth-risks/ Mayo Clinic researchers say artificial intelligence can help patients achieve better outcomes and could potentially reduce costs for healthcare systems.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have found that artificial intelligence can be used to help analyze whether pregnant patients can give birth safely and avoid complications.

Researchers looked at more than 700 health factors in more than 66,000 deliveries, according to a recent study published in PLOS ONE.

“Using machine learning-based algorithms can provide a dynamic, cumulative, and individualized model for predicting vaginal birth outcomes and facilitating intrapartum decision-making,” the authors wrote.

The researchers said that to their knowledge, this is the first time that researchers have attempted to apply machine learning algorithms to work management. The researchers described their work as the first step, but a promising indicator, of using AI to help reduce pregnancy complications and maternal mortality.

Abimbola Famuyide, gynecological surgeon at Mayo Clinic and lead author of the study, said in a Mayo Clinic press release that the study represents an important step in caring for pregnant patients and helping them achieve the best results.

“This is the first step towards using algorithms to provide powerful guidance to doctors and midwives when making critical decisions during the labor process,” Famuyide said in the press release. . “Once validated by further research, we believe the algorithm will work in real time, meaning that each new data entry during a pregnant woman’s labor automatically recalculates the risk of an adverse outcome.”

AI could help produce better outcomes for patients and save healthcare systems money, said Bijan Borah, scientific director of health services and outcomes research at the Robert D. Center and Patricia E. Kern of the Mayo Clinic for the science of health care delivery.

“The ability of the AI ​​algorithm to predict individualized risks during the labor process will not only help reduce adverse birth outcomes, but it may also reduce healthcare costs associated with maternal morbidity in the United States. , which have been estimated at more than $30 billion,” Borah said in the Mayo Clinic press release.

President Biden’s administration has focused on reducing maternal mortality. This week, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is investing $20 million to improve maternal and child health.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the security of deliveries. Researchers have found an “alarming” increase in maternal mortality during childbirth hospitalization and other pregnancy complications, according to a recent study published in Jama Network Open.

In the AI ​​study, Mayo Clinic researchers analyzed data from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. They used data from the Consortium on Safe Labor, a large database of pregnancy and labor characteristics from 12 medical centers across the country.

The researchers developed a “work risk score” for their analysis. Based on machine learning, the Labor Risk Score is designed to provide more individual insights and serve as an alternative to traditional labor graphs currently used by providers.

Since it’s tied to individual patients, the predictive score could guide providers toward early interventions or allow more time to refer patients who don’t live near a hospital for better care.

“These models may provide an alternative to current practice, which endorses the use of workboards,” the researchers wrote. “Unlike workflow charts, which set constant margins for safe workflow, machine learning models promote the individualization of clinical decisions using each patient’s baseline and workflow characteristics.”

The researchers examined more than 66,000 patients with an average maternal age of around 27 years. More than a third of patients were African American, while almost a third were white, and more than 1 in 5 identified as Hispanic and 4% were Asian/Pacific Islander.

The authors said the study results could not be converted into a printed worksheet due to the complexity of the algorithms, but they said a digital application was being developed to enable clinical use of this emerging tool.

The researchers said further study is needed to use artificial intelligence to help providers care for pregnant patients and identify risks.

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WHO cites unprecedented attacks on Ukrainian health facilities https://www.tiftonison.com/who-cites-unprecedented-attacks-on-ukrainian-health-facilities/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 18:41:40 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/who-cites-unprecedented-attacks-on-ukrainian-health-facilities/

Citing unprecedented attacks on health facilities, the World Health Organization said this week it was working to rebuild Ukraine’s health system. The system has suffered extensive damage since Russia invaded the country six months ago.

Over the past six months, the UN health agency says it has verified 173 attacks on medical facilities, which have left nearly 100 people dead and 134 injured.

WHO representative in Ukraine Jarno Habicht told reporters this week that deaths and injuries continue to rise and will continue to do so until Russia ends the war.

“While these attacks are not only a violation of international law, they are also an obstacle for many people who need care as we go through the war,” he said. “So it’s not just supplies and such that we need to support, we also need to make sure services are available. But also, healthcare workers are at immediate risk as we navigate these times. »

The United Nations says the war has killed more than 5,500 civilians and injured nearly 8,000, including nearly 1,000 children. According to UNICEF, an average of about five children are killed or injured every day. The children’s agency says this is due to the indiscriminate use of weapons, often in densely populated areas.

Speaking via video link from an air-raid shelter in Dnipro, central Ukraine, Habicht said many people were on the move and many were in pain and in need of treatment.

He said the WHO is accelerating its efforts to reach and provide humanitarian aid to millions of people across the country. At the same time, he said the WHO was working to rebuild Ukraine’s broken health system in coordination with national and local authorities.

“Rebuilding the health system must be part of the recovery of the whole country in all sectors,” he said. “And that is why we are currently focusing on both humanitarian response and recovery, as we have seen in the health sector and other sectors.”

