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ANALYSIS: Mississippi says mental health demands exceed law

There’s a man, 68 years old when a federal government expert met him, who at the time had been admitted to one of Mississippi’s state mental hospitals 46 times in his life. That man is an exemplar of the case the federal government will seek to make during a bench trial that’s scheduled to start Tuesday before U.S. District Judge ...

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Bynum joins Lincoln Road Family Medicine

Stephanie D. Bynum, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Lincoln Road Family Medicine as a primary care provider. Bynum received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She completed an internship and residency in family medicine at the University of South Alabama in Mobile . Bynum is board certified in family medicine by the American Board ...

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Merit Health Medical Group Physician receives distinctions

Dr. Scott Martin of Merit Health Medical Group achieved two distinctions: becoming board certified in wound care and being named a fellow. Martin became board-certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery. The ABWMS is an independent, non-profit evaluative organization whose accountability is to the practice of medicine as well as to the public they ...

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WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine receives national awards

William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine sent a delegation in April to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Education Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 20 WCUCOM representatives were honored during the conference: Research: Dr. Randall Harris, associate dean of Preclinical Sciences, earned third place in the annual research poster competition for his project, “Using Artificial Intelligence ...

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Dr. Johnson joins Premier Radiology

Premier Radiology, P.A., announced the association of Amanda B. Johnson, D.O., for the practice of interventional radiology. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Mississippi State University in Starkville in 2004. She earned her medical degree from Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and completed her internship with UNECOM/Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, N.Y. She completed two years ...

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Employees honored for service at Mississippi State Hospital

Mississippi State Hospital honored employees with April anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Service awards are given to MSH employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with one year and followed by every fifth anniversary year. Employees receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a Service Award Pin. The program is sponsored by Friends of ...

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Medicaid reform: Will GOP embrace expansion by another name?

Call it Medicaid reform, not Medicaid expansion. That’s part of the Mississippi Hospital Association’s latest effort to get Republicans to accept federal money and provide health insurance to now-uninsured adults. The association on Monday unveiled a plan it calls Mississippi Cares. By combining payments from people who get coverage and hospitals, the association says Mississippi can avoid spending any of ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — State population trends make healthcare issue big

Reckon conservatives will listen when two conservative, pro-capitalism columnists say healthcare is a big issue in Mississippi? Both Wyatt Emmerich and Sid Salter have conservative views and come from the owner side of newspapers where capitalism prevails. Both recently wrote powerful columns about the need to address healthcare issues in Mississippi. Emmerich wrote about Medicaid expansion and pointed to a ...

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Dr. Melody Byram joins NMMC

Dr. Melody F. Byram, who is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children’s of Mississippi, is caring for seriously ill pediatric patients at North Mississippi Medical Center. As a pediatric hospitalist, Byram acts as a direct liaison with NMMC’s Emergency Department and Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, admitting patients whose ...

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Dr. Meyer joins Children’s Clinic-Saltillo

Children’s Clinic-Saltillo announces the association of pediatrician Katie Meyer, D.O. Meyer comes to Saltillo from Merced, Calif., where she has practiced pediatrics with Dignity Health Medical Foundation since August 2016. Meyer earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and psychology from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, where she graduated with honors in May 2008. She received her medical ...

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