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Published On 06/25/2012


Nephrologist recognized for work with tuberous sclerosis complex

The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TSA) recently recognized Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Nephrology Chief John Bissler, MD, with the Manny Gomez Award. The Alliance gives the award annually to an individual who displays creative or pioneering efforts that improved understanding of the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) or clinical care of individuals with the disease.

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that causes tumor growth in organs throughout the body, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. Bissler is co-director of Le Bonheur’s tuberous sclerosis program, which is designated by the national Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.

Parking garage nears completion

Le Bonheur’s new parking garage for families, visitors and physicians is expected to open on Oct. 9. The garage will accommodate 724 vehicles, with an additional 36 surface lot spaces for physicians. Upon completion of the new garage, demolition will begin on the old garage to make way for construction of the Faculty Office Building.

Physician cyclists invited to participate in Go Jim Go

Each year, WREG News Channel 3 Meteorologist Jim Jaggers rides his bike 333 miles to raise money for Le Bonheur. This year, Le Bonheur is asking its physicians and staff to join Jim on the road for Go Jim Go, a training ride or after-event thank-you ride. More information on the event can be found at: To learn more about signing up, contact David Henson at 901-287-5689 or

Event dates include:

Training Rides
Sept 5: Bartlett, Tenn.
Sept 12: Collierville, Tenn.
Sept 19: Oxford, Miss.

Go Jim Go Ride
Wednesday, Sept 24: Shelby County (start at WREG; end in Bartlett)
Thursday, Sept 25: Tipton County
Friday, Sept 26: Desoto County
Monday, Sept 29: Forrest City, Ark.
Tuesday, Sept 30: Ripley, Tenn. (including Millington, Ripley, Covington, Munford, Tipton, Drummonds)
Wednesday, Oct 1: Shelby County- (Collierville, Germantown, Cordova back to WREG – later to Le Bonheur)

Thank You Tour
(TBD, after event)

Hospitalist joins Le Bonheur

Pediatric Hospitalist Stacey Evans, MD, has recently joined Le Bonheur. Evans recently completed a pediatrics fellowship with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), where she also received her medical training. Evans will also serve as an assistant professor for UTHSC.

Life Support Center receives ELSO award

Le Bonheur’s Extracorporeal Life Support Center received the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Award for Excellence in Life Support. This award grants Le Bonheur a three-year designation from ELSO and demonstrates the center’s high quality standards, specialized equipment and supplies, defined patient protocols, and advanced education of all staff members.


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