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Entrepreneurial from a young age

by Published: August 22,2010

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Home builder David Smith relishes creativity in process Since the time he was old enough to wield a hammer, David Smith has been transforming scraps of wood and metal into wondrous creations. “I’ve always had a passion for building, and relish the craftsmanship and creativity that so importantly brings out the best in one’s work,” […] [...]

12 doctors, 1 building, 1 focused plan

NS2 now state’s most comprehensive spine care provider Every Friday at noon, the 12 physicians on staff at Mississippi’s most comprehensive spine care practice, along with nonsurgical specialists, gather for a lunchtime conference. Even though most cases are not odd or unique, opinions are solicited from everyone around the table. With seven board-certified spine surgeons […] [...]

Methodist wins CON to build in Olive Branch

After years of wrangling, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has been given the green light to build a new 100-bed acute care hospital in Olive Branch. On July 29 at the regularly scheduled Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) monthly Certificate of Need (CON) meeting, state health officer Mary Currier, MD, gave her stamp of approval […] [...]

Taking it to the next level

Former drill sergeant David Allen applies ‘For-Profit’ management to drive success David Allen has mastered the science of proactive management. Allen, president and CEO of Mississippi Blood Services (MBS), learned early in life to spot troubling trends as they take shape, and to make a move to emerge in an even better position. For starters, Allen, who […] [...]

Growth has mirrored population

by Published: August 1,2010

Tags: Denny Bruns, Flowood, population, River Oaks Hospital

River Oaks continues expansion with emergency department, surgical suites opening in spring Perched on the edge of one of the most consistently fastest-growing counties in Mississippi over the last two decades, River Oaks Hospital in Flowood has mirrored the population spike with expansions since its original development in 1981. Right after the summer solstice, River […] [...]

More than just a casino town

What once was idled farmland is now a tourist attraction for travelers across the globe   Sure, legalizing riverboat gambling in Mississippi moved Tunica from one of the poorest counties in the nation — compared in the worst of times to a third-world country — to a leading casino destination in the United States.  Yet […] [...]

Medical collaboration to benefit underserved Mississippians

by Published: June 23,2010

Tags: Jackson Medical Mall, Primary Care Access, UMMC

UMMC and Jackson Medical Mall Unite on Revolutionary Program to Increase Primary Care Access, Alleviate ER Burden Just in time for the new fiscal year, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center (JHCHC) will embark on an innovative collaboration to provide better access to primary care medical services to medically […] [...]

Seal of Approval

Mississippi Lodging Properties Vie for “Hospitality Certified” Stamp  Earlier this year, the Mississippi Hotel & Lodging Association unveiled a new program designed to acknowledge hospitality-proven properties around the state. The statewide initiative integrates all tourism-related businesses and entities — the state tourism division, area convention and visitors’ bureaus (CVBs) and professional associations — with a […] [...]

Frank Corder

  The son and grandson of shipyard workers, and a MENSA (national high IQ society) member since 1992, Frank Corder has devoted his professional life to community service, last summer winning re-election unopposed as city councilman for Ward 4 in Pascagoula.   “Frank has dedicated his entire being to making Pascagoula a better place in […] [...]

Sidney Allen Jr.

Since graduating from the University of Mississippi with a business administration degree in 2004, Sidney Allen Jr. has made his mark on Capitol Hill and Mississippi. “I was all set to head into a career in finance,” recalled Allen. “The summer before my senior year, I was offered an internship in the office of U.S. […] [...]

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