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Dr. Rickey L. Chance joins Memorial Physician Clinics

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Rickey L. Chance, DO, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in Biloxi in the practice of Family Medicine. Chance received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W.V. He completed his Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Chance has been in practice ...

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Bolton joins Hattiesburg Clinic Downtown Medical Associates

Matthew D. Bolton, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Downtown Medical Associates. He received his Master of Science in Nursing from South University in Savannah, Ga., and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss. Bolton is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is a member of ...

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Stone County Hospital welcomes new chief medical officer David Northington

David Northington, D.O., has joined Stone County Hospital as its new Chief Medical Officer. Northington has experience that includes over 25 years of experience with a specialization in Internal Medicine. He previously served as the Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Information Officer at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport. Northington also served as the Medical Director of the hospitalist program. Not ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Lynn Leatherwood, MD and Boyd Benefield, MD

Lynn Leatherwood, MD and Boyd Benefield, MD have joined Memorial Physician Clinics in the practice of Internal Medicine at Memorial Physician Clinics – Orange Grove Medical Specialties in Gulfport. Benefield received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.  He completed his internal medicine internship and residency from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Leatherwood received his medical ...

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Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Merit Health Central adds Culnan as surgeon

Surgeon Derek M. Culnan, MD. has joined Merit Health Central and the Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc. Culnan recently completed a fellowship in burn surgery and critical care with Shriner’s Hospital for Children at the University of Texas in Galveston. He completed both his internship and residency in general surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. ...

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Mayersville resident wins statewide home care recognition

Terri Williams of Mayersville has been recognized by the Mississippi Association for Home Care as the recipient of the 2017 Home Health Aide of the Year Award. Williams works for Continue Care Home Health Rolling Fork, where she has worked as a home health aide since 1992. The Home Health Aide of the Year award is one of MAHC’s most ...

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Methodist Rehab researcher earns top Electrodiagnostic Technicians honor

Tony Hayes of Jackson was recently named 2017 Tech of the Year by the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists. His role at Methodist Rehabilitation Center is to stimulate nerves with electric signals to see if they are functioning properly. He mainly does nerve studies on patients who have sustained nerve damage via strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries and other ...

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Forrest General Hospital earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation

Forrest General Hospital has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by taking concrete actions in five key areas: establishing policies and programs to reduce cancer risk ...

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Jackson Heart Study names Sims chief science officer

Dr. Mario Sims, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the new chief science officer of the Jackson Heart Study. The JHS is a community-based prospective cohort study of cardiovascular disease in more than 5,000 African-Americans in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. Initiated in 2000, the study is a partnership between UMMC, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Who cares about health care in Mississippi?

Mississippi finishes last – again – among all states in annual health ranking,” read the December headline in the Biloxi Sun-Herald. “Mississippi dropped to dead last this year among all 50 states in the annual ‘America’s Health Rankings’ released by the United Health Foundation,” continued the story. “As one of the nation’s poorest states, Mississippi has a legacy of poor ...

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