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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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Foxworth joins Clinic Service

Lori S. Foxworth, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service. Foxworth received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Sales of 2 Mississippi hospitals close as ex-owner cuts debt

Two small Mississippi hospitals have been sold as a large Tennessee-based company tries to pare down hospitals to reduce debt. Community Health Systems said Monday that it completed the sale of a 95-bed hospital in Amory and a 112-bed hospital in Batesville to Curae Health of Clinton, Tennessee. Also on track to be transferred to Curae is the lease for ...

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Baptist hospital groups in Mississippi and Memphis merge

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and the larger Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis, Tennessee, have completed a merger, creating the largest hospital group in Mississippi. Executives of the two systems announced the merger Monday, saying it had been completed last month. Jackson-based Mississippi Baptist had run into trouble in its efforts to computerize health records, with credit rating agencies saying ...

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Health Department looking to streamline

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Public Health districts will be reduced from nine to three to deal with budget cuts, state Health Officer Mary Currier explains in a YouTube video. The YouTube video, directed to the about 1,800 employees of the Department of Health, outlines a pending reorganization, and a yet-to-be determined number of layoffs. “We have to change ...

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Williamson joins Clinic

Adrianna G. Williamson, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Bellevue Family Medicine. Williamson has a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the American Association of ...

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Davis joins Memorial clinics

Robert S. Davis, MD, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in the practice of Neurosurgery in Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Ocean Springs, Gautier and Gulfport. Davis received his medical degree from Louisiana State University, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. He completed his Internship at LSU Medical Center, Earl K. Long Hospital and Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Tennessee in ...

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Baptist Medical Center receives nation’s highest nursing designation

Baptist Medical Center in Jackson recently received the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence called “Magnet.” The Magnet Recognition Program is given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals satisfying a set of criteria designed to measure quality patient care and professional nursing practice. Only seven percent of hospitals in America ...

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Nursing specialist certified

Xavier L. Agee, simulation & IT specialist in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing, has earned distinction as the state’s only Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist. Agee, a Bay Springs, native, has been a member of the Southern Miss nursing staff since 2012. He acquired the CHSOS title recently following an extensive national certification process which requires applicants ...

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