To date, WHO has delivered more than 1,300 tons of medical supplies to Ukraine, including medicines for diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and other non-communicable diseases.

Habicht said support was also provided for mental health, trauma and emergencies. He also said COVID-19 vaccines had been delivered to Ukraine in recent weeks in light of the rising death rate from the virus across the country.

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EPA ordered to review pollution limits for carcinogenic emissions from manufacturing facilities https://www.tiftonison.com/epa-ordered-to-review-pollution-limits-for-carcinogenic-emissions-from-manufacturing-facilities/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 20:16:49 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/epa-ordered-to-review-pollution-limits-for-carcinogenic-emissions-from-manufacturing-facilities/ washington d.c.

JToday, a federal court issued a decree of consent order tthe United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dterminate whether to update pollution limits for Group I Polymers and Resins installations. These types of facilities manufacture synthetic rubber used to make products such as wetsuits, gaskets and seals, pipes and tubes, plumbing fixtures, as well as adhesives. During this process, the facilities emit dangerous air pollutants such as ethylene oxide and chloroprene, which can cause cancer if people are exposed to them.

“Fence communities live daily with the health consequences of toxic air pollution from Group I polymer and resin facilities, including extraordinarily high cancer risk,” said Deena Tumeh, Earthjustice lawyer.Reinforcing pollution limits is essential to protect public health. We expect the EPA to deliver on its promise to advance environmental justice and issue the strongest health protection rule possible.

Today’s decision is a encouraging sign and stems from a lawsuit filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Concerned Citizens of St. John, Louisiana Environmental Action Network, and the Sierra Club in November 2021. A federal court in Washington, D.C. issued the consent decree on Wednesday requiring the EPA to enforce the overdue regulations. This consent decree also resolves certain claims from a 2020 lawsuit filed by the Environmental Integrity Project and other environmental groups regarding the EPA’s air toxics standards at these facilities and the need to tighten flaring requirements. . Now the EPA must come up with a rule with potentially updated pollution limits by March 2023 and a final rule by March 2024.

“For too long, St. John has been abandoned by all levels of government – starting with our state’s environmental agency, to our governor, to our representatives in Congress, to several presidential administrations,” said Robert Taylor, who lives in St. John and is a member of Concerned Citizens of St. John. The EPA must act now and protect this community facing a serious health emergency and the highest cancer risk from air pollution in the nation. The EPA must also advance the fundamental environmental justice goals to which it has recommitted under the leadership of President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan.

Meach of these facilities is close to disproportionately black, Latino and low-income communities, primarily in Louisiana and Texas. In Cancer Alley, located along the Mississippi River in Louisiana, is a neoprene facility that emits dangerous amounts of chloroprene. As a result, surrounding communities suffer from the highest cancer risk from air pollution in the nation, according to the EPA’s 2014 National Air Toxics Assessment. Chloroprene can also damage the nervous and cardiovascular systems as well as liver and kidney function.

“Chloroprene and ethylene oxide released from industrial facilities have a negative impact the health of community members in St. John the Baptist Parish and neighboring parishes,” said Wilma Subra of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network.

The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to review and revise its emission standards “as necessary” at least every eight years, but the EPA has not made for these manufacturing facilities for over a decade. At that time, EPA scientists concluded that the cancer risk from ethylene oxide and chloroprene was much more serious than previously thought, leaving many communities vulnerable to serious and irreversible health problems. Citing these conclusionsOffice of the EPA Inspector General urged the the agency to review and update health risks and technology-based standards for industrial facilities that emit ethylene oxide or chloroprene.

“The Sierra Club is pleased with this action by the EPA, but it is not for the affected communities to sue the EPA for this protection,” said Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club, Senior Organization Representative. “Communities in Cancer Alley, Louisiana have been calling for protection from these toxins in our air for decades. We hope this is the start of a more active EPA with enforcement of current laws and stronger protections for communities from toxic air pollution.”

Communities requiring the EPA to set limits on chloroprene that fully protect the health of communities and follow well-established science, include monitoring and enforcement of fences. The agency must also close loopholes that allow industry to circumvent pollution limits during malfunctions.

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West Tennessee Medical Group opens new facility in Jackson https://www.tiftonison.com/west-tennessee-medical-group-opens-new-facility-in-jackson/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 00:58:01 +0000 https://www.tiftonison.com/west-tennessee-medical-group-opens-new-facility-in-jackson/

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local medical group is growing.

West Tennessee Medical Group GYN specialists hosted an open house to celebrate a new facility in partnership with West Tennessee Healthcare.

The newly designed facility serves as a place where women can come to receive excellent gynecological care.

Staff specialists say with the changes they want patients to feel comfortable with any service they may provide.

“We do a lot of minimally invasive surgeries that are designed to help women, who are suitable candidates for this, recover faster and get back to their lives, whether at work or at home,” said Jeff Ball, a staff member. physician at West Tennessee Medical Group GYN Specialist.

Staff specialists add that with the new building, they now have more space to expand to better serve patients in our community.

Find more local news here.

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