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Memorial names 4th Quarter 2018 STAR recipients

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the Fourth Quarter 2018 Star awards, which recognize customer service. The recipients are, from left, seated, George Shrout, Security; Dawn Harris, Emergency Services; Rita Darden, Supply Chain and Distribution. Standing: Trisha Watts, Cardiac Cath Lab; Courtney Turner, Cardiology; and Michael Mallette, Professional Development. (Courtesy of Memorial Hospital)

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Bertschler joins Merit Health in Byram

Merit Health Medical Group has added Erica Bertschler, CFNP, to its allied health staff in Byram. Erica holds her master of science degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. Additionally, she holds her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Delta State University in Cleveland.

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Lynn Phillips-Gaines ranked among Forbes Best-in-State

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, a certified financial planner at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James, in Starkville was recently named to Forbes 2019 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List for the second consecutive year. The list spotlights top-performing advisors across the United States who were nominated by their firms and then researched, interviewed, and ranked in their respective states.

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The First promotes Eric Waldron

The First has announce the promotion of Eric Waldron to Mississippi region president for The First, A National Banking Association located in Hattiesburg. He is the former northern region president for The First. Eric lives in Hattiesburg with his wife Tracey. Eric and Tracey have three children and their first grandchild due in March. Eric was born in Dyersburg, TN, ...

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Entergy Mississippi announces new customer service leaders

Several experienced Entergy Mississippi employees will fill roles with the company: Jeanine Brooks, senior manager of distribution operations, southern region. A native of Brandon, Brooks began her career with Entergy Mississippi in 1989 and has served as construction manager since 2016. She has held roles in several departments, including the customer contact center and distribution operations, In her tenure with ...

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Southern AgCredit hires information technology specialist

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Wesley Head as information technology specialist in its administrative office in Ridgeland. Head graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining the co-op, he owned and operated his family technology company, Head Technology Group Inc. He and his wife live in Canton with their five children.

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Reeves joins Peoples Bank

Ryan Reeves has joined the bank and will serve as vice president and small business administration development officer. While based in Richland, Reeves is expected to work with customers all over the state and surrounding areas. Ryan is a 2008 graduate of East Central Community College, where he earned an Associates degree in Business, and a 2010 graduate of Mississippi ...

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St. Dominic earns Outstanding Achievement Award for cancer care

St. Dominic Hospital was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). St. Dominic’s is one of a select group of 24 accredited cancer programs in the United States to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed in 2018. St. Dominic’s also received the three-year accreditation for the ...

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Johnny Edwards joins Neel-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Johnny Edwards, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Engineer to assist in Neel-Schaffer’s Solid Waste Engineering practice. Edwards has more than 20 years of experience in solid waste engineering design and management. He joined Neel-Schaffer after working the last 11 years for Seminole County, Florida, where he rose to ...

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The First promotes Brian Aehnlich

Brian Aehnlich has been promoted to senior vice president, specialized lending for The First, A National Banking Association located in Hattiesburg. He currently resides in Hattiesburg with his wife of 31 years, Bridgett. They have three children Amy, Paul, and Jessica – along with four wonderful granddaughters, Anna Grace, Mila Wilder, Everly Rose and Lillian Sloan Murr. Aehnlich is a ...

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