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Vicksburg family physician appointed to National Commission of Public Health

Dr. Susan Chiarito, MD, FAAFP, of Vicksburg has been appointed to a 4-year term on the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Health of the Public and Science, one of eight commissions that direct AAFP policy. Board certified in family medicine, Chiarito practices at Mission Primary Care Clinic in Vicksburg. She is an advocate for healthy lifestyles and ...

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American Diabetes Association Recognizes Diabetes Program at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

The American Diabetes Association has awarded Education Recognition to the Gulfport Memorial Diabetes Self-Management Program through Dec. 1, 2021. Facilitated by Diabetes Care Coordinator Pamela D. Davis, RN-CDE, the Memorial Diabetes Care program has been in existence since 1990. It was originally awarded Education Recognition in 2003, again in 2014. The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition program has grown to ...

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After 23 years, Swetman steps down as Memorial Hospital Foundation Chairman

Peoples Bank President Chevis Swetman, recently stepped down as Gulfport Memorial Hospital Foundation Chairman of the Board. He has served as chairman since 1994. He passed the gavel on to incoming chairman, Paul Bertucci of FEB Distributing. The board has also welcomed two new members: Emily “EA” Allen and Linda Zakkak. Allen is retired from the mortgage business after 26 ...

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Miller Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine

Laken B. Miller, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine. At Pulmonary Medicine, Miller evaluates and treats patients with respiratory disorders and lung diseases. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy ...

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Perez Joins The Pediatric Clinic

Mary Anne Perez, MD, recently joined The Pediatric Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic. Perez received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. As a pediatrician, Perez provides care for patients from birth through adolescence.

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Line receives recertification from national orthopedic board

Dr. Lance Line of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. in Hattiesburg was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He was also received subspecialty recertification in sports medicine from ABOS. Line has maintained an active sports medicine practice with a subspecialty interest in shoulder conditions in Hattiesburg since 1995. He is a team physician for the ...

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Forrest General names Employee Award Winners

Steven Allseitz was recently name Forrest General Hospital’s 2017 Employee of the Year during a celebration that recognized other employees, too. Allseitz is Equipment/Supply Management Coordinator in the Cath Lab. Also honored were the four winners of the 12th Annual Philip Rogers Quality Award. The award is named for Dr. Philip Rogers, a nephrologist with Hattiesburg Clinic, who dedicated 32 ...

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Blue Cross, Habitat dedicate 6th home

Constance Mitchell and her three children are now homeowners thanks to the support of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and its Team Blue employee volunteers, as well as Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA). Team Blue volunteers worked Saturdays during September and October to build Mitchell’s home on Smith Robinson Street in Jackson. This is the sixth ...

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UMMC promotes Stewart to associate dean

Dr. Jimmy Stewart Jr., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been promoted to associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He continues as residency program director for internal medicine and pediatrics through June 2018. Stewart will oversee faculty evaluations, accreditation and quality improvement and becomes the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council ...

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UMMC names Pittman department chair

Dr. Shannon Pittman has been named chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A faculty member since 2005, Pittman is professor and former vice chair of the department. She has served as residency program director and medical director since 2007. A graduate of Tougaloo College, Pittman earned her M.D. at UMMC and was ...

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