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Merit Health Central CEO named

Barry Moss has been named Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health Central effective March 27. Moss comes to Merit Health Central from sister facility Merit Health Rankin, where he has served as CEO since 2015. “For the last two years I’ve been privileged to serve in the Merit Health Jackson/Vicksburg market, and I look forward to working with the physicians, ...

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Merit Health Biloxi begins search for new CEO

BThe CEO of Merit Health Biloxi will resign at the end of the month after accepting a position with a hospital system in Texas. The Sun Herald reports Health Management Associates, which manages the hospital, has begun the search for a new chief executive officer to replace Monte Bostwick. The newspaper reports the job posting on the LinkedIn website said ...

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Dobbs promoted to CEO for Merit Health Mississippi

By ALAN TURNER After serving as CEO for Merit Health’s Central Mississippi facilities, Steve Dobbs has been promoted to CEO for all of Merit’s operations throughout the state of Mississippi. Dobbs is relatively new to Mississippi, arriving in 2015 after a career spanning decades in health care in Oklahoma, Florida, and Kansas. “I’m extremely excited about this new opportunity,” he said ...

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Merit announces hires, promotions

Merit Health is announcing several promotions at its hospitals throughout the Jackson/Vicksburg area. Monica Derosier joins Merit Health River Region with nearly 18 years of experience as a registered nurse. Most recently, she worked as an ICU nurse at Newport Hospital in Newport, R.I. She has also worked as a critical care nurse in 10 hospitals in eight different states. ...

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Byrd joins Merit Health

Lisa Byrd, Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, has joined the primary care clinic on the campus of Merit Health Rankin. Most recently, Byrd served as Director of Education and champion of the Community Cares program at Merit Health Central. Byrd has a variety of experience in nursing and caring for all age groups with a special ...

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Merit Health Community campus in Natchez to close Nov. 11

NATCHEZ — The Merit Health network is closing its community campus in Natchez next month. The Nov. 11 closure comes as Merit Health Natchez finalizes a planned consolidation of the Natchez hospital market. Officials said this week the last day any new patients will be admitted to the Merit Health Natchez – Community Campus will be Nov. 8. Starting Nov. ...

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ALAN TURNER — Caring for the baby boomer generation

By ALAN TURNER Continuing our look at the explosive growth of the health care sector in America, it’s important to consider the whole issue of senior care as it relates to the retirement and aging of the baby boom generation. In the prior segment on the future of health care, we looked at the growth of health care in the ...

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Merit Health adds 6 new providers to its network

Merit Health has added six new providers to its network of hospitals and clinics. Harriet L. Jones, M.D., B.S.N., F.A.P.W.C.A. — Jones is a hospitalist for Merit Health Rankin. A graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Medicine, Jones completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Mississippi Hospitals and Clinics. Jones ...

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Merit Health’s Steve Dobbs: There’s not going to be as many doctors to take care of people (VIDEO)

It’s not difficult to make the argument that the health care industry in America has been the premier growth business of the past 50 years. Consider these simple statistics.  According to government numbers, in 1960, total health expenditures in the United States totaled approximately $27.4 billion. This represented 5 percent of the gross domestic product of the U.S. at that ...

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Colibri Jenkins joins Merit Health

Colibri Jenkins, MD, has joined Merit Health River Region’s staff as a board-certified general psychiatrist on the inpatient behavioral health team at the West Campus. Jenkins’ areas of interest are in adult and child psychiatry services with a special focus on adolescent behavioral health issues. She earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., and ...

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