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MSAHT Staff Members Attend Mississippi Hospital Association's Annual Opioid Summit

Posted on 3/27/2024
All four MSAHT staff members were delighted to attend and represent MSAHT at the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Annual Opioid Summit this month in Philadelphia, Miss.

MHA launches Find Help Mississippi

Posted on 2/28/2024
Find Help Mississippi’s primary goal is to boost communication between healthcare and social services to improve follow-through on referrals, as well as to act as a support finder for citizens.

MHA Honors Hospitals and Health Systems at 36th Annual MAGGIE Awards

Posted on 12/6/2023
Mississippi Hospital Association is honored to recognize leaders and teams in Mississippi hospitals and health systems.

Hogan Named to MHA Board of Governors

Posted on 11/13/2023
The Mississippi Hospital Association recently named Brian K. Hogan, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, to serve on the Board of Governors as the Northeast Council Representative through June 20

Member Spotlight  



Charity Lara, South Central Medical Center

Charity Lara recently attended and received certification for Community Interpreter Training: Medical, Educational and Social Service Interpreting (CIT) along with the Medical Terminology Training (MT) hosted by the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity. The training lasted two weeks, April 10 – 19, 2024. 

During this course, Ms. Lara, along with the other registrants, learned interactive and educational skills and gained meaningful practice to allow them to be actively engaged in the entire community interpreter training course. 

Ms. Lara passed both the community and the medical tests. She is one of the six translators on staff at South Central Regional in the In-Person Translation Services department. 



MHA Member Highlights

Community Health Clinic Renamed to Honor Dominican Sister

Posted on 5/14/2024
St. Dominic’s Community Health Clinic has been renamed to honor Sister Mary Trinita Eddington who started the clinic and served patients as a nurse practitioner for more than 25 years.

The Medical Center Nurses Week

Posted on 5/14/2024
To complete National Nurses Week, The Medical Center held the Nursing Recognition Breakfast and presented awards to the cream of the crop – Nursing Excellence.


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