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New accelerated pharmacy school planned at William Carey

By BECKY GILLETTE A groundbreaking is planned soon for a school of pharmacy at William Carey University Tradition campus, which will bring pharmacy education closer to residents of South Mississippi while helping meet a shortage of pharmacists in rural areas of the region. Dr. Michael Malloy, who has been named dean of the new pharmacy school, said the closest pharmacy ...

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Southern Miss College of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region. On Friday, April 7, the Southern Miss College of Nursing will present an evening of dinner, dance and reflection as part of a 50th ...

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Bracey joins Columbia Family Clinic

Brittney E. Bracey, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Columbia Family Clinic. Bracey received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American ...

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Forrest General among first in Mississippi to offer alternative with newly approved Watchman

Forrest General Hospital is among the first hospitals in Mississippi to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term warfarin medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. “The new WATCHMAN LAAC Implant provides physicians with a breakthrough stroke risk reduction option for patients with non-valvular AF, especially those who are poor candidates ...

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Lewis Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology

Kaylon A. Lewis, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology. Lewis received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss. She also holds a Post-Master’s Certificate as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified as an adult and gerontology nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing ...

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Ford Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – South

V. Ashley Ford, CNP, recently joined Elizabeth Francis Rose, MD, FAAD, at Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – South. Ms. Ford will assist Dr. Rose in providing dermatological care to patients. Dermatology – South, located at 3 Thompson Park in Hattiesburg, Miss., is a full-service dermatology clinic that offers comprehensive dermatologic care for all ages and skin types. Services include the treatment ...

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Forrest General Hospital becomes first in the state to perform a transcatheter mitral valve repair

Forrest General Hospital became the first hospital in Mississippi to treat mitral regurgitation using transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with MitraClip therapy on Thursday, Jan. 5. The procedure was performed by a Forrest General team of cardiologists led by Christopher Douglas, M.D., cardiologist. The mitral valve, located between the two left chambers of the heart, has two flaps of tissue, called ...

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Upon turning 50, USM’s Nursing College moves to state-of-the-art home

By TED CARTER The opening of University of Southern Mississippi’s Asbury Hall for classes Jan. 17 gives USM a leading role in a strategy by which Mississippi has more than doubled its nursing school graduates since the start of the previous decade. USM’s college of Nursing already accounts for 23.55 percent of nursing baccalaureate degrees awarded in the state, followed by ...

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Researchers show off medical drones for disasters, shootings

Researchers say they hope small helicopter drones can bring medical care to areas after severe weather or mass shootings. They showed off models Tuesday at John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond. A partnership between William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Hinds Community College drone program is developing what’s called the Health Integrated Rescue Operation. The partners are ...

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Forrest Health’s CleanEarth solves medical waste disposal needs

By BECKY GILLETTE / Hattiesburg Business Today HATTIESBURG — Prior to 2000, most hospitals in the U.S. had medical waste incinerators, often on site. That included Forrest General Hospital. Then the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that all hospital incinerators in the U.S. had to either be shut down or be upgraded — something that could cost millions of dollars — by September ...

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