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Lampton contributes chapter to leading medical textbook

Dr. Lucius M. “Luke” Lampton of Magnolia, longtime member of the Mississippi State Board of Health, has contributed a chapter to America’s leading Family Medicine textbook, Conn’s Current Therapy 2018. The publication, designed for busy primary care specialists and other first-line care providers, focuses on the most current diagnosis and treatment protocols for common complaints, acute diseases, and chronic illnesses. ...

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Dependable Source places Mississippians in good jobs in trucking and home health care

By BECKY GILLETTE Dependable Source Corp. of Mississippi is a staffing firm owned by Willie Jones specializes in two diverse occupations commercial truck drivers and home health workers. “Although they are two different services, what they have in common is putting Mississippians to work,” Jones said. “We place a majority of men in trucking and a majority of personal care ...

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Alabama-based Encompass Health to acquire Camellia Healthcare

Encompass Health Corp. has agreed to acquire the privately owned Camellia Healthcare and affiliated entities. Camellia Healthcare, headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, operates a portfolio of home health, hospice and private duty locations in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana. The company generated approximately $78 million in revenue in 2017. The purchase price was not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close ...

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Toczyl Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Neurological Surgery

Gregory R. Toczyl, MD, FAANS, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Neurological Surgery. He provides surgical treatment for diseases and disorders affecting the brain, spine and related areas. His special practice interests include deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, complex spine cases and brain tumors. Toczyl received his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Newfoundland, Canada. He completed an internship ...

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Yowell joins Hattiesburg Clinic Psychology & Counseling

David R. Yowell, PhD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Psychology & Counseling. Yowell offers counseling for individuals, couples and families and psychological evaluation and testing for adolescents and adults. He also specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy. Yowell received his Doctorate in Psychology and a Master of Arts from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He ...

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St. Dominic’s Welcomes Kay McRee

St. Dominic’s recently hired Kay McRee as the Executive Director of St. Dominic Health Services Foundation. McRee has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, sales and marketing. Her previous experience includes Director of Development positions with Canopy Children’s Solutions (formerly Mississippi Children’s Home Services), the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Foundation and the American Cancer ...

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Mississippi Vision Foundation names Sarah Link executive director

The Mississippi Vision Foundation (MVF), a 501c3 founded in 1960, has named Sarah Link, CAE, as its Executive Director. The Mississippi Vision Foundation is committed to improving vision and eye care in Mississippi through a variety of eye care programs, engaging in vision and eye health research, and providing indigent eye care programs. Link is a graduate of Belhaven University ...

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Memorial Names Fourth Quarter 2017 STAR Recipients

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the Fourth Quarter 2017 Star awards — Memorial’s highest honor. The recipients are, front row, from left: Dr. Lainie Jorns, Family Practice Physicians; Logan Lizana, Cardiac Telemetry; Holly Watson, Same Day Admit. Middle row: Marjorie Young, Community & Corporate Relations;Jamie Heaton, Pharmacy; Ann Dronet, Community & Corporate Relations. Back row: Kathleen ...

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Merit Health Medical Group physicians join new location in Madison

Kristen C. Crawford, MD and J. Kevin Bridges, MD, have joined the staff at the new Merit Health Medical Group clinic at 200 Key Drive in Madison. Both Dr. Crawford and Dr. Bridges are board certified in internal medicine. Both received their medical degrees and completed their medical residencies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Both are ...

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Brasfield & Gorrie begins construction on University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatrics tower

General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie recently began construction on a $180 million new pediatrics tower at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held in December. Site work began in January, and the project will be completed in fall 2020. The seven-story, 340,000-square-foot tower is being built adjacent to Batson Children’s Hospital. The structure ...

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