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Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Sidney Chevis, MD and Rachael Nuschke, NP


For immediate release March 18, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Sidney Chevis, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine at 644 Dunbar Ave, Bay St. Louis.

Dr. Chevis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi. He earned his medical doctorate, and he completed his residency in family medicine, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Chevis completed his internship at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Rachael Nuschke, Memorial Nurse Practitioner, will be joining Dr. Chevis at the clinic. To schedule an appointment, call (228) 467-9238.

Memorial NICU Wins First Place for Best Practices


For immediate release March 18, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was named as the first place winner by Medela for its breast milk programs which help to improve infant health. By facilitating and increasing human milk consumption in the NICU, Medela, a women and infant health company, recognizes breast milk programs nationwide for best practices. Memorial Hospital will receive Medela NICU products valued at $10,000. ¬¬¬¬

Mississippi has the highest rate of premature births in the United States and the lowest breastfeeding rate. To overcome these statistics, Memorial set a goal to increase the number of women who breastfed, particularly the mothers of infants in the NICU.

Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed by board certified neonatologists who care for sick infants and newborns. The only NICU on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Memorial provides a specially equipped ground transport vehicle to make the unit available to acutely ill or potentially unstable infants from the surrounding communities.

Memorial Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Judith Smith, Now Scheduling Appointments at Biloxi Clinic


For Immediate Release March 19, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. — Memorial Physician Clinics is pleased to announce Dr. Judith W. Smith, Orthopedic Surgeon, is now seeing patients at 1756 Popp’s Ferry Road in Biloxi.

Dr. Smith is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the state of Mississippi with fellowship training in foot and ankle reconstruction surgery. She graduated Cum Laude with her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in New Jersey. She earned her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery/The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York, after two years of General Surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She then pursued a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, after which she joined the orthopedic faculty at The Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, as chief of the division of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.

Dr. Smith is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery.

To schedule an appointment, call (228) 388-0949.

Memorial Celebrates National Donate Life Month

For Immediate Release March 25, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Hospital is celebrating National Donate Life Month with three opportunities for the community to help save lives:

April 2 - Register to be an organ donor.

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) will be on-site at Memorial Hospital Wednesday, April 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Main Atrium (located just off the Parking Garage) to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation and to register donors. A family whose lives were changed by an organ donation will also be available to share their story. Eligible donors must be Mississippi residents who are at least 18 years old. Please stop by the booth for more information or to enroll in the Mississippi Donor Registry. Donors may also register online at donatelifems.org.

April 22 - Give blood.

Help celebrate National Donate Life Month by participating in the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 22, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Memorial Medical Office Building Atrium. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code memorialgport; or call Angie, 865-3422 or Laura, 867-5030. All blood types needed. Picture ID required. Walk-ins are welcome.

April 30 - Join the Bone Marrow Registry.

Be The Match® Foundation will hold a Bone Marrow Registry Drive Wednesday, April 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Main Atrium at Memorial Hospital (located just off the Parking Garage). A few simple cheek swabs (no needles) is all it takes to help others with life-threatening blood cancers-like leukemia and lymphoma—or other diseases! If you are between the ages of 18 and 44, joining the registry is free; if you are over the age of 44, a $100 fee will be required. To learn more, visit BeTheMatch.org or call Madonna Phillips, National Bone Marrow Donor Program, at (877) 601-1925, ext. 4350.

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Sanjay Chaube, MD and Ashley Skaggs, NP


For Immediate Release April 1, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Sanjay Chaube, MD, in the practice of Internal Medicine with Dr. Irene Koskan at 835 Thames Avenue in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Dr. Chaube received his Master of Science degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. Chaube is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Ashley Skaggs, NP, Memorial Nurse Practitioner, will be joining Dr. Chaube at the clinic.

In early May, Dr. Chaube and Ashley Skaggs, NP, will be moving to their new office located at 300 Drinkwater Blvd in Bay St. Louis. To schedule an appointment, call (228) 466-4977.


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