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Hospital names new directors

Madison River Oaks Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of five new directors in anticipation of the opening of its new hospital in May 2011. Linda Dunigan, RN, assistant administrator has over 25 years of healthcare experience. She earned her nursing degree from Boise State University and holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Tulane University, as well as a doctorate degree in healthcare administration from Warren National University. She has previously held positions as CEO for Guardian Angel Hospice Care for Children Inc., CEO for Guardian Angel “Special Needs Developmental Center” Inc. and vice president of Neo-Ventures Health Services.

Thomas Cobb, Pharm.D., director of pharmacy, with over 13 years of healthcare experience, received his doctor of pharmacy from Samford University and completed a primary care specialty residency at the Medical Center of Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Ga. Prior to joining Madison River Oaks Medical Center; Cobb held positions as regional account director and clinical director for Cardinal Health-Pharmacy Management. He has published numerous pharmacy-related articles and newsletters, and is a member of the Mississippi Society of Health System Pharmacy, the Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacist and the American College of Clinical Pharmacist.

With nearly 25 years of healthcare experience, Elizabeth Gasson, RN, director of perioperative services, received her bachelor of science in nursing from Georgia Southern University and her master of science in nursing from the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining Madison River Oaks Medical Center, she served as the clinical director at River Oaks Hospital. Gasson is a member of the AORN, Advanced Technology Specialty Assembly and elected the governing council of the Leadership Specialty Assembly.

Kim Wade, director of health information management, has more than 10 years of healthcare experience. Wade currently has certifications in both CCS and RHIT.


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  1. Blessings and congratulations to Dr. Linda Dunigan, a most befitting elevation. You have worked tirelessly for the quality of life of youth and adults alike. Being a shining example of compassion and service for the common good. Rightly derserviing for the Madison County community experience in “best practices medical care delivery excellence.”

    So proud of you. Thank you for being one of our shing stars for the Class of CPHS 1978.


    Evangelist Sharon D. Jackson Hill
    Public Eye Relations
    Atlanta, GA

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