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Mississippi reports 6 more West Nile virus cases for 2018

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming six more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s 2018 total to 13 so far. Two new cases were reported in Hinds County. Reporting single cases were Adams, Forrest, Marion and Oktibbeha counties. Seven previous cases were reported in Copiah, Hinds, Itawamba and Pearl River counties. Mississippi reported 63 West Nile ...

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Smith selected as Hattiesburg Clinic’s Employee of the 2nd Quarter

Kristen Smith, a registered nurse with Hattiesburg Clinic’s Professional Services department, has been selected as Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2018. Smith has been with the clinic since 2010. She is a float nurse for different medical departments when needed. Pictured with Kristen Smith, left, are Professional Services Manager Micca Simmons, center, and Registered Nurse April ...

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Cardiologist Matthew C. Hann joins Memorial Physician Clinics

Memorial Physician Clinics has added Matthew C. Hann, MD, in the practice of Interventional Cardiology at Memorial Physician Clinics – Coast Cardiovascular Associates, 1391 Broad Ave., Gulfport. Hann earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He did his residency and fellowship in the United States Air Force at Keesler Medical Center and Wilford Hall ...

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Clinic announces new family medicine service, welcomes Fisher

Hattiesburg Clinic is pleased to announce the opening of South 28th Family Medicine, with the addition of Jason A. Fisher, DO. At South 28th Family Medicine, Fisher provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of health needs for people of all ages. A native of Hattiesburg, Fisher received his medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine ...

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Canopy welcomes new director of development

Canopy Children’s Solutions recently named Heidi Noel as its new Director of Development. Noel has more than 20 years of sales management experience and five years of non-profit management and governance experience. Prior to joining Canopy, Noel was the president of the Junior League of Jackson. She also served on the League’s Board of Directors for four additional years simultaneously ...

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Stringer joins Sumrall Physical Therapy

Austin L. “Roy” Stringer, PT, DPT, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Sumrall Physical Therapy. At Sumrall Physical Therapy, Stringer works with patients to implement personalized physical rehabilitation based on their specific needs. He has a special practice interest in orthopaedics and is specially trained in manual therapy. Stringer received his Master of Physical Therapy from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, ...

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MVSU professor appointed to FLHCF board

A Mississippi Valley State University professor was recently appointed to the board of a local organization devoted to eradicating cancer, particularly in the Mississippi Delta. MVSU Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Dr. Mark Dugo has joined the board of directors for the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation (FLHCF). The Ruleville-based non-profit was founded and is led by MVSU alumna Freddie ...

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ALAN TURNER — Adding up the benefits of healthy workplaces

There are many reasons why employers should adopt and support workplace wellness programs for their employees, but for our purposes, let’s consider just two of these. First, workplace wellness programs make major contributions to the health and happiness of employees and their families, and in many cases, have actually saved lives. More on this later in this article. Second, workplace ...

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Employees honored for service at Mississippi State Hospital

Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with June anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Service awards are given to MSH employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with one year and followed by every fifth anniversary year. Employees receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a Service Award Pin. The program is sponsored by Friends ...

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Merit Health Wesley earns highest level of achievement from Planetree International

Merit Health Wesley has been awarded Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. This certification recognizes Merit Health Wesley’s achievement and innovation in the delivery of a patient experience that goes beyond the norm in today’s healthcare environment. Merit Health Wesley is the first healthcare organization in Mississippi, one of only 26 nationwide and one of only ...

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