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Forrest General announces annual award winners

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently presented awards to its top employee, leadership and physician. Employees recognized during the event included Forrest General’s We C.A.R.E. Award recipients, honored for upholding the hospital’s We C.A.R.E. philosophy; Service Award recipients, who were recognized for years of service to the organization; and the 2018 employee of the year, Chuck Pierce. Also honored were ...

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Memorial Cancer Center doctor awarded Preceptor of the Year

Deepu Thoppil (left), MD, Merit Health Wesley, presents Pamela Tuli, MD, Gulfport Memorial Oncologist/Hematologist, the Preceptor of the Year Award for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The award is given to individuals who are exemplary practitioners, role models, coaches, learning facilitators, and team players. Tuli joined Memorial Cancer Center in 2010. She earned her medical doctorate and completed her residency ...

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MBGH appoints Harber chairman of Health & Wellness Committee

Murray L. Harber is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health, a coalition of more than 70 Mississippi employers that seek continuous improvement in the quality and cost effectiveness of health and health care through shared solutions. Murray also consults with companies that provide innovative solutions to employers which provide value. He is a national speaker for ...

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Dobbs named new state health officer

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced that Interim State Health Officer and former State Epidemiologist Thomas E. Dobbs, MD, MPH, has been appointed Mississippi’s new State Health Officer. Former State Health Officer Mary Currier, MD, MPH, retired October 31, 2018, after almost nine years as State Health Officer. Dobbs’ appointment came during a regularly scheduled State Board of Health ...

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Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees elects officers

Gulfport’s Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees elected officers for 2019. David White was re-elected Chairman; Gary Fredericks, Vice-Chairman; and Carlos Bell, Secretary/Treasurer. White was appointed by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors; Fredericks was appointed by the City of Gulfport; and Bell was appointed jointly by Harrison County and the City of Gulfport. Other members of the Memorial Hospital Board ...

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Matani joins Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service

Nedal M. Matani, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service as a hospitalist. Matani received his medical degree from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. He completed internship and residency programs in internal medicine through New York Medical College at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, N.J.

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Burns

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomed Robert Burns, MD, in the practice of Internal Medicine in Pascagoula. Burns received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Montgomery, and his residency from Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis. Burns is board certified in internal medicine.

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Barham joins Oak Grove Family Clinic

Kara L. Barham, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Oak Grove Family Clinic. Barham works under the supervision of J.D. Dumas, III, MD, treating chronic and acute conditions and promoting health and disease prevention. She also has a special interest in performing minor outpatient procedures. Barham received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing ...

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Forrest General, Pine Grove honored with Maggie Awards

Forrest General’s Marketing and Communications Department was honored at the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Maggie Awards ceremony, recognizing excellence in marketing and public relations efforts of Mississippi hospitals. Forrest General received a Maggie Award and the Best In Show Video designation for 100 Years Lived Well, a feature story about a LiveWell patient who celebrated his 100th birthday at the facility. ...

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