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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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Two hired at Community Bank

Mike Webb, Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank’s North Mississippi Region is proud to announce the following: Jon Paul Rhea has been named Senior Vice President. A native of Carthage, Mississippi, Rhea recently served as Vice President and has been in the banking and insurance industry for thirteen years, with the last five of those being with Community Bank. In ...

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MDOT employees named officers of Mississippi Engineering Society

Several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) employees were recently installed as officers of the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES). Gabe Faggard, District 6, was installed as the MES State President during the Mississippi/Alabama Engineering Society luncheon held June 11 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. Jessica Dilley, District 5, and Brent Quick, District 6, were also installed as MES officers. Since ...

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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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Orvis endorses Prairie Wildlife

Prairie Wildlife, the conservation driven sporting estate located in the Black Prairie of Mississippi, has accepted the coveted Orvis Wingshooting Lodge endorsement, making it the only Orvis endorsed sporting estate in Mississippi. Prairie Wildlife offers an unrivaled menu of sporting experiences, from simulated European driven pheasant shoots to Bluff City Land Rover Driving Schools and from the rare opportunity to ...

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Breazeale joins MDOT Public Affairs team

Jessica Breazeale of Wesson has joined the Public Affairs Division at the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Breazeale will serve as Internal Communications Officer and manage the agency’s strategic communications plan for employees. She will also supervise the agency’s Public Relations Internship Program. “With her years of experience in both public relations and marketing, we are proud to welcome Jessica ...

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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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Bryant appoints Tom Koger to HCPHC

Tom Koger has been appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission. He is a resident of Diamondhead and has lived in Hancock County for more than 50 years. He replaces Sherri Bevis who had served on the Commission since 2013. During his career, Koger worked in numerous civilian and defense space programs. As a ...

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Richard Sullivan earns DBIA certification

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Richard Sullivan, PE, Assoc. DBIA, has completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s certification exam and has earned Associate DBIA certification from the DBIA’s Design-Build Certification Board. Sullivan manages Neel-Schaffer’s Tennessee operations and is a member of the firm’s 11-member Design-Build Advisory Group. He is based in the firm’s Nashville office and has over ...

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