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REMAX CDPEs form team

A group of Realtors with REMAX Alliance of Metro Jackson have earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is an important expertise to offer at a time when real estate is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process. The agents have banded together to form a ...

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Lindsay to chair association's section

Judy Lindsay, physical therapist and CEO of Beyond Therapy Pediatric Group in Ridgeland, has been appointed as chairman of Payment, Policy, and Advocacy for the Pediatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Lindsay is a native Mississippian. She graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy in 1993 and a ...

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Lindsay to chair association’s section

Judy Lindsay, physical therapist and CEO of Beyond Therapy Pediatric Group in Ridgeland, has been appointed as chairman of Payment, Policy, and Advocacy for the Pediatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Lindsay is a native Mississippian. She graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy in 1993 and a ...

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Beard joins HORNE LLP

HORNE LLP has hired Mitch Beard in healthcare services, and he will work as a director of business development for the accounting and business advisory firm. Beard earned a bachelor of arts in business administration from American College. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Medical Group Management Association. Beard is active in the United ...

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Chaffee named best nurse

From the recipients of the quarterly Nursing Excellence Awards last year, Keisha Chaffee, RN, was selected as Baptist Medical Center’s 2009 Nurse of the Year. She is a Clinton resident and works in Baptist’s Adult Intensive Care Unit. Chaffee grew up in Jackson and attended Provine High School and attended Alcorn State. She received her B.S. from the University of ...

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Brister replaces Evans at MPI

Bryan Brister, Ph.D., has been named director of the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI). Brister, who earned both his bachelor and doctorate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, now heads the organization created by legislative mandate to accelerate the development cycle of Mississippi polymer products. Brister, a Gulfport native, replaced Jim Evans, who retired earlier this year. Before joining MPI, ...

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Memorial honors Auxiliary, installs officers

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport recently honored its Auxiliary with a luncheon and awards ceremony. Diane Gallagher, vice president, marketing and planning, and Linda McCulloch, volunteer services coordinator, presented the awards. Honorees and their hours of service donated during 2009 were: Peggy Bolte, Lynne Hough, Fran Wren and Mike Wren — 50 hours; Julia Lyon, Joan Webb and Carolyn Webster — ...

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Campling to lead Gentle Path

Pine Grove is pleased to announce Dr. Susan Campling as director of its Gentle Path program. Campling brings to the Gentle Path program over 20 years’ experience in the field of mental health and addiction treatment. She is degreed in both nursing and psychology and has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health care and most recently, ...

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Entergy executives named 'All-Americans'

J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and CEO of Entergy Corporation, is the top CEO in the power industry and a member of the “2010 All-America Executive Team,” according to rankings compiled by Institutional Investor magazine. Entergy also was listed as the top electric utility in the country and among the top nine companies in the nation, making it one of the ...

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Perkins named shareholder of firm

J. Ryan Perkins has been named a shareholder in the law firm of Wilkins Tipton. Born in Yazoo City, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration with international business specialization from the University of Mississippi and his juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. In addition to maintaining his law practice, Perkins has served as speaking ...

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