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BILL CRAWFORD — Coronavirus lesson: we’re more fragile than invulnerable

Fragile…the word itself seems frail, matching its etymology from the Latin fragilis, with frag meaning “to break” and ilis meaning “subject to.” Thanks to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we see many things today more fragile, more susceptible to breaking, than ever before. Many were made that way by our false sense of invulnerability. Take our health care system. Americans enjoy the most ubiquitous, capable, and costly health ...

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Mississippi’s 2020 Neshoba Fair canceled because of virus

The 2020 edition of “Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty” is being canceled because of concern about the coronavirus pandemic. Directors of the Neshoba County Fair said in a statement Wednesday that they’ve been consulting with public health officials and determined it would not be possible to ensure that people “safely and effectively” follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control. “For these reasons, the ...

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THURSDAY: 12 new Coronavirus deaths along with 238 new cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 16,560 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 238 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 57th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 42 days of more than 200 (17 consecutive) and 15 days of 300 or more and four of ...

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SBJ names surgery center administrator

     Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. of Hattiesburg has announced Dixie Norris, RN as its Southern Surgery Center administrator.             Southern Surgery Center provides orthopedic and pain management procedures for the physicians at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists. This facility includes four operating rooms, one procedure room, nine pre-op bays, nine recovery bays, two overnight extended care rooms, and ...

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WEDNESDAY: 15 new Coronavirus deaths along with 302 new cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 16,322 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 302 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 56th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 41 days of more than 200 (16 consecutive) and 15 days of 300 or more and four of ...

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Mississippi to name nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Hobbs speaks at a Senate hearing on healthcare, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. He outlined Mississippi COVID-19 cases and deaths by race and ethnicity, and presented a CARES Act funding request before the lawmakers who are members from the Senate Medicaid and Public Health and Welfare committees. The legislators also ...

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Forrest General names DAISY Award winner for May

A member of the medical profession for 18 years, Brandy Bruce, an RN at Forrest General Hospital, said it was taking care of patients that brought her to radiology after stints in both critical care and surgery. On Thursday, Brandy Bruce, a medical professional for 18 years and an RN at Forrest General Hospital, has been recognized as the hospital’s second ...

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TUESDAY: 28 new Coronavirus deaths along with 268 new cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 16,020 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 268 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 55th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 40 days of more than 200 (15 consecutive) and 14 days of 300 or more and four of ...

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Memorial names Senior Director, Human Resources

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport has named Sandra Vincent, as Senior Director, Human Resources. Vincent joined Memorial in 2017 with more than 20 years’ experience. In her role, as Senior Director, she will provide leadership and direction to the Talent Acquisition, Workforce Readiness, Performance Management and Employee Relations teams. Vincent received her Master’s in Business Administration from WP Carey School of Business from Arizona ...

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Memorial names Pierce and Juzang as vice presidents

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport recently promoted Chas Pierce, MPH, to Vice President, System Development, and Angie Juzang to Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations. In his new role, Pierce will grow Memorial market share by developing relationships with external entities, as well as expanding the telehealth program. He has 14 years of healthcare management experience in revenue cycle, outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and operations. Pierce most recently served as Senior Director, System Development. He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and his Master of Public Health, with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration, from the University of Southern Mississippi. Juzang ...

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