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Published On 06/25/2012

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Craniofacial team receives ACPA approval

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Craniofacial program was recently approved as a Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA). The ACPA is an international non-profit association of health care professionals and interested individuals who treat oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. The Le Bonheur team also recently welcomed Sharon Ezell, FNP-C, CWCN, CWS, as the program coordinator. Appointments can be made through Le Bonheur Connect at 866-870-5570.

Shappley named IMCU associate medical director

Rebekah Shappley, MD, was recently named associate medical director of Le Bonheur’s Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU).

“Shappley has been an integral member of the critical care medicine team, having completed her fellowship training at our institution earlier,” said Samir Shah, MD, MBA, professor and chief of Critical Care. “She is well respected by faculty and staff alike, is kind with parents and children and has the training to take on this new role.”

Shappley also serves as an assistant professor the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

OR construction underway

Construction for Le Bonheur’s operating room expansion is underway. The new addition will include three new ORs, a dental clinic, an OR pharmacy, conference and on-call rooms, expanded physician lounge area and locker rooms. The project is expected to be complete in Spring 2019.

Epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis programs reaccredited

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) re-accredited Le Bonheur’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as a Level 4 epilepsy center for 2018-19. Level 4 centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest medical and surgical evalution and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Le Bonheur Tuberous Sclerosis Complex program was again recognized as a Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center of Excellence by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.

Physician Town Hall set for April 11

Le Bonheur will host a Physician Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Research Center Auditorium, 50 N. Dunlap. Join us for a preceding reception at 5 p.m. to honor Dr. Royce Joyner’s retirement. Please RSVP to Dianne Cordaro at 901-287-5952 or Dianne.cordaro@lebonheur.org.