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Edna D. Craddieth named director of patient access at Madison River Oaks Medical Center

Edna D. Craddieth, of Jackson, has been named director of patient access at Madison River Oaks Medical Center. Craddieth has an extensive background in business administration and began her healthcare career when she joined Central Mississippi Medical Center in 1999.  Over the last 15 years she has also worked at Natchez Community Hospital and most recently served as the revenue ...

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Interventional cardiologist Qasim M. Cheema joins Central Mississippi Medical Center

Interventional cardiologist Qasim M. Cheema, MD, has joined the active medical staff of Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Cheema is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is board eligible in interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. After beginning at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas, Cheema completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Methodist DeBakey Hospital in ...

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Alasdair Roe named new president/CEO of Healthcare Providers Insurance Company

Healthcare Providers Insurance Company, RRG, (HPIC), sponsored by the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA), has announced the appointment of Alasdair Roe to the position of president/chief executive officer of HPI Company (HPICO), which is the attorney-in-fact for HPIC, effective Sept. 1. Previously, he served as chief operating officer. Retiring President/CEO Larry Bourne will serve as president emeritus and work closely with ...

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Dr. Stan Kuczaj elected president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 6

Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor of psychology and director of the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 6. He will become president-elect at the August 2014 APA meeting, take over as president in August 2015 and become past president in August 2016.

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Dr. Hannah Gay to get honorary degree

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Aug. 9. Gay will also was the speaker for the graduation ceremony, which honored graduate students on the Hattiesburg campus. Gay, a Mississippi native, received her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at ...

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Clay Hudson named new OB/GYN at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle welcomes new OB/GYN Clay Hudson, MD, to its medical staff. Hudson received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Millsaps College. He is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. Hudson completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He ...

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W.Va., Mississippi top nation in adult obesity

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found adult rates at 35.1 percent in both states. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent. ...

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Dr. Harper Stone elected president of the AHA Greater Southeast board

Dr. Harper Stone was elected president of the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors. He is serving on the board during the association’s 2014-2015 fiscal year. Stone is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is currently affiliated with the Jackson Heart Clinic and serves as president of the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance (MHCA). Prior to ...

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