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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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Copiah County Medical Center earns accreditation in mammography

Copiah County Medical Center announced the facility has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards. CCMC ...

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Offiah joins Dermatology – West in Hattiesburg

Maureen N. Offiah, MD, FAAD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – West. She has special practice interests in medical dermatology, surgical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. Offiah received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi in Jackson. She completed an internship in internal medicine and a dermatology residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Offiah is board certified ...

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Mississippi suspends OB-GYN physician amid accusations

Mississippi has suspended the medical license of an OB-GYN physician amid several complaints about him, including that he had an affair with one of his married employees starting in 2015 and tried to insert abortion-inducing drugs into her while she was pregnant with his child. The baby was born in 2016. The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure on Wednesday ordered ...

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New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season

Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses. National Guard troops and rescue crews in high-water vehicles took up positions around the state ...

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Mississippi confirms 1st case of West Nile virus for 2019

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state’s first human case of West Nile virus this year. The department says Thursday that the case is in Smith County, in the central part of the state. In 2018, Mississippi had 50 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, with no deaths from it. In 2017, the state had 63 cases with ...

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Forrest General Hospital receives award

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Forrest General earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic Heart & Vascular welcomes four new providers

Hattiesburg Clinic Heart & Vascular has added four new providers to its growing team. Carter G. Holland, PA-C; Danielle H. McVeigh, CNP; Leslie R. Tynes, CNP; and Gina R. Whitehead, CNP,  joined Heart & Vascular. The four providers work with the department’s physicians, giving follow-up care to patients who are being treated for cardiac disorders and related conditions. Holland earned ...

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