Southeast Forum

By Editorial Staff
Florida Acute Care Hospital Opens MUA Center

In September, Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach became the first acute care hospital in Florida to open an affiliation with a manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) center. The MUA center is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals: DCs who have taken a CCE-approved MUA course; MDs; board certified anesthesiologists; and nursing personnel to assist with monitoring each patient. Parkway is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


TCA Announces Chiropractor of the Year Award

The Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) presented Dr. James Messimer with its 1992 Chiropractor of the Year award. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Messimer's dedication to his patients, service to his community, and efforts to insure health care legislation, such as recent workers' compensation revisions.

Dr. Messimer has been active in the community, having served as president of the TCA, chairman of the Mountain Empire Chapter of the American Red Cross, president and chairman of the board of Bristol-Sullivan Co. Jaycees, and as a member of the board of directors for both the Boys Club of America and the Bristol Host Lyons Club. He is currently serving on the board of directors of the Hands On Regional Museum and is chairman of the Sullivan County Democratic Party.

Dr. Messimer said he was honored to receive the award and accepted it on behalf of his patients: "It is for them we practice; they have made chiropractic the fastest growing health care profession in the country." Noting that the chiropractic profession has come a long way since he began practicing, Dr. Messimer said: "It is my dream for the future that doctors of all disciplines will work together unselfishly for the good of our patients."


DCs Present Natural Bodybuilding Competition in South Carolina

This summer, on June 20th, the Southeastern Chiropractic Federation states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, as well as the ACA Sports Council, the National Gym Association, the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF), and Natural Physique magazine all joined forces to present the 1st Annual American Chiropractic Cup Pro Natural Bodybuilding Competition in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Natural Physique magazine covered the competition and mentioning chiropractic's involvement in it.

Dr. George Chirkinian, president of the Southeastern Chiropractic Federation, said: "We are all hoping that with continued support we can get the message out that you can train clean and still make a living or at least support your training because chiropractic and the WNBF are willing to work together for integrity in the sport."

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