Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Dr. Harper Stone elected president of the AHA Greater Southeast board

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Dr. Harper Stone was elected president of the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors. He is serving on the board during the association’s 2014-2015 fiscal year. Stone is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is currently affiliated with the Jackson Heart Clinic and serves as president of the Mississippi […] [...]

RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Cancer, healthcare, Mississippi, Newk's

The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms that are […] [...]

Mike Chaney gives large businesses one-year waiver to make coverage ACA compliant

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Affordable Care Act, busiiness, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

The Mississippi Department of Insurance says it is encouraged by sign-up levels for an Internet-based small business health insurance exchange that has already completed a series of open enrollments. The federal Affordable Care Act gives states the option of operating a Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, marketplace. Mississippi is calling its SHOP One, […] [...]

Healthcare Marketplace to look much the same in 2015

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

Humana and Magnolia Health will stay the course in their Mississippi health insurance marketplace exchanges in the coming year. The only change is Magnolia’s request to add a pair of counties to its coverage area. Humana has applied to continue coverage in 40 of the state’s 82 counties, including the urban counties of Hinds, Rankin, […] [...]

Higher rates for Humana, lower for Magnolia ahead on health exchange

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: buisnes, education, healthcare, Mississippi, Obamacare

Mississippians on the state’s federally run health insurance exchange will see both increases and decreases in premiums starting Jan. 1. Mississippi has two only two insurers on the plan, Humana of Louisville, Ky., and Magnolia Health Plan, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene. Humana covers about 42,000 people and Magnolia about 20,000. The federal government, […] [...]

St. Dominic’s Allyn Allen and Lacey Mixon earn certification

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

St. Dominic’s employees Allyn Allen, CFNP, and Lacey Mixon, CFNP, recently became part of a select group of 400 nurses from across the country who have earned the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) certification through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN). [...]

Laura G. Lofton joins Owl Drug Store

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, healthcare, Mississippi

Laura G. Lofton, PharmD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Owl Drug Store as a pharmacist. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Lofton is a member of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. She joins Debra V. Akers, RPh and Diane S. Ashley, RPh.   [...]

Dr. Jay Antinnes recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Dr. Jay Antinnes, a Southern Bone and Joint Specialists fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. After graduating from Yale University, Antinnes received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, and completed his fellowship training in spinal […] [...]

USM’s Melissa Ziegler named Fellow by the Medical Fitness Association

Melissa Ziegler, a kinesiotherapy instructor in the School of Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been named a Fellow by the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). Ziegler also serves as executive director of the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA), a national non-profit organization based in Hattiesburg. Fellowship status is reserved for MFA […] [...]

Singing River Health System recognizes David Greer and Brandon Cloud

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, Gulf Coast, healthcare, Mississippi

Singing River Health System (SRHS) has two physical therapists that have recently been recognized as board certified specialists for orthopedic rehabilitation by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Brandon Cloud, PT, OCS, and David Greer, DPT, OCS, were awarded the board certified orthopedic specialty in June. [...]

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