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Tucker joins UMMC as Obstetrics-Gynecology chair

Dr. J. Martin Tucker, a University of Mississippi Medical Center community and affiliate faculty member for nearly 30 years, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Tucker, formerly a partner at Jackson Healthcare for Women, is board-certified in both obstetrics-gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. He has been active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, serving ...

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Medical ‘pot’ advocacy groups cite big upsides in Mississippi plan

By TED CARTER The wide-open nature of Medical Marijuana Campaign 2020’s model for a Mississippi medical marijuana sector gets a wrap-around hug from cannabis advocacy organizations and business groups. “We like so far what we see out of Mississippi,” said Erik Altieri, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML. That affection comes from ...

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Medical cannabis could be opportunity for bankers – but a risky one

By TED CARTER Mississippi bankers can gain rewards in a medical marijuana market but risk a possible shift in U.S. Treasury Department policy that could harm their institutions. Any jeopardy posed by the 1970 Controlled Substance Act aside, the chief executive of leading U.S. legal cannabis payments provider CanPay expects at least one or more Mississippi community banks or credit ...

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Moore wants to make positive impact

By NASH NUNNERY Tonya Moore embraces the KIS (not KISS) method in her life. “I like to ‘keep it simple’ but without the second ‘S’ (for stupid) in KISS,” she said, smiling. “I’m not a complicated person.” The current president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, Moore also serves as executive director of leadership and workforce development with the University of ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine, in association with Nyron Marshall, MD, at Memorial Internal Medicine – Acadian Plaza, 12261 Highway 49 N., Suite 11, Gulfport. Duncombe received her medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed her residency in family medicine at University of Arkansas ...

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Delta Regional Medical Center welcomes new executive director

Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) announced and welcomed Stephanie Patton to the DRMC leadership team. Patton will serve as Executive Director, Health System Development. Patton comes to Delta Regional Medical Center with health care and communication experience as well as managerial and entrepreneurial skills. As Executive Director, Health System Development, she will be working with Delta-wide community leadership including area ...

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Merit Health Wesley welcomes three cardiology providers

Merit Health Wesley welcomes Karl Duncan, M.D., FSCAI, Kurt Duncan, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, and Alicia Pace, NP, to the cardiology department. Merit Health Wesley welcomes Dr. Karl Duncan who joins us from Jackson, TN, where he dedicated his talents since 2015 to the Mid-South Heart Center and has been treating heart patients since 2006. He is a member of the ...

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Morris named AOF board member

The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) has announced the election of Seger S. Morris, DO, as its New Physician in Practice board member for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2020. Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, Morris is Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and an internal medicine physician at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. ...

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Merit Health Wesley names employee of the year

Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg has named Anita Nobles, CNA, as 2019 recipient of the Margaret LaFon Employee of the Year Award. This award is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year. Nobles was chosen from among more than 1,000 employees for the honor. Employees are nominated for the award by their hospital peers, administrators and patients ...

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