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North elected to ACHE Council of Regents

Andy North, FACHE, director of marketing and communications for St. Dominic’s, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members of approving governance and membership regulations and promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas. ...

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Mississippi could see push-pull on Medicaid expansion

Just as the leader of Mississippi’s Medicaid program cracked open the door Monday to the idea of expanding health coverage to some of the state’s uninsured residents, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves seemed to slam it shut. Medicaid Director Drew Snyder told House Appropriations Committee members Monday that the agency continues to hear from hospitals about how many patients don’t have ...

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Forrest Health president assumes additional role upon CEO retirement

Andy Woodard, president of Forrest Health in Hattiesburg, has added chief executive officer to his title, replacing CEO Evan Dillard who retired. Woodard has worked in various leadership positions at Forrest Health since 2001. Along with his role as chief financial officer, Woodard has been instrumental in leading the Forrest Health team’s strategic plan for many years. He is a ...

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Adhikari joins Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service

Subodh Adhikari, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service, where he provides care for patients who are hospitalized. Adhikari received his medical degree from the College of Medical Sciences in Bharatpur, Nepal. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Western Reserve Health Education, Inc. and Northside Regional Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He completed his residency at East Tennessee ...

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Suber joins Hattiesburg Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology

Traci D. Suber, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology. Suber provides obstetrical and gynecological care to patients from puberty and up, including patients with high-risk pregnancies. Suber received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She received her Nurse Practitioner degree from Emory University in Atlanta. Suber is board certified as a ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic breaks ground on new Lincoln road clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic has broken ground on what will be the new home of Lincoln Road Family Medicine, which will be relocating from Lincoln Center down the street. It will measure 22,161 square feet and will include 24 functioning exam rooms with space to add 12 more exam rooms.The architect for the project is Perkins and Williamson Architecture, PLLC, of Hattiesburg. ...

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Alabama bans smoking on public beach

The sugar-white sand in Gulf Shores is Alabama’s most popular half-mile stretch of public beachfront. This area also is undergoing $15 million in renovations and city officials want to keep it looking nice. So, in June, city officials adopted a wide-ranging list of regulations that included an Alabama first: The public beachfront became smoke-free. The ban is part of a ...

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Runnels joins two medical departments at Hattiesburg Clinic

Bridgette E. Runnels, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic, providing services at Pain Management Health Center and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Runnels works with patients who require treatment for the management of chronic pain and evaluates patients with spine and musculoskeletal conditions for treatment options. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and ...

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Chapman joins Children’s Clinic in Hattiesburg

Marla T. Chapman, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Children’s Clinic in Hattiesburg. Chapman provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents, with a special interest in adolescent care and transitional care. Chapman received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Greenville Health System ...

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