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Boyd joins Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine

Dylan W. Boyd, AGACNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine to work alongside physicians in providing comprehensive COPD management to patients. Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a ...

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Merit Health Central names employee and managers of the Year

Merit Health Central has named its 2019 employee and managers of the year. Erica Smith, BSN, RN, CIC, infection control coordinator, was named Employee of the Year. Jan Cossitt, emergency medical services coordinator, was named Non-Clinical Manager of the Year. Elvie Willis, MSW, LCSW, director of behavioral health services, was named Clinical Manager of the Year. Smith joined Merit Health ...

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Forrest General announces annual employee awards

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg presented annual awards for top employees, leadership and physicians. Employee of the Year: Shirley Carter, Family Medicine Residency Clinic/Employee Health Services. We C.A.R.E. Awards: Tina Bolton, dietetic aide, Food and Nutrition; Samantha Clark, PharmD, Pharmacy; Patricia Clinton, RN, ESN, CMSRN, Wound Care; Teresa Dueitt, ACNP, Palliative and Supportive Care. We C.A.R.E. Physician Award: Andrew Queler, ...

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Baptist DeSoto employs unique physician collaboration to improve cardiac outcomes while reducing costs

By BECKY GILLETTE SOUTHAVEN — Some people might perceive that a bigger hospital is a better hospital. But in the case of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, advantages have been found allowing the hospital that serves a large surrounding rural area to engage in a unique physician collaboration targeted towards improving health outcomes while reducing costs for cardiac care. “DeSoto is almost ...

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Nurse Practitioners filling the state’s gap in health care

By LYNN LOFTON Here’s another grim statistic for Mississippi — out of 50 states and the District of Columbia, we’re number 51 in health care. Nurse practitioners believe they are playing a vital role in the state’s health care and want to help lift us from the bottom. The Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners (MSANP) has a goal to change ...

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LAW ELEVATED: 1.2 million reasons to protect your business or practice

» Orthopedic Group settlement provides 1.2M reasons for health-care providers to ensure fraud & abuse law compliance A recent health-care fraud investigation and settlement demonstrates three important reminders for health care providers: 1. The federal government is serious about its commitment to holding providers accountable under fraud and abuse laws. 2. The government’s enforcement efforts include not only large hospital ...

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Mississippi school district sues maker of e-cigarettes

A school district in Mississippi is suing the largest e-cigarette maker in the U.S., saying that Juul Labs is deceptively marketing its products to teenagers and causing young people to become addicted. The Jefferson County School District filed the lawsuit Dec. 5 in federal court in southern Mississippi. Attorneys are seeking to have it certified as a class-action lawsuit on ...

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3 named to Methodist Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors

Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson has added Dr. Jasmin Owens Chapman, Bob Rambo and Phillip W. Bowman to its board of directors. Since 1998, Chapman has served as chief executive officer of the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center (JHCHC), with 27 locations, 300 employees and an annual budget over $26 million. The first female and first dentist to be CEO at ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle welcomes new Food and nutrition director

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle welcomes Jessica Weller, Morrison’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services. She comes to Columbus from San Antonio, Texas where she worked as Director of Nutrition and Culinary and served as Executive Chef for HHS Culinary at a private surgical hospital. Originally from Orange, Texas, located in the Golden Triangle of that state, a lifelong love of ...

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