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THURSDAY — Another record day with 1,775 cases and 48 deaths reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 57,579 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single-day high of 1.775 newly identified cases on Thursay. It was the 13th time in the last 16 days there have been more than 1,000 cases in a day. In addition, hospitalizations are at an all time high at ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic participates in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Hattiesburg Clinic has announced the clinic’s participation in the COVE (Coronavirus Efficacy) study, a clinical research trial that will investigate a potential COVID-19 vaccine.  The purpose of the Moderna-sponsored study is to test how safe and effective the study vaccine is at preventing illness after someone is exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  To date, the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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WEDNESDAY — Another day over 1,500 cases with 34 new deaths reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 47,071 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 1,547 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the seventh time in eight days that total daily cases have exceeded 1,000. The verifiable single-day high for number of cases was 1,635 on July 21 as nine of the top 10 ...

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NewSouth NeuroSpine adds Kelsey Walsh to its team

Neurosurgeon Kelsey A. Walsh, MD, has joined NewSouth NeuroSpine in Flowood, MS. Dr. Walsh specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques, as well as general neurosurgery—including cranial and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Walsh received her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating in 2013. After a seven-year residency, Dr. Walsh completed her neurosurgery training at University of ...

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Forrest General Home Care of Marion General awarded Superior Performer Status

Forrest General Home Care of Marion General in Columbia has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score ranked in the top 20 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year. From left, Leslie Masters, RN, director of Forrest General Home Care; Kelly Franklin, RN, Patient Clinical manager, ...

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Mississippi governor adds 10 counties to mask mandate

Starting Monday, people will be required to wear masks in public in 23 out of 82 counties in Mississippi, per a new executive order by Gov. Tate Reeves. “COVID-19 is spreading and killing in our state. It’s not a hypothetical – it is happening,” Reeves said in a statement Monday morning. The executive order is an expansion of a past ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic selects new CEO

Hattiesburg Clinic has announced Bryan N. Batson, MD, as the new chief executive officer (CEO).  Batson, a Hattiesburg Clinic internal medicine physician for 17 years, has served on the Hattiesburg Clinic board of directors for the past 12 years, and he currently serves as the clinic’s chief medical informatics officer. Under his direction, the clinic’s Epic electronic medical record installation ...

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Farlow named CEO for Healthcare Providers Insurance Company

The Healthcare Providers Insurance Company (HPIC) Board of Directors recently announced that Rick Farlow has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Farlow‘s employment with HPIC began on July 6.  Mr. Farlow has more than 30 years of experience in the Healthcare Professional Liability Insurance arena.  Prior to joining HPIC, Mr. Farlow served in a dual role for a large, national insurance carrier. As a Managing Director, he was responsible for client services, ...

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THURSDAY — Single-day high of 1,230 Covid cases reported, 18 news deaths

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 39,797 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single-day record of 1,230 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the first time since the first Mississippi cases were reported in March that there have been back-to-back days of more than 1,000 cases. Prior to today, the verifiable ...

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Mississippi man pleads guilty in big health care fraud case

A Mississippi businessman faces up to 20 years in prison and $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to his part in a $510 million health care fraud scheme involving high-priced prescription pain cream. Wade Walters, 53, of Hattiesburg, appeared in federal court Thursday and pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to ...

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