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Wound Care Center recognized as Center of Excellence

The wound care center at Merit Health River Oaks has been named a Healogics Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence. Pictured members of the Merit Health River Oaks Wound Care Department, holding the Center of Distinction Award, are, from left, Anna Wilson, RN; Kirby Orme, MD, medical director; Michael Smith, HBO tech/safety director; Michelle Harper, clinical nurse manager; Nelda ...

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Merit Health River Oaks receives prestigious international award

Baby-Friendly USA recently announced that Merit Health River Oaks has received international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. Albany, N.Y.-based Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing ...

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Merit Rankin taps Blaylock

Dwayne Blaylock, Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health River Oaks, will now also lead Merit Health Rankin as CEO in addition to his current duties. Blaylock has nearly 20 years of hospital administration experience. He was a member of the leadership team that helped create the Merit Health network. Previously, Blaylock was CEO at Merit Health Gilmore Memorial in Amory, ...

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