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Chandler named Employee of the Quarter

Corey Chandler was named South Mississippi State Hospital’s third quarter 2019 Employee of the Quarter. He is a native of Jones County and graduated from West Jones High School. Chandler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Coaching and Sports Administration with a minor in history from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. Before joining SMSH as an Active Treatment Technician ...

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Two more vaping-related illnesses identified

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional identified cases of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi, bringing the state total to nine with one death. Most of the identified cases have been in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age, with two being in adults 35 years of age or older. Nationwide, as of October ...

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NMMC Emergency Services Department earns geriatric accreditation

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Services Department has earned Geriatric Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. NMMC’s Emergency Department has achieved the bronze standard- Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. ACEP, with support from The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and John A. Hartford Foundation, launched the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program to recognize those emergency ...

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Merit Health Wesley welcomes new hospitalist

Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg added Amanda Daho-Habeeb, D.O., as a hospitalist. Habeeb previously worked at Hattiesburg Clinic, P.A. and Forrest General Hospital, where she served in the Department of Hospital Care Services since 2008. Prior to beginning her career in Hattiesburg, she served at IPC Hospitalists in St. Louis, MO, with medical staff affiliations at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, ...

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Expanded health coverage debated in race for insurance post

Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says he’s got more work to do as he seeks a fourth term. But Democratic challenger Robert Amos says Chaney is ignoring the most important work he should be doing — advocating for more health insurance for lower-income Mississippians. The state’s chief insurance regulator wouldn’t have the power to expand coverage without support from the ...

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Hughes, Hosemann chart similar paths on schools, Medicaid

Democrat Jay Hughes spent four years in the state House staking out a place as a champion of public schools and teachers, only to end up running against three-term secretary of state Delbert Hosemann, a Republican who’s promising a teacher pay raise every year and progress toward more funding for public schools. Now, as an underdog who’s at a financial ...

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School counselor cheered on through breast cancer journey

By MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS Until Kimberly Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer, she didn’t realize she had an army at her back. When the Shannon High School counselor had breast cancer surgery on April 1, the school organized a pink out in her honor, calling themselves Johnson’s Army. “I had no idea, no clue,” that so many people would rally ...

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Memorial Hospital enters partnership with AMR for Stone County residents

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has announced a new partnership agreement with American Medical Response (AMR) to provide emergency response ambulance services in the Stone County area. Currently, Stone County Hospital is responding to 911 calls and providing non-emergent transportation for area residents and will continue to provide services until the transition occurs on or before the end of the year. ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic opens new specialty department in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Clinic has announced the opening of Physical Medicine & Interventional Pain – Lincoln Center at 1 Lincoln Parkway, Suite 102, in Hattiesburg. Brent Bevard, DO, Bridgette Runnels, FNP, and Lauren B. Beckman, AGPCNP, have relocated their practice from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Hattiesburg Clinic’s main facility on 28th Avenue to the new department at Lincoln Center. Joining the ...

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