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Bankrupt company says it could close Mississippi hospital

A bankrupt company warned on Friday that it might close a hospital in the Mississippi Delta if it can’t transfer ownership within weeks. Curae Health filed papers Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Nashville, Tennessee, saying Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale is losing so much money that it could pull down the bankrupt company before it can sell ...

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Gulf coast mayor backs medical marijuana at petition event

A mayor on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast hosted a weekend event to collect signatures for an effort to legalize medical marijuana. WLOX-TV reports that Ocean Springs Mayor Shea Dobson hosted Saturday’s gathering at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center to support the petition drive for the Medical Marijuana 2020 campaign. For a legalization measure to appear on the November ballot, 86,185 ...

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Whitley named health care social worker of the year

Christy Whitley, LMSW, has been named Health Care Social Worker of the Year for 2018 by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. Whitley has served as perinatal social worker for North Mississippi Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 11 years. The 34-bed intensive care nursery treats patients born at the NMMC Women’s Hospital as well ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Schlosser

Charles E. Schlosser Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Charles E. Schlosser, III, MD, MPH, in the practice of Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Schlosser joins the practice with Samir Tomajian, MD, at 1340 Broad Ave., Suite 450, Gulfport. Dr. Schlosser graduated cum laude from the Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, where he also earned his Master of Science in ...

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Forrest General’s Hospice receives Best Superior Performer Award

Forrest General’s Hospice recently received the Strategic Healthcare Programs’ (SHP) Best Superior Performer Award, which recognizes the hospital for achieving an overall score that ranked within the top 20 percent in the SHP national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice benchmark and above the SHP national average for each CAHPS hospice quality measure in the 2017 calendar ...

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Merit Health Hospital names HR Director for Rankin County

Jackie Williams Jackie Williams was recently named human resources director of Merit Health Rankin, Merit Health River Oaks and Merit Health Woman’s Hospital. Williams began her career in human resources 30 years ago with Merit Health Central and most recently was human resources director of Merit Health Madison. Williams holds her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Jackson State University ...

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Mississippi Vision Foundation awards scholarships

The Mississippi Vision Foundation has named four third year optometry students as recipients of the 2018 Helen St. Clair Scholarship. Katie Edwards of Tylertown, Rebecca Gaudet of Hattiesburg, Paul Moreno of Petal, and Kristy Nguyen of D’Iberville are the recipients. All four students plan to practice in Mississippi upon graduation. Moreno is a student at the Southern College of Optometry ...

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Pafford Medical Services special response teams deployed for Hurricane Florence

On Tuesday, September 11, Pafford EMS Special Response Teams initiated deployment to Spartanburg, North Carolina. They are currently staging in Spartanburg for assignments related to Hurricane Florence disaster relief. The company was notified to deploy at approximately 5:00 PM on Tuesday. Within three hours of notification by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), 13 company ambulances, two wheelchair vans, and ...

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Merit Health Rankin Names CEO, CFO

Mitchell Cox Heather Sistrunk Heather Sistrunk, MHSA, BSN, RN, was recently named Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health Rankin, and Mitchell Cox has been named Chief Financial Officer. Sistrunk has over 20 years of health care experience in the Jackson market. For the past 18 months, Sistrunk has served as Chief Administrative Officer for both Merit Health Rankin and Merit ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes clinical psychologist Gaela S. Youngblood

Dr. Gaela Youngblood Memorial Physician Clinics – The Medical Oncology Group recently welcomed Gaela S. Youngblood, Psy.D., in the practice of Clinical Psychology in Gulfport. Youngblood completed her Bachelor of Arts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, and her Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. She earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at The George ...

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