On Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28, Tallahassee Memorial Heart & Vascular Center is hosting the Cardiovascular Symposium at University Center Club. This activity has been approved for 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ It includes two days of education lecture on clinical guidelines as well as current and emerging evidence-based treatment options. Registration is still open. Please visit TMH.org/HeartSymposium to learn more or register for the symposium.  


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Prior to March 2014, if a child younger than 18 needed a sedated MRI, they would have had to travel to UF Health in Gainesville. Many were unable to afford the trip, the appointment was often delayed due to availability and not to mention parents and children had to arrange for time off work and school to make the trip. 


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Tallahassee Memorial had two system-wide Cerner/Powerchart downtimes: January 22 and January 23. The most recent research has shown that the first was due to a hardware failure involving Cerner’s network access with Tallahassee Memorial. Soon after this unplanned downtime, the failed technology was immediately replaced with newer hardware.


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The General Residency Program is preparing a site visit on March 12 with the representative from the General Surgery Review Committee branch of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Once accredited, we will begin the process of interviewing prospective residents to fill our 12 training slots.  Our plan is to fill these positions over the next two to three years.  I want to thank the faculty, Tallahassee Memorial administration and FSU College of Medicine for the support.


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Armand B. Cognetta, Jr., MD – Recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Physician Award

The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. Armand B. Cognetta, Jr., a board-certified dermatologist and leader in the early detection and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer, as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Physician Award. This award honors a physician who has been a leader within the field of medicine and political activities while demonstrating clinical excellence and actively contributing to the education of future medical professionals.


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Tallahassee Memorial is actively growing its telemedicine network by engaging additional colleagues and partners to expand access to care and increase efficiencies within the regional health system. The network uses the Vidyo platform which works on any mobile device, laptop or computer on a direct or wifi internet connection. Medicare is currently reimbursing for services provided through telemedicine to patients in rural communities. Additionally, legislation has been introduced for consideration during the 2015 session, which would expand the use of telemedicine across the state.


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Julia Goodall Weeks, MD, DTM

Dr. Weeks was born in Birmingham, AL, but spent much of her early years in the Congo where her parents were missionaries. After her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt and medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, she completed one year of residency in Family Medicine in Tuscaloosa.


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Wayne Denton, MD, Ph.D., Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist will be joining the Behavioral Health Center on July 5, 2015. Not only has Dr. Denton practiced and taught psychiatry in the Bowman Gray system in North Carolina, but most recently led the FSU Marriage and Family Therapy program. We are excited to have Dr. Denton join our group of psychiatrists.


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Tallahassee Memorial is excited to welcome these new physicians to the medical staff.


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Clinical Informatics is training new providers on PowerNote and CPOE every week! Anyone can join us for a refresher. In addition, we’re excited to offer one on one support for all med staff, just call us at 431-CPOE, we can come to you! If you want to stop by the office, we are between the cafeteria and the Medical Staff Office. Please make sure your email address is up to date with the MSO so you can get our monthly PowerChart update. 


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