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VOL. 128 | NO. 63 | Monday, April 1, 2013
HEALTH CARE SPECIAL EMPHASIS

MED Reduces Some Employee Hours

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis is reducing the hours of employees who work in transportation, telemetry and its call center to meet its 2013 budget goals.

Taxing Decision

Local biomedical firms hopeful for repeal of device tax

Local medical device manufacturers like Smith & Nephew, Medtronic Inc. and Wright Medical Group Inc. are crossing their fingers that Congress will follow through on a repeal of the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax enacted in January.

Reform Brings Changes to Managed Care

Historic changes in managed health care are already under way and more are expected over the next year as reform continues to take shape following the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Cooper Focused on Improving MED Processes

Several months into her new role at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Susan Cooper is focusing on what she calls “quick wins” to improve the quality of patient care throughout the regional health system.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
32°F
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Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

University of Memphis Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter and Students Advocating Service will kick off Act! Speak! Build! Week Monday, April 1, at 10 a.m. in the University Center Bluff Room, 499 University St. Guests include Sen. Reginald Tate and Jessica Hord of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Cost is free. Visit memphishabitat.com.

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Bioworks Foundation to Launch TriMetis

In May, The Memphis Bioworks Foundation will launch TriMetis, a for-profit research company that will be the first of its kind in the region.

Choose901 Celebrates One Year of Upbeat Message

One phrase has been popping up in the local social media world with increasingly frequency over the past year.

Commission to Consider Residency Ballot Item

Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, April 1, on a referendum ordinance that would do away with county government’s residency requirement for employment.

City-County Swaps Grow More Complex

Memphis City Council members and Shelby County Commissioners are talking about a swap.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, April 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

UTHSC, UT Medical Group Form Dermatopathology Lab

A recently launched joint venture between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and UT Medical Group will bring an academic touch to the diagnosis of skin diseases.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Marketing Power of Predictability

When I was a very young man many, many years ago, I remember being fascinated by the information on the bottom of the McDonald’s hamburgers signage. Of course, I didn’t know about the word signage back then. I just knew McDonald’s had really cool signs with golden arches and big red and white words. The words at the bottom of the sign intrigued me most.

MEMPHIS AREA

Monogram to Close Indiana Corn Dog Plant

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – A company that has made corn dogs and pork fritters in eastern Indiana since 1961 is closing its doors, ending 87 jobs.

STATEWIDE

Nashville Symphony Facing Financial Hurdle

NASHVILLE (AP) – When Nashville's symphony hall opened in 2006, across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and just a short block from the honky-tonks of lower Broadway, the building was praised for its beauty and sound and the potential to upgrade the city's music image.

Nuclear Commission Cites TVA, Says Some Parts Not Certified

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cited the Tennessee Valley Authority for purchasing thousands of parts not documented as nuclear-grade quality. The parts are for the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Pitches Public Works Spending to Create Jobs

MIAMI (AP) – Trying to show that the economy remains a top priority, President Barack Obama promoted a plan Friday to create construction and other jobs by attracting private money to help rebuild roads, bridges and other public works projects.

Cleaner Gas Rule Would Mean Higher Price at Pump

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

HEALTH CARE

FDA OKs First-of-a-Kind Diabetes Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.

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