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  • Claire Tindell Appointed to Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees

    Date: January 17, 2019

    GULFPORT, Miss. —Claire Tindell was appointed by the City of Gulfport to serve on Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees effective Jan. 1, replacing former board member Ric Williams. Mrs. Tindell is a resident of Gulfport and is employed with Tindell Investments and Properties, LLC . She is a member of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association and a member of Gulf Gardeners . Other members of Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees include: Carlos Bell, Dr. Thad Carter, Gary Fredericks , Carrolyn Hamilton, A.J.M. “B......

  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Terminates Agreement with Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage Plans

    Date