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  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Names Chas Pierce as Senior Director, System Development

    Date: May 17, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Hospital has named Chas Pierce, MPH, as Senior Director, System Development. In his new role, Mr. Pierce will oversee the operational and financial management of multiple physician services including hospital-based physician specialties and other providers. He will also serve as point of contact between Memorial departments and other facilities. This role will evaluate the needs of patients, their families and staff and work with Administration and other departments to create ......

  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Names Matt Walker as Vice President, Clinic Operations

    Date: May 17, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Hospital has named Matt Walker, RN, MSN/MBA, as Vice President, Clinic Operations. Mr. Walker most recently held the position of Senior Director, Clinic Operations. In his new role, Mr. Walker will provide strategic focus to attain improved clinical outcomes and physician operating efficiencies throughout the system of care at Memorial and more than 95 Memorial Physician Clinics. He will work with a strong foundation of providers, staff, and the leadership team to embrace nece......

  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Names April LaFontaine as Chief Administrative Officer

    Date: May 17, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Hospital has named April LaFontaine, FACHE, MBA, CPC, as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Ms. LaFontaine most recently held the position of Vice President, Revenue Cycle Services. In her new role, Ms. LaFontaine will continue to lead the revenue cycle divisions, with new oversight of the organization’s strategic priorities working with providers and facilities for the purposes of potential collaboration and/or shared services. Ms. LaFontaine will work to integrate demands o......

  • Memorial NICU Receives Digital CO2 Monitor Donation

    Date: May 15, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. —The Speck and Walker families donated a Sentec Digital Transcutaneous CO2 monitor (TcPCO2) to Memorial NICU on April 22, in memory of their son and brother, Randall Speck. At age 16, Randall was diagnosed with Stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma. It was rare in children and because of the advanced stage of the cancer, the survival rate was virtually non-existent. The Randall Speck Pediatric Special Needs Fund was established through Memorial Hospital Foundation by Randall’s parents, Richard and C......

  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

    Date: May 15, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. —Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award and two 5-Star Ratings in 2019 for Total Hip Replacement and Carotid Procedures. The Patient Experience Award recognizes Memorial as being among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. “Memorial is honored to be the only hospital on the Mississippi Gulf Coast......

  • Driftwood Nursing Center will become part of Memorial Hospital on July 1

    Date: May 14, 2019

    Gulfport, Miss.—Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is pleased to announce, effective July 1, Driftwood Nursing Center will officially become part of Memorial and operate as Memorial Driftwood Nursing Center. The center, a 151-bed nursing home facility, will remain at 1500 Broad Avenue and will add approximately 150 clinicians and support staff to Memorial. There will be no interruption in care provided to patients which includes 24-hour RN and LPN nursing care, a therapy team providing therapeutic activities......

  • Cardiologist Jay Libys joins Memorial Physician Clinics - Coast Cardiovascular Associates

    Date: May 13, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. —Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Jay Libys, MD, in the practice of Cardiology in association with Paul Mullen, MD; Antoine Rizk, MD; and Matthew Hann, MD, at Memorial Physician Clinics - Coast Cardiovascular Associates. Dr. Libys received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He was fellowship trained in non-invasive cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, M......

  • Memorial Celebrates National Donate Life Month

    Date: April 16, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. —The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) will be on-site at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport on Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., in the Parking Garage Atrium, to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation and to register donors. There are more than 115,000 people in America waiting for organ transplants. Another name is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes. In addition, each year hundreds of thousands of people benefit from donated tissue and......

  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Leads in Advanced Surgical Technologies

    Date: April 2, 2019

    A steadfast determination to improve patient care at every level has long motivated Memorial Hospital to introduce breakthrough medical technologies in communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Thousands of Robotic Surgery Cases Completed Memorial launched its robotic-assisted surgery program in 2010 with its first case using the Da Vinci system. This type of surgery allows the surgeon to perform minimally invasive procedures with precision and accuracy, resulting in fewer complications and reduced ......

  • Aimee W. Robertson Named Memorial Hospital Foundation President

    Date: March 28, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors has named Aimee Robertson as president effective March 25. Aimee joins Memorial Hospital Foundation with a background of more than 12 years in finance and business. She most recently served as Senior Regional Marketing Manager at Hancock Whitney in Gulfport; and as a Relationship Manager in Hancock Bank’s Trust and Asset Management group 2010 until 2014. Aimee received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mississippi State Universit......