Posts made in March 2021

MedPost is Now Urgent Care of Saint Francis

Memphis, Tenn. – March 10, 2021 – Six local MedPost locations are now Urgent Care of Saint Francis. Five of these urgent care centers are in Tennessee (Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, East Memphis and Germantown) and one is located in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

“We are pleased to bring an urgent care strategy into the Saint Francis Physician Network,” said Pat Lloyd, Senior Director of Saint Francis Physician Network. “Our focus on offering a comprehensive, clinically-integrated network with extended service hours and weekend availability will increase access to care in the communities we serve.”

Urgent Care of Saint Francis is part of a larger network that includes Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, 35+ Saint Francis Medical Partners (SFMP) office locations and more than 70 SFMP specialists and family medicine providers.

“Growing with our community is an honor and this rebranding will help people identify safe, high-quality care that is close to home,” said Sally Deitch, Saint Francis Healthcare Market CEO. “Urgent care centers are ideal for non-life threatening health injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains, broken bones and more.”

“Growing with our community is an honor and this rebranding will help people identify safe, high-quality care that is close to home,” said Sally Deitch, Saint Francis Healthcare Market CEO. “Urgent care centers are ideal for non-life threatening health injuries such as cuts, burns, sprains, broken bones and more.” https://sfmp.com/urgentcare/

To schedule an interview about urgent care services, contact Communications Manager Daisy Burroughs at 803-833-0104 or Daisy.Burroughs@tenethealth.com

About Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is a 479-bed full service hospital located at 5959 Park Avenue in Memphis, Tenn. Offering a wide array of medical services, Saint Francis is noted for its many Centers of Excellence, including its Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Joint & Spine Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Chest Pain Emergency Center, and Surgical Services including its Center for Robotic Surgery, Diabetes Center, and Cancer Center. The hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by United Healthcare, CIGNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Saint Francis Hospital serves as an academic training site for University of Tennessee Surgical, Family Practice, and Psychiatric Residents. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital, visit www.SaintFrancisHosp.com.

About Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is a 196-bed full service hospital located at 2986 Kate Bond Rd in Bartlett. Opened in 2004, the hospital provides an extensive offering of medical services including a 24-hour emergency room, critical care, cardiac care, labor & delivery, neonatal intensive care, oncology, urology, physical therapy and a 16-bed Orthopedic/Spine Unit. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has been honored with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award, Leapfrog Group’s “A” Hospital
Safety Score, and has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. To learn more about Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, visit www.SaintFrancisBartlett.com.

About Saint Francis Medical Partners

Saint Francis Medical Partners, affiliated with Saint Francis Healthcare, is a network of doctors’ practices that offer specialized care in Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, East Memphis, Millington, Oakland, Raleigh, West Memphis, Marion and beyond. The medical practices include urgent care centers for immediate medical attention, primary care practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, gastroenterology, bariatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, colorectal surgery, pulmonology, cardiology and more. To learn more about Saint Francis Medical Partners, visit https://sfmp.com/.

Contact: Daisy Burroughs
Phone: 803-833-0104
Email: Daisy.Burroughs@tenethealth.com

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Memphis Named Second Most Overweight City in the US

According to the CDC, roughly 40 percent of adults in the United States are obese. WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key indicators of weight-related problems. Memphis, Tennessee ranked second in the country, just behind McAllen, Texas.

Obesity is a common, yet serious chronic disease. Since obesity is linked to impaired immune function and decreased lung capacity, this condition puts people at risk for many other serious chronic diseases and increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Your weight can’t wait! Weight loss surgery can help people successfully reach a healthier weight and reduce the risk of developing health complications associated with obesity. The team at Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss has helped more than 7,700 individuals in their journeys to healthier lives.

If you are interested in learning about surgical weight loss services, visit https://www.memphisweightlosssurgery.com/ or call (901) 881-0600.