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Clinic announces employee awards

Glenda Sharp, physicial recruiter at Hattiesburg Clinic, was recently selected the 2016 Annie Ruth Johnston Employee of the Year the company’s Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet. Sharp has been with the clinic for nearly 16 years. She works to meet the needs of new physicians’ families during their transition to Hattiesburg Clinic. The Faris Allen Nurse of the Year award ...

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Memorial honors Auxiliary

Memorial Hospital honored its Auxiliary with a luncheon and awards ceremony recently at the Island View Hotel in Gulfport. Honorees and their individual hours of service donated through calendar year 2015 were Charles Hibbard, Mary Pecoul, Sallie Walker, Carol West – 50 hours; Sandra Lucas, Millard Quigley, Jazmin Scott – 100 hours; Ann Ryan – 200 hours; Lanelle Davis, Judi ...

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Health officials: Second Zika case reported in Mississippi

A second case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Mississippi. The State Department of Health says Friday the case is in a Noxubee County resident who recently traveled to Haiti. The first, announced Thursday, is in a Madison County resident who also went to Haiti. The mosquito-borne virus may cause birth defects if contracted during pregnancy. Infection can cause ...

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‘Obamacare’ foe tries to save expanded Medicaid in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — Long before the state turned solidly red, Asa Hutchinson was the face of the Republican Party in Arkansas. Born in the arch-conservative hometown of Wal-Mart, the mild-mannered attorney made a bold effort to unseat a Democratic political giant, Sen. Dale Bumpers, and later as a congressman even prosecuted the impeachment case against native son President Bill Clinton. ...

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Bill would computerize Medicaid records, audit recipients

A Mississippi Senate committee has passed a narrower version of a bill that would require an electronic records system for Medicaid and regular audit of Medicaid recipients. House Bill 1116 would contract an outside company to build a computerized record of Medicaid recipients’ information. The Senate version would have Medicaid officials then verify recipients’ financial information and residency to determine ...

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ALAN TURNER — MANP: Looking to the future of health care

In previous columns, I’ve written about the state of health care in America, and the uncertainties about where the industry is headed in the future.  Specifically, the continued growth in the cost of health care in America is a reason for concern for all of us. As I have reported previously, the total cost of health care in 1960 was ...

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Bill would computerize Medicaid records, audit recipients

The Mississippi Senate passed a narrower version of a bill Monday that would require an electronic records system for Medicaid and a regular audit of Medicaid recipients. House Bill 1116 would hire an outside company to build a computerized record of Medicaid recipients’ information. The Senate version, approved Monday by a committee, requires that Medicaid officials periodically verify recipients’ financial ...

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Telemedicine bill sails through House, awaits Senate vote

Legislation that would establish ground rules for the practice of telemedicine roared through the Mississippi House of Representatives and a version of it is in a Senate committee. House Bill 1178 was approved by the lower chamber 103-17 and was sent to the Senate Public Health and Welfare. The legislation is a result of telemedicine companies and businesses that were concerned ...

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Hospital picks Star awards

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the Fourth Quarter 2015 Star awards —Memorial’s highest honor. STAR (Service, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect) recognizes outstanding customer service. The recipients are John Mulligan, Diagnostic Imaging; Connie Johnson, Same Day Admit; Kimberly Torrington, Cardiac Telemetry; Becky Marshall, Medical Surgical Administration; Lydia Capehart, 2 A/B Obstetrics; Dr. Joseph Bosarge, ICU; Chelsi Lizana, ...

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3 neurologists at UMMC gain certification

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s three newest neuroscience intensive care specialists have been awarded subspecialty board certification from the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. Dr. Christa Ohana San Luis, Dr. Dani Choufani and Dr. Gilbert Mbeo, all assistant professors of neurology, are the only three physicians in the state given the distinction for 2015, with the results announced this ...

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