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GrandRounds cer Charitable Fund, established by his family in order to pay tribute to a man who battled cancer with dignity and courage. The organization’s programs include a yearly symposium headlined by nationally recognized leaders in the field of pancreatic cancer, as well as fellowship training for future pancreatic cancer surgeons. It also hosts a monthly support group meeting, providing hope and help for patients and their families. Those wanting more information should visit www.kostenfoundation. com.

TMA to Hold “Doctors’ Day on the Hill” March 26 The Tennessee Medical Association expects at least 300 physicians from across the state to attend its annual Day on the Hill in Nashville on Tuesday, March 26. Physicians from all regions of Tennessee representing all medical specialties come to Nashville during each legislative session to meet with lawmakers, attend committee meetings and share their expertise on issues affecting healthcare in Tennessee.

TMA has an intentionally limited list of topics it is pushing this year in the newlook General Assembly, but is a visible and respected voice for any healthcare-related bills that affect doctors and patients. TMA reviewed all 1,684 bills filed in the 2019 session and is actively monitoring more than 300 bills affecting healthcare, including 114 caption bills, on a range of healthcare issues. To read more about TMA’s legislative priorities visit

A patient at Baptist Children’s Hospital, wearing his new Starlight hospital gown, enjoys a treat during a “Day of Joy.”

“Day of Joy” Held for Patients at Baptist Children’s Hospital The Joy in Childhood Foundation, a charitable foundation powered by Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, hosted a “Day of Joy” at the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital. The event included delivery of Joy in Childhood Foundation custom Starlight hospital gowns for the young patients. The “Day of Joy” is a designated day when the Joy in Childhood Foundation offers its support to organizations that share its mission  to provide the simple joys of childhood through special events and activities to kids battling hunger or illness. As part of last month’s event, patients at the hospital received a donation of Starlight Gowns to wear. Hospital staff and families also were served coffee and donuts donated on behalf of Dunkin’. The Starlight Gowns, designed by the Joy in Childhood Foundation, feature colorful depictions inspired by “the courage of pediatric patients.”

Audrey Gregory Included on Prestigious Healthcare List Becker’s Hospital Review has included Audrey Gregory, Saint Francis CEO, on its 2019 list of top the 68 African American Leaders in Healthcare. The list highlights African Americans who have taken on healthcare leadership roles across the country. These individuals influence how their organizations approach healthcare delivery, develop healthcare policy and advocate for the next generation of leaders.

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Kosten Kick-It Event Scheduled April 7 at Shelby Farms The ninth annual Kick-It 5K Run will be held at 1 pm Sunday, April 7 at Shelby Farms Park. The day’s program include a one-mile family walk, food, live entertainment, team photos, a survivor ceremony, and an awards ceremony. The event is the major fundraiser for the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Canmemphismedicalnews


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