Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi State Department of Health’

MSDH chooses Richardson

Dr. Dionne Richardson has been appointed to the position of director of dental services at the Mississippi State Department of Health. Richardson, a New Orleans native, said her top priority would be creating an action plan for oral health in Mississippi. Prior to her arrival at MSDH, Richardson served as the director of oral health […] [...]

Saucier named chief nurse

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates Cindy Saucier, RN, BSN, of Saucier on her recent appointment to chief nurse for the Coastal/Plains Public Health District IX. The six-county Coastal/Plains Public Health District area includes Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. Saucier received her associate’s degree in nursing from Mississippi Gulf […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Byers named acting state epidemiologist

Dr. Paul Byers has been named Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) acting state epidemiologist. The position was previously held by State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. “Dr. Byers has worked in public health for more than 15 years, and we’ve worked side-by-side for several years in the epidemiology office,” said Dr. Mary Currier. “During […] [...]

Fighting the good fight in flu season

The need remains for folks to continue to get vaccinated   The H1N1 flu season that affected nearly 1,300 Mississippians earlier this year has slacked off, but with seasonal flu months approaching, there is still a need for people to get vaccinated and take precautions.  Dr. Mary Currier, interim state health officer for the Mississippi […] [...]

More WNV cases identified

Across Mississippi – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports three additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 29 with two deaths. The new cases are in Leflore, Neshoba and Rankin counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, […] [...]

More West Nile cases identified within state

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports five additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 20 with two deaths. The new cases are in Clay, Harrison (two), Hinds and Monroe counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, WNV […] [...]

West Nile claims first life in Mississippi

by Published: August 10,2009

Tags: Mississippi State Department of Health, West Nile

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first death of the 2009 West Nile virus (WNV) season, has identified two new WNV cases and has identified dozens of new cases of H1N1 swine flu. The first victim of WNV was a Washington County resident. In 2008, there were three deaths related to complications […] [...]

More swine flu identified

Across Mississippi — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 22 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for last week, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 234. The new cases last week were in Coahoma (two), Harrison (two), Lincoln (two), Panola (two), Chickasaw (one), Choctaw (one), Covington (one), DeSoto (one), George (one), […] [...]

Swine Flu cases top 200 across the state

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 31 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of July 6-12, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 212. [...]

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