VOL. 125 | NO. 194 | Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse
By Taylor Shoptaw
Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
Work Experience: Prior to (becoming general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse), I was the general manager for an Extended Stay Hotel, which included long-term stays. In the past, I have worked for several brands, including Marriott, Ramada, Holiday Inn and Days Inn.
Family: I am married to an awesome man, Tyrone Askew. We have five children and two grandchildren. The children’s names are Shaquitta, Brittany, John, Tremaine and Bianca. The ages range from 17 years to 26 years of age.
What drew you to the FedExFamilyHouse and Le Bonheur? What FedExFamilyHouse and Le Bonheur represent – helping, caring and giving hope to people who need hope at a critical time, and I want to be a part of that vision. I did volunteer work for St. Peter Villa. I wanted to work with the patients who didn’t have families. So I asked the volunteer coordinator if I could visit these patients because they needed someone as well. I volunteered as a patient visitor for three years. I was inspired to become a nursing assistant so I could give to someone who needed it.
How important is the FedExFamilyHouse to Le Bonheur and the Memphis community? It is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families. We are what a “home away from home” is really all about. You have a lot of families who need a place like FedExFamilyHouse to relieve the stress, burden and expense of being away from home while their children are treated at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. FedExFamilyHouse’s purpose is to meet the needs of each and every family who enters the doors of the house. Memphis should embrace the opportunity to be a city that actively supports the needs of children and families.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Making people feel good. Whether it is saying hello, thank you, excuse me, you’re welcome or even have a good day. People love to feel cared for and appreciated. To show people no matter what life throws your way, someone cares and s there to lend a helping hand.
Marty Keith has been promoted to administrative director of human resources at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Keith also will continue his role as director of human resources at Methodist University Hospital. Tina Sims has been promoted to director of associate relations for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and director of human resources for Methodist Extended Care Hospital.
Four attorneys from the Memphis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC have been included in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Donna K. Fisher, Thomas L. Henderson, Charles V. Holmes and Frederick J. Lewis were named to the list in the area of labor and employment law.
Elizabeth D. Bowman has been selected as a fellow of the American Health Information Management Association. Bowman, is a professor in the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Ten attorneys of Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America. They are Albert C. Harvey, J. Kimbrough Johnson, William H. Haltom, Michael E. Keeney, Jerry E. Mitchell, Kemper B. Durand, J. Martin Regan, Stephen C. Barton, Rehim Babaoglu and Joseph M. Clark.
Dr. Jennifer D. McLevy has joined UT Medical Group Inc. McLevy is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in the care of children with ear, nose and throat problems. Dr. Judith A. Becker and Dr. Kevin Stamps have joined the pediatric cardiology division at UT Medical Group.
Jeffrey Rosenblum of Rosenblum & Reisman Law Firm has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Rosenblum practices in the areas of catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and civil rights law.