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Rogers tapped for MANA presidency

Rob Rogers, chief certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at North Mississippi Medical Center, has been elected president of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He will serve a two-year term. A Tupelo native, Rogers earned an associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville in 1995. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2000 from the ...

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Merit Health Medical Group welcomes Kim Gross

Merit Health Medical Group has added Kim Gross, FNP, PMHNP, to its allied health staff. Gross has over 20 years of nursing experience and is a member of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners. She holds her master of science degree in nursing in both family practice and mental health from The University of Alabama. Additionally, she holds her bachelor ...

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Brunson to become director of medical association

By JACK WEATHERLY Soon Dr. Claude Brunson will switch from being president of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, which, as much as anything rides herd on physicians, to full-time director of the Mississippi Medical Association, which serves an advocacy role for doctors. Association Board Chairwoman Dr. Jennifer Bryan said in an association release that “all of the state’s physicians ...

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Munna joins Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

HolliAnna M. Munna, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Munna, who has a background as a surgical nurse, helps patients manage conditions related to physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physical medicine & rehabilitation providers, like Munna, treat injuries or illnesses that have an effect on movement and function, with a goal to decrease pain, enhance performance and improve patients’ ...

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Illinois medical equipment maker expanding in Mississippi

Medical equipment maker Baxter International is expanding a Mississippi Delta plant, with plans to add 50 to 100 new employees in about two years. Baxter spokeswoman Lauren Russ told The Associated Press that the company is doubling capacity at its Cleveland plant to fill bottles of irrigation solution used to clean tissue and wounds. Baxter is also adding equipment to ...

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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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