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MSAE holds elections

The chief executive of the state newspaper association has been elected president of the Mississippi Society of Association Executives. Layne Bruce, 38, of Madison, is executive director of the Mississippi Press Association and will serve a two-year term as president of MSAE. He first joined the MSAE board in 2008. A career newspaper professional, Bruce joined the press association in ...

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Providers keeping an eye on federal reform

Controversy is the one thing that has been a constant of the federal healthcare reform act as the uncertainty about its future continues. Mississippi healthcare providers will be watching closely to see what the courts and Congress do in 2011 as new members take their seats. The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) is partnering closely with the American Hospital Association on ...

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Easing tensions

Hopes are that new program will help alleviate future issues While the relationship between nurse practitioners and physician assistants has historically been competitive, there is a chance things could soften, with the executive director of the Mississippi Nurses Association having recently taken a spot on the advisory board of Mississippi College’s new physician assistants program. “Maybe we’ll reach that point ...

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Filling a nursing need

MC’s new PA program may help with statewide shortage The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that by 2020 the U.S. will have a shortage of family practitioners that could exceed 40,000. In Mississippi, the Mississippi Academy of Physician Assistants thinks it can fill the void. Currently, there are 100 practicing physician’s assistants in Mississippi, according to number provided by ...

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