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Memorial Hospital names first DAISY Award recipient

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named Amy Wade, RN, Medical/Surgical, as the first DAISY Award honoree on June 6. Wade was presented The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for the exceptional compassion and skill she displayed to her patient, who nominated her. “We are thankful for the compassionate care Amy and our other nominees provide our patients every day,” said ...

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Wound Care Center recognized as Center of Excellence

The wound care center at Merit Health River Oaks has been named a Healogics Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence. Pictured members of the Merit Health River Oaks Wound Care Department, holding the Center of Distinction Award, are, from left, Anna Wilson, RN; Kirby Orme, MD, medical director; Michael Smith, HBO tech/safety director; Michelle Harper, clinical nurse manager; Nelda ...

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Laster joins Hattiesburg Clinic Comprehensive Care

Sonia C. Laster, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Comprehensive Care, providing care for patients with complex medical conditions. Her goal is to help educate her patients about their health and help them avoid unnecessary hospital visits. She has special interests in illness prevention and health care promotion. Laster received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Samantha McGill

Samantha McGill, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, joined the staff at Memorial Physician Clinics in Bay St. Louis and Diamondhead. McGill received her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in diabetes at The Diabetes Center in Ocean Springs since 2013. McGill is certified in pump management and is board certified ...

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McCoy sworn in as MBP Executive Director

Susan McCoy was sworn in as Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy by Justice James (Jim) Kitchens. Prior to her promotion to Executive Director, McCoy served the MBP as a compliance agent for the last nine and a half years. In addition to her role as a compliance agent, McCoy also has over 25 years of experience in ...

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Fite named Employee of the Quarter at South Mississippi State Hospital

Lisa Fite was named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter 2019 Employee of the Quarter. Fite joined SMSH in Purvis in October 2017. She graduated from Oak Grove High School and lives in Lamar County. Fite attended Jones County Community College where she earned certification as a Nurse Health Assistant. She also attended Pearl River Community College School of Nursing. ...

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Memorial Hospital names Pierce as Senior Director, System Development

Gulfport Memorial Hospital has named Chas Pierce, MPH, as Senior Director, System Development. In his new role, Mr. Pierce will oversee the operational and financial management of multiple physician services including hospital-based physician specialties and other providers. He will also serve as point of contact between Memorial departments and other facilities.

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Gulfport Memorial names Walker as Vice President, Clinic Operations

Memorial Hospital has named Matt Walker, RN, MSN/MBA, as Vice President, Clinic Operations. Walker most recently held the position of Senior Director, Clinic Operations. In his new role, Mr. Walker will provide strategic focus to attain improved clinical outcomes and physician operating efficiencies throughout the system of care at Memorial and more than 95 Memorial Physician Clinics.

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Memorial Hospital at Gulfport names LaFontaine as Chief Administrative Officer

Memorial Hospital has named April LaFontaine, FACHE, MBA, CPC, as Chief Administrative Officer. LaFontaine most recently held the position of Vice President, Revenue Cycle Services. In her new role, LaFontaine will continue to lead the revenue cycle divisions, with new oversight of the organization’s strategic priorities working with providers and facilities for the purposes of potential collaboration and/or shared services.

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Singing River Health System’s Ocean Springs Hospital Awarded ‘A’ for Patient Safety

Singing River Health System’s Ocean Springs Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ grade by Leapfrog’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Report. The designation recognizes the Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns ...

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