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GrandRounds • Staff training and education • Chemotherapy orders and drug preparation • Patient consent and education • Safe chemotherapy administration • Monitoring and assessment of patient well-being. QOPI and the QCP are projects dedicated to innovative quality improvement programs. For more information, please visit:

West Tennessee Healthcare Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Surgeon JACKSON West Tennessee Healthcare welcomes Dr. Ted Wright to the leading cardiothoracic surgery team in the region. Dr. Wright joins the Cardiothoracic Surgery Center, located at 27A Medical Center Drive. Dr. Wright was most Dr. Ted Wright recently with the University of Kentucky Medical Center

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in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Princeton University and attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Dr. Ted Wright’s skill and extensive experience, practicing in our community. He will be an outstanding addition to what is already one of the leading heart programs in the region,” said Darrell King, Vice President, West Tennessee Medical Group. “I am confident that Dr. Wright will be well received by our patients in Jackson and West Tennessee.”

Dr. Wright brings his expertise in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation to our patients. Specifically, he is skilled in new minimal access approaches which can treat this common heart rhythm problem with less discomfort and faster recovery. As the only clinic in the area with surgeons who provide open heart surgery procedures, the physicians and the staff at the Cardiothoracic Surgery Center work daily with patients to provide the best outcomes and return them to a healthy life. West Tennessee Healthcare is proud to have cardiovascular sur-

geons from some of the top heart programs in the country providing state-ofthe-art service and expertise.

New Director of Rehabilitation Named at Baptist Union City UNION CITY - Andrew Jackson has been named director of rehabilitation at Baptist Union City. He fills the position left vacant by Denise Johnson, who retired after 42 years of service.

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Heart Disease is the number one cause of death.


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11 Board Certified Cardiologists Front row (left to right): Dr. Shahzad Shah, Dr. Antwan Robinson, Dr. James H. Crenshaw, Jr., Dr. Sandra V. Dee, Dr. Jason C. Cherry, Dr. Kelly D. Green Back row (left to right): Dr. Chibuzo Nwokolo, Dr. Abdul Rashid, Dr. John W. Baker, Dr. Joseph Okolo, Dr. Michael O. Osayamen,

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