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Golden named employee of the quarter

Nicholas Golden was named South Mississippi State Hospital’s fourth quarter 2018 Employee of the Quarter. Golden joined SMSH in Purvis in August 2011 as an Active Treatment Technician. In June 2018, he was promoted to Active Treatment Technician Supervisor. Golden is a Forrest County native and graduated from Hattiesburg High School. He attended Pearl River Community College and the University ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic announces Shows as employee of the quarter

Barnard Shows, manager for Hattiesburg Clinic Children’s Clinic, has been named Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2018. Shows was selected from a pool of candidates across various departments in the clinic. He has been employed as the manager at Children’s Clinic for more than six years. Since then, he has helped guide his clinic through many ...

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Company adding 200 pharmaceutical jobs in Mississippi

A pharmaceutical company plans to add 200 jobs to its operations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. WLOX-TV reported that Geri-Care Pharmaceuticals Gulfport is expanding. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes says the plant in his city makes most of the antacids sold in Mississippi and Alabama. Gov. Phil Bryant attended the ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. Geri-Care is set to hire about 200 ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Tucker

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Melissa Wilson Tucker, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine at 5120 Beatline Road, Suite B, Long Beach. Tucker earned her medical degree from University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. She is board certified in Family Medicine.

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Warren joins Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology

Paula P. Warren, MD, has joined Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology. In her practice, Warren provides general neurologic care with a focus on brain tumors and other associated conditions, including seizures. Warren received her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., where she also completed an internship, as well as a residency in neurology and a fellowship ...

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Tindell appointed to Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

Claire Tindell was appointed by the City of Gulfport to serve on Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees effective Jan. 1, replacing former board member Ric Williams. Tindell is a resident of Gulfport and is employed with Tindell Investments and Properties, LLC. She is a member of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association and a member of Gulf Gardeners. Other members of ...

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North elected to ACHE Council of Regents

Andy North, FACHE, director of marketing and communications for St. Dominic’s, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members of approving governance and membership regulations and promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas. ...

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Mississippi could see push-pull on Medicaid expansion

Just as the leader of Mississippi’s Medicaid program cracked open the door Monday to the idea of expanding health coverage to some of the state’s uninsured residents, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves seemed to slam it shut. Medicaid Director Drew Snyder told House Appropriations Committee members Monday that the agency continues to hear from hospitals about how many patients don’t have ...

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Forrest Health president assumes additional role upon CEO retirement

Andy Woodard, president of Forrest Health in Hattiesburg, has added chief executive officer to his title, replacing CEO Evan Dillard who retired. Woodard has worked in various leadership positions at Forrest Health since 2001. Along with his role as chief financial officer, Woodard has been instrumental in leading the Forrest Health team’s strategic plan for many years. He is a ...

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