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Forrest General names DAISY Award winner for June

ICU nurse Jessica Parsons has been recognized as Forrest General’s June recipient of the DAISY Award. The award is presented monthly to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community. It was a love for science and how it can be applied to the body to help ...

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WEDNESDAY: Coronavirus deaths surge past 1,000 as 526 new cases are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 23,424 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 526 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 78th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 62 days of more than 200 and 35 days of 300 or more and 11 of more than ...

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Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health sign strategic partnership agreement

Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to expand access to high-quality, cost effective care in the communities the organizations serve. “We have worked with Ochsner on a number of successful clinical and operational initiatives, and this strengthened partnership is a natural next step,” said Singing River Health System CEO, Lee Bond. “We have ...

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TUESDAY: Single-day record spike of 611 COVID-19 cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 22,898 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 611 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 77th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 61 days of more than 200 (36 consecutive) and 34 days of 300 or more and 10 of ...

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Memorial Hospital Foundation receives grant from Rotary International

Rotary International District 6840 Governor Bob Haeuser, Assistant Governor Tami Munsch, and Rotary Club members within District 6840 presented Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $2,500 check on June 12. The grant will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for Memorial Hospital healthcare workers. Rotary District 6840 chose Memorial Hospital to be one of 11 institutions within the district to ...

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Forrest General doctor serves on frontlines of COVID-19 in New York City

Photos of an empty Times Square and the Lincoln Tunnel void of any cars, are just a couple of the photos cardiologist Lawrence (Larry) Leader, DO, has on his cell phone from his recent Naval deployment to New York City. His memories are just as vivid of the happy faces of COVID-19 patients using his cell phone to call or ...

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Forrest General employees debut new scrubs

The more than 2,000 Forrest General Hospital employees who wear scrubs debuted a new look this month. Department employees will all wear the same color of scrubs to help patients, their families and other staff members identify the different services, according to Melita Miller, executive director of Nursing/Patient Care Services Administration. There are a wide range of colors, about 12 ...

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Mississippi gov says he should have worn mask at funeral

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that because of the coronavirus pandemic, he should have worn a mask during a funeral a day earlier where hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered to honor a Simpson County deputy sheriff killed in the line of duty. “I did have a mask. It was in my pocket. I should have put it on,” Reeves ...

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Bill proposes Mississippi center to boost rural telehealth

A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves would establish a center focused on increasing training opportunities, business development and Telehealth services in the state’s rural healthcare system. House Public Health Committee Chairman Sam Mims is a sponsor of House Bill 94. He said Wednesday that lawmakers hope federal coronavirus relief money can help fund the Mississippi Center for Rural ...

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White lawmaker likens abortion limits to civil rights issue

A white Republican lawmaker invoked the name of a black civil rights leader Wednesday as the Mississippi Senate advanced a bill to ban abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus. The bill is expected to go soon to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who favors more limits on abortion in a state that already has some ...

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