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Clinic announces new family medicine service, welcomes Fisher

Hattiesburg Clinic is pleased to announce the opening of South 28th Family Medicine, with the addition of Jason A. Fisher, DO. At South 28th Family Medicine, Fisher provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of health needs for people of all ages. A native of Hattiesburg, Fisher received his medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine ...

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Canopy welcomes new director of development

Canopy Children’s Solutions recently named Heidi Noel as its new Director of Development. Noel has more than 20 years of sales management experience and five years of non-profit management and governance experience. Prior to joining Canopy, Noel was the president of the Junior League of Jackson. She also served on the League’s Board of Directors for four additional years simultaneously ...

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Stringer joins Sumrall Physical Therapy

Austin L. “Roy” Stringer, PT, DPT, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Sumrall Physical Therapy. At Sumrall Physical Therapy, Stringer works with patients to implement personalized physical rehabilitation based on their specific needs. He has a special practice interest in orthopaedics and is specially trained in manual therapy. Stringer received his Master of Physical Therapy from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, ...

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MVSU professor appointed to FLHCF board

A Mississippi Valley State University professor was recently appointed to the board of a local organization devoted to eradicating cancer, particularly in the Mississippi Delta. MVSU Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Dr. Mark Dugo has joined the board of directors for the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation (FLHCF). The Ruleville-based non-profit was founded and is led by MVSU alumna Freddie ...

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ALAN TURNER — Adding up the benefits of healthy workplaces

There are many reasons why employers should adopt and support workplace wellness programs for their employees, but for our purposes, let’s consider just two of these. First, workplace wellness programs make major contributions to the health and happiness of employees and their families, and in many cases, have actually saved lives. More on this later in this article. Second, workplace ...

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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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