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Jill Gordon Joins State’s Largest Physician Advocacy Group

Jill Gordon has joined the Mississippi State Medical Association as Director of Marketing. After 18 years in banking and finance, Gordon is turning her talents to expanding membership and increasing participation at MSMA. The Mississippi State Medical Association is the largest physician advocacy organization in Mississippi, representing nearly 5,000 physicians, residents and medical students.

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Torres Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Anesthesiology

Timothy A. Torres, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Anesthesiology. Torres received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed an internship in internal medicine and his residency in anesthesiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham. He has a special practice interest in regional anesthesia. He is a member of the American ...

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NMMC-Iuka Receives 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc.

North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka has been recognized with the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care. Only six hospitals received the award for achieving top performance in all six of the areas measured in Premier’s nationally-acclaimed QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and ...

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Clinton native to manage new Elite Physical Therapy office in Clinton

Matt Thomas of Clinton is manager for the new Elite Physical Therapy office in Clinton. A Clinton resident since age 6, Thomas has treated patients in the area for the past 12 years. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended Mississippi College before earning bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He ...

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TrustCare Express Medical Clinics Welcomes New Physician in Ridgeland

TrustCare Express Medical Clinics is pleased to announce Sanjib D. Shrestha, M.D. has joined the TrustCare Medical Express Clinic located on Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland. Shrestha, a native of Nepal, received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Pune University in Pune, India. He completed an internship at Command Hospital in Calcutta, and completed a residency at NYU ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Rheumatologist Aung Aye

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Aung Aye, MD, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in Gulfport in the practice of rheumatology in association with Richa Gupta, MD. Aye will also see patients at Memorial multi-specialty clinic locations in Hancock county. Aye completed his internal medicine residency at Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in New Jersey, and fellowship in ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Stark health needs get little attention from state leaders

Have Mississippi leaders become so accustomed to bottom national rankings that they don’t care anymore?   Take health rankings for example. Mississippi has ranked among the bottom three since 1990. You know it’s bad when the Mississippi State Department of Health posts on its web site, “Mississippi ranks last, or close to last, in almost every leading health outcome.”   ...

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Medical building named for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is naming a building for Gov. Phil Bryant. College Board trustees approved the plan Thursday morning. Bearing Bryant’s name will be the university’s recently opened medical school building in Jackson. The five-story, $74 million structure was officially opened in August, giving the university room to expand the number of physicians it trains. The Republican ...

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Health spending a priority for local businesses

By JULIA MILLER With the dawning of November, most people’s attentions are turning toward the holidays, but for business owners, there’s the standard end-of-the-year checklist that must be addressed. From financial statements to plans for the new year, this time of the year can become a season of tying up loose ends. One thing you shouldn’t forget is health insurance ...

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Mississippi Medicaid looking at work requirement

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The Mississippi Division of Medicaid wants permission from the federal government to impose a requirement that a small percentage of recipients work or are in work force training programs. Medicaid officials have scheduled two public hearings later this month in Jackson to garner public input on the proposal. Collecting public input on the proposal ...

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