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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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Forrest General’s residents complete 3-year residency program and pass board exams

Forrest General Hospital’s second group of residents have all passed the American Board of Family Medicine’s Family Medicine Certification Examination and will complete the 3-year Family Medicine Residency Program on June 29. Out of this class of six residents, three will remain to practice in the Hattiesburg area. Jason Fisher, DO, will join Hattiesburg Clinic and open the new South ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic earns echocardiography reaccreditation by IAC

Hattiesburg Clinic Heart & Vascular has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography. This latest accreditation awarded to the clinic, specifically for the area of adult transthoracic (noninvasive) echocardiogram, demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography, according to the IAC. “Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed ...

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MRC names Employees of the Quarter

Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson has named its Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2018. Brianna May of Pelahatchie was named Clinical Services Employee of the Quarter. She serves as a radiological technician for the hospital’s radiology department. Kyle Hairston of Madison was named Support Services Employee of the Quarter. He serves as biomedical technician for the ...

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Toomsuba resident wins statewide home care recognition

The Mississippi Association for Home Care (MAHC) is proud to announce that Twannie Scott of Toomsuba, Mississippi has received statewide recognition as the recipient of the 2018 Home Health Aide of the Year Award. Ms. Scott works for Kindred at Home in Meridian as a home health aide. Scott is described as having a servant’s heart. Her patients have nothing ...

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Ingram named Employee of the Year at Friends of SMSH meeting

Friends of SMSH recently honored volunteers, sponsors and employee members as well as the South Mississippi State Hospital’s 2017 employees of the quarter. Melanie Ingram was voted by hospital employees as the 2017 Employee of the Year. Ingram was hired as a recreation therapist in October 2012 after completing an internship at SMSH and working temporarily on the clinical unit ...

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Hill joins Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Alicea S. Hill, OD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Physicians & Surgeons, where she provides primary eye care for children and adults. Her special practice interests include comprehensive eye exams and diabetic eye exams, as well as evaluations for dry eye, glaucoma and contact lenses. Hill received her medical degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. She completed ...

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HPIC names new CEO

Healthcare Providers Insurance Company & HPIC RRG, sponsored by the Mississippi Hospital Association, has appointed Wendy D. Knight to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In her new position, Knight will also be involved in the management and operations of other insurance-related enterprises. Knight most recently was Vice President of Finance-Corporate Insurance Operations for Novant Health. She holds a B.A. ...

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Memorial names first quarter 2018 STAR recipients

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport has named the recipients of the First Quarter 2018 Star awards, which recognizes outstanding customer service. The recipients are, from left, front row: Kristene Mulvaney, Clinic Operations Administration; Sandra Jenkins, Cardiac Catheterization Lab; and Natalie Roberts, Gastroenterology Physicians. Middle row: Janet Cooper, Wound Management; Dr. Tricia Aultman, Hospitalists; and Samantha Seevers, Cardiac Administration. Back row: Dr. ...

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