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Methodist ranks as best hospital in Memphis

U.S. News & World Report has named Methodist Memphis Hospitals the best hospital in Memphis among 25 hospitals in the Memphis metropolitan area.

Methodist Healthcare's four Memphis metro adult hospitals are licensed as one. They are: Methodist University Hospital, Methodist North Hospital, Methodist South Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital.

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Candidates race to get in front of voters

Candidates race to get in front of voters

With Early Voting for the Aug. 2 election already underway and running through July 28, candidates are scurrying to take advantage of opportunities to meet potential voters face to face.

Such was the case last Sunday evening (July 15) as about 30 candidates participated in a forum at Mt. Olive CME Cathedral hosted by the Memphis Branch NAACP. Those drawn to the historic church at 538 Linden at Lauderdale included Ninth Congressional District challenger Tomeka Hart and incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen.

Cohen elaborated on his record in Congress and his third consecutive "A" rating on the NAACP Report Card as qualifications for a third term.

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TPC hits the road with draft of unified schools plan

TPC hits the road with draft of unified schools plan

by Michaelantonio Jones
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Houston High School's auditorium was sparsely populated with a collection of parents, teachers, bus drivers and other concerned citizens – all gathered to hear a presentation from the Transition Planning Commission.

While the focus of the Tuesday (July 10) evening community meeting was to inform citizens of the TPC's recommendations on how to structure a combined Memphis City Schools-Shelby County Schools system, the issue that most seemed to float to the top was money:

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Infant’s death stirs giving spirit

Infant’s death stirs giving spirit

by Nicole R. Harris
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

"It's a shame that they wouldn't let that baby rest in peace," noted a female resident of a nearby apartment complex.

Moments earlier, dozens of mourners fled the sanctuary of Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. Inside, at what was supposed to be a homegoing celebration for three-year-old Maurice Brown Jr., a verbal altercation erupted, prompting Memphis Police officers to intervene and escort several attendees from the church premises.

Maurice Brown Sr. reported his son missing on July 1, with Brown saying the disappearance happened while he was asleep.

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Health care management top credential goes to UTHSC’s Brown

Health care management top credential goes to UTHSC’s Brown

Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been named a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE).

The FACHE title is considered to be the premier credential in the field of health care management.

As the chief operations officer and executive vice chancellor for UTHSC, Dr. Brown is the principal aide to the chancellor.

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LEGACY: Amos Odell Webster Jr.

LEGACY: Amos Odell Webster Jr.

During the late 1970's, there were a number of industries in the U.S. that did not readily embrace diversity. Amid that environment, Amos Odell Webster Jr. found a way to successfully climb corporate ladders.

Mr. Webster died June 29 at age 60. In his rear-view mirror was a 39-year career in corporate management and business entrepreneurship.

At age 27, Mr. Webster became one of the youngest African-Americans to land a position as zone manager at the Ford Motor Company's Industrial Engine Division, where he was responsible for sales in a six-state region. Later, he served as worldwide marketing manager for Waukesha Engine Division/Dresser Industries.

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