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Forrest General names Employee Award Winners

Steven Allseitz was recently name Forrest General Hospital’s 2017 Employee of the Year during a celebration that recognized other employees, too. Allseitz is Equipment/Supply Management Coordinator in the Cath Lab. Also honored were the four winners of the 12th Annual Philip Rogers Quality Award. The award is named for Dr. Philip Rogers, a nephrologist with Hattiesburg Clinic, who dedicated 32 ...

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Blue Cross, Habitat dedicate 6th home

Constance Mitchell and her three children are now homeowners thanks to the support of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and its Team Blue employee volunteers, as well as Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA). Team Blue volunteers worked Saturdays during September and October to build Mitchell’s home on Smith Robinson Street in Jackson. This is the sixth ...

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UMMC promotes Stewart to associate dean

Dr. Jimmy Stewart Jr., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, has been promoted to associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He continues as residency program director for internal medicine and pediatrics through June 2018. Stewart will oversee faculty evaluations, accreditation and quality improvement and becomes the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council ...

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UMMC names Pittman department chair

Dr. Shannon Pittman has been named chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. A faculty member since 2005, Pittman is professor and former vice chair of the department. She has served as residency program director and medical director since 2007. A graduate of Tougaloo College, Pittman earned her M.D. at UMMC and was ...

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Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Elects Officers

Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees in Gulfport recently elected officers. David White was elected Chairman; Linda Sherman, Vice-Chairman; and Gary Fredericks, Secretary/Treasurer. White, of Gulfport, was appointed by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors in September 1993; Sherman, of Gulfport, was appointed by the City of Gulfport in March 2010; and Fredericks, of Gulfport, was appointed by the City of ...

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Memorial Names Third Quarter 2017 STAR Recipients

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the Third Quarter 2017 Star awards, which recognizes outstanding customer service. The recipients are, front row, from left, John Foxworth, Environmental Services; Greg Lefort, Biomedical Engineering; Sonya Williams, Diagnostic Imaging. Middle row, Loretta Crocker, Medical Telemetry; Ashleigh Jones, Hospitalists; Tammy Arcana, Patient Registration. Back row, Janice Monteleone, Food & Nutrition Services; ...

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Stanford Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine

Melissa “Missy” M. Stanford, DNP, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine. Stanford received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, where she also received her Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a member of ...

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Mississippi native Taylor named chair of pediatrics at UMMC

Dr. Mary Taylor, a University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine alumna and professor of pediatrics, was recently named chair of the Department of Pediatrics. She is the first woman and first UMMC graduate to hold the post. She will be the fourth chair of Pediatrics in the 62-year history of the Medical Center, following founding chair Dr. Blair ...

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Medicaid up for big debates at Mississippi Capitol in 2018

Mississippi legislators in 2018 are expected to bicker over Medicaid, a government health insurance program that consumes a large portion of the state budget and covers about 1 in every 4 residents. The program comes up for a thorough review every few years, and 2018 is one of them. Legislators could discuss a wide range of issues, including managed-care contracts ...

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