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VOL. 133 | NO. 20 | Friday, January 26, 2018

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Primary Care Specialists Joins Regional One Health Network

Primary Care Specialists has joined the Regional One Health family and its two physicians and six nurse practitioners are now part of UT Regional One Physicians.

“The acquisition of Primary Care Specialists is another indicator of our progress at Regional One Health and a positive for patients as we increase access to care,” said Reginald Coopwood, M.D., president and CEO of Regional One Health. “Adding a primary care practice in the Midtown area gives more health care options as we cover from Downtown to East Memphis.”

Primary Care Specialists is the fifth primary care site at Regional One Health, adding a central location to the current sites in Downtown, North Memphis, South Memphis and East Memphis. The office is located in the Chickasaw Oaks Plaza at 3109 Walnut Grove Road.

Primary Care Specialists will continue to provide care for the whole family, including well-woman care, pediatrics, family and internal medicine, minor medical procedures and urgent care. The practice is led by Drs. Jeffrey Warren and Bradford Pendley.

Warren earned his doctor of medicine degree from Duke University School of Medicine and is board certified in family practice. In addition to family practice, Warren has been trained and certified in emergency medicine.

Pendley earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Pendley is board certified in internal medicine.

“The Primary Care Specialists providers are leaders in the area of family medicine, and we are excited to bring them into our practice,” said Randy Sites, executive director of UT Regional One Physicians. “Their experience and expertise is a strong complement to the more than 200 providers of UT Regional One Physicians.”

Primary Care Specialists’ patients will have increased access to medical specialties provided by UT Regional One Physicians, as well as to the outpatient and inpatient services at Regional One Health.

– Daily News staff

FHN Raises Dividend 33 Pct., Approves Purchase Program

First Tennessee Bank’s parent company is getting the new year started in part by increasing its common stock dividend by 33 percent.

The board of First Horizon National Corp. has approved a quarterly cash dividend payment of 12 cents per share payable on April 2. The per-share quarterly cash dividend in 2017 was 9 cents, which means the increase raises the regular annual common dividend rate from 36 to 48 cents per share.

The board of directors has also approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $1,550 per share on the company’s Series A preferred stock. The dividend is payable on April 10.

In other action, the board approved a new $250 million common share purchase program that expires on Jan. 31, 2020.

Purchases will be made in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions and will be subject to market conditions, accumulation of excess equity, capital management, and legal and regulatory restrictions. The new program is not tied to any compensation plan, and replaces an older general share purchase program.

– Andy Meek

New Gallery Opens In East Memphis

Art-Body-Soul, a new gallery and studio, opens this month at 1024 S. Yates Road.

The business is a product of owner Madeleine Newkirk, an artist and self-health facilitator who is introducing a variety of complementary and alternative self-healing methods that enhanced her well-being.

Art-Body-Soul offers painting classes, yoga, meditation, massages and more.

It will also start hosting local artists in the spring at “Friday Nights in the Gallery,” an evening for art shows, speakers, workshops, dancing events and more.

Classes and individual sessions will range from $15 to $250. Corporate and group experiences also are available. Go to artbodysoulstudio.com for more details.

– Andy Meek

Staxtacular Saturday, Jan. 27, Benefits Soulsville Foundation

The Soulsville Foundation, in partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies, is bringing basketball and music together for the Soulsville Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, Staxtacular 2018 presented by SunTrust.

The event is Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore Ave.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers and Paije Speights will co-host this year’s party. Former Grizzlies forward and Staxtacular co-founder Shane Battier will be in attendance along with other Grizzlies guests. Now in its 13th year, Staxtacular has raised more than $1 million for the Stax Music Academy.

Tickets are $175 per person and may be purchased at the Stax Museum or by calling 901-261-6336.

This year, guests will be able to mingle with Chalmers, Battier and other Grizzlies guests; dance to live music by the Stax Music Academy, Stax Music Academy Alumni Band and special DJs; bid in online and silent auctions; sample from the open bars and enjoy Southern cuisine with a twist; and try the coffee & espresso bar. Complimentary valet parking is available.

All proceeds benefit the Stax Music Academy, which inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance and leadership skills.

– Don Wade

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