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Forrest General Hospital among nation’s top performing hospitals

For the fifth consecutive year, Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Forrest General is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

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Gulfport Memorial names Lewis as Senior Director, Senior Care

Memorial Hospital has named Kyle Lewis, LNHA, MS, RD, LD, as Senior Director, Senior Care. Lewis is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) who oversees the daily operational activities of Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center. He evaluates the residents’ needs and implements strategies for growth and coordination of resources to best meet those needs. He will focus on the overall success ...

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South Mississippi State Hospital awarded joint commission accreditation

South Mississippi State Hospital has, once again, earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Healthcare Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. SMSH underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site review March 25-27. During the ...

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Children’s Clinic in Hattiesburg expands services, staff

Children’s Clinic, a satellite location of Hattiesburg Clinic, is now offering walk-in immediate care appointments with the addition of two new providers. Savannah B.C. Murray, CNP, and Felicia S. Stewart, CNP, joined Children’s Clinic, where they provide immediate care services for infants, children and adolescents. Murray has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Alcorn State University in Lorman, and ...

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Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Honors Nurse

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named Colin Steenkamp, RN, ICU, as a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses honoree for the compassion and skill he displayed to his patient Michael (Mick) Petras. Steenkamp was nominated by Petras’s wife, Diane. Pictured, from left, are Melissa D. Steenkamp, NP, Cardiology Physicians; Colin Steenkamp; Diane Petras and granddaughter Stefanie Matthews. (Courtesy of Memorial Hospital)

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Michael Payment joins Memorial Physician Clinics

Michael Payment, MD, FACC, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in the practice of Cardiology. Payment is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. He has more than 21 years of experience specializing in cardiovascular conditions and has been a member of Memorial Medical Staff since 2010. Memorial cardiologists have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report ...

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New member appointed to Board of Health, three others reappointed

Jim Perry of Jackson is the newest member of the Mississippi State Board of Health, appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant for a six-year term. Perry is a managing director at Wells Fargo Securities where he is head of the Southern Region and the co-head of Structured Finance for the firm’s public finance department. He has led the structuring and execution ...

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Forrest General’s Hospice ranks in top 5% in national survey

Forrest General’s Home Care and Hospice has received the Strategic Healthcare Programs’ (SHP) Best Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction Award. The award recognizes the hospital for achieving an overall score that ranked within the top 5 percent in the SHP national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice benchmark and above the SHP national average for each CAHPS hospice quality ...

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Mental health services ending for thousands in Mississippi

Mental health services will soon end for thousands of adults and children in four Mississippi Gulf Coast counties because of a lack of funding. The Gulf Coast Mental Health Center notified the boards of supervisors in Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River and Stone counties that the grant-funded agency will be unable to fund services after Aug. 11, news outlets reported. And, ...

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Hall joins Hattiesburg Clinic Neurological Surgery

Bradley T. Hall, DO, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Neurological Surgery. Hall provides care for patients in need of surgery for diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. He also specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. Hall received his medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at Michigan ...

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