When his donkey, Bobo, bit a large chunk out of the back of his leg, Ray Gustafson thought he would die from blood loss. But AirCare paramedics gave the rural Eupora resident one medication to promote clotting and a second, rarely used drug to reverse the effects of his blood thinners. The drug combo saved his life.
After making it through medical school, factory-fresh physicians may be forgiven for believing they can survive anything. Then they get the chance to prove it. Another years-long period of stress, long hours and wakeful nights are in store for them during their residency training. They're pretty certain they know what to expect - but do they?
Dr. Christopher Hughes, a Boston native, left Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey to move to Jackson, Mississippi to become the chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, shocking friends and colleagues. He’s never lived south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but since moving here, he’s come to appreciate Mississippi’s low cost of living, easy commute, delicious food and ubiquitous hospitality.
Dr. Claude Brunson, former Mississippi Medical Association president, is now leading another of the state's premier organizations for physicians. He is the new president of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, which is tasked with ensuring residents receive safe, ethical treatment from physicians and other health care professionals.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of July 16-22.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.