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Pizzimenti named to Internal Medicine Board

David Pizzimenti, D.O., has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Internal Medicine. As North Mississippi Medical Center’s Associate Medical Officer of Acute Care, Dr. Pizzimenti directs the hospitalist program as well as the new Internal Medicine Residency Program. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville. ...

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NMMC Emergency Services Department earns geriatric accreditation

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Services Department has earned Geriatric Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. NMMC’s Emergency Department has achieved the bronze standard- Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation. ACEP, with support from The Gary and Mary West Health Institute and John A. Hartford Foundation, launched the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) program to recognize those emergency ...

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Dr. Lane joins NMMC Rehabilitation Institute

Physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Michael Lane, M.D., has joined the medical staff of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute. Lane comes to Tupelo from Johnston Willis Rehabilitation Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, where he has worked since 2016. He previously served as medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Southwest Louisiana in Lake Charles from 2010-2016. Prior to that, he ...

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Dr. Melody Byram joins NMMC

Dr. Melody F. Byram, who is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children’s of Mississippi, is caring for seriously ill pediatric patients at North Mississippi Medical Center. As a pediatric hospitalist, Byram acts as a direct liaison with NMMC’s Emergency Department and Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, admitting patients whose ...

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Rogers tapped for MANA presidency

Rob Rogers, chief certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at North Mississippi Medical Center, has been elected president of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He will serve a two-year term. A Tupelo native, Rogers earned an associate degree in nursing from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville in 1995. He earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2000 from the ...

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NMMC-Iuka Receives 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc.

North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka has been recognized with the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care. Only six hospitals received the award for achieving top performance in all six of the areas measured in Premier’s nationally-acclaimed QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and ...

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Tobie Gillean wins social worker award

Tobie Gillean, LCSW, CCM, has been named Health Care Social Worker of the Year for 2015 by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. Gillean is director of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute, a 28-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit; NMMC Skilled Nursing Facility, a 20-bed hospital-based skilled nursing facility; as well as a physical medicine and rehabilitation ...

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Tobie Gillean gets leadership post

Tobie Gillean, LCSW, CCM, has been named director of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute and Skilled Nursing Facility in Tupelo. Gillean has been employed by NMMC for 20 years in a variety of roles, most recently serving as clinical coordinator for the Rehabilitation Institute and Skilled Nursing Facility. In her new position, she will provide operational oversight to clinical ...

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North Mississippi Medical Center’s MIS restructured

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Management Information Services department has recently been restructured with new leadership roles at the Tupelo hospital. Slayton Austria, who was named as vice president and chief information officer in September 2014, has restructured and added three people to the MIS management team to improve customer service. Donny Wiggins has been named director of Business Systems Operations ...

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HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Larger operations can give aid to struggling rural hospitals

An estimated 40 percent of rural hospitals in the country are operating at a loss, and the situation is getting worse for many rural hospitals not affiliated with larger healthcare facilities because of increased government regulations combined with reduced reimbursements. Closure of a rural hospital can have a devastating impact on a small community that is already losing population and ...

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