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2 join Arthritis Center-West

Alexey Fomin, MD, PhD, and Muhammad U. Ijaz, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic The Arthritis Center – West. Fomin received his medical degree from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University in Russia. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., and an internship in internal medicine at New York Downtown Hospital in New ...

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Martinez is SLTA president

Maria Martinez, managing partner of the law firm of Rushing & Guice, PLLC, in Ocean Springs was recently installed as President of the Southeast Land Title Association. SLTA focuses on promoting the safe and efficient transfer of real property ownership through education, public awareness, and legislative advocacy. In addition to real estate, her practice focuses on commercial litigation, professional malpractice, ...

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Hotel Vue names new chef

Brad Seyfarth was recently named Executive Chef for Hotel Vue located Natchez. The announcement was made by Wendy Grandin, General Manager of the 91-room property. Seyfarth previously served as Executive Chef at Monmouth and Dunleith Plantations. His primary responsibilities include managing all aspects of the culinary department while promoting southern hospitality and maintaining the highest quality food standards.

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Arnold joins Hattiesburg Clinic Comprehensive Care

Amber Arnold, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Comprehensive Care. Arnold received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn., and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University in Germantown, Tenn. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Arnold is a ...

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Painter is innovation officer at Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson has named William S. Painter as the firm’s chief innovation officer, a new position focus on continued innovation in the delivery of client services and technology. Painter, who previously served as Baker Donelson’s chief strategic planning officer, will oversee several areas that are key drivers of innovation, including legal project management, knowledge management, information technology, pricing, eDiscovery/practice support, ...

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Here’s Mississippi’s best lawyers of 2017

2017 Edition of Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published it list for over three decades as a source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an ...

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Memorial Star winners

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the Second Quarter 2016 Star awards, Memorial’s highest honor. STAR (Service, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect) recognizes outstanding customer service. Recipients are, from left, front row,: Dessie West, Environmental Services; Janell Bell, Pediatrics; Schaeffer McCann, Respiratory Care; Middle row, Diane Schuler, Patient Registration; Dawn Purser, Community Relations; Steve Wagnon, Security; Betty Johnson, ...

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Dox joins hospital

Cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon Hector Dox has joined the staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle in Columbus. Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Dox received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan in 1988, where he also completed his internship and residency in general surgery. He completed a second residency ...

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IIAM’s new leadership

Durr Boyles of Boyles Moak Insurance Services in Ridgeland was recently elected Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi. Durr’s previously was Vice-Chairman, Chairman-Elect, and as a Board and Executive Committee member. He began his career at Boyles & Moak, Inc. in 1984, and now is a principal in Boyles Moak Insurance Services. He has been on several industry ...

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Goodwill Industries honors volunteers with awards

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi recently held its annual awards dinner to recognize outstanding volunteer efforts. Goodwill provides employment opportunities and rehabilitation services through a community enterprise of retail stores which sell recycled clothing, furniture, soft goods and other donated items. The honorees are: Robin Sharp Browning, a graduate of Mississippi State University, has worked in advertising, fund development and for ...

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