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GrandRounds Dr. Stephens Introduces New Hip Arthroscopy Procedure at HCMC PARIS – Thanks to new technology and the willingness of Dr. Kyle Stephens to bring that new technology to Henry County Medical Center, area patients suffering from hip pain now have an alternative to physical therapy or hip replacement to improve their quality of life. Dr. Stephens, an Orthopedic Surgeon with West Tennessee Bone & Joint in Paris, performed Henry County’s ďŹ rst-ever hip arthroscopy Friday morning at HCMC’s Surgery Center. Dr. Stephens recently underwent training for the new procedure and will be one of the few surgeons in West Tennessee offering it thanks to the purchase of new equipment by HCMC from the orthopedic medical device company, Arthrex. Hip arthroscopy is one of the cutting-edge areas of orthopaedic surgery and is performed through tiny poke-hole (portal) incisions using a camera to view inside the hip joint. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and lasts for approximately 90 minutes. Patients go home on the same day using crutches to assure proper recovery of the hip. Most patients begin physical therapy soon after surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephens, contact West Tennessee Bone & Joint or contact the HCMC FindLine for more information or go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.

West Tennessee Healthcare to Acquire Three Hospitals from Community Health Systems

JACKSON - West Tennessee Healthcare (“WTHâ€?) has announced it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire three hospitals from Nashville-based Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The purchase price is approximately $67 million. The three CHS hospitals involved in the transaction are: • Tennova Healthcare - Dyersburg Regional located in Dyersburg • Tennova Healthcare - Regional Jackson located in Jackson • Tennova Healthcare - Volunteer Martin located in Martin Speaking on behalf of the Board of WTH and the health system, West Tennessee Healthcare CEO James E. Ross said the acquisition is good news for consumers, employers, physicians and future patients. The transaction includes all physician clinics and outpatient services associated with the three hospitals, which will also become part of WTH’s 18-county network of medical centers and outpatient services. Upon the closing, West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) will employ more than 7,000 people and will operate seven hospitals across the region. Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC is acting as the exclusive ďŹ nancial advisor to West Tennessee Healthcare on this transaction.

Pictured is Kyle Stephen, DO, Orthopedic Surgeon with West TN Bone & Joint, performing his first hip arthroscopy at the HCMC Surgery Center.

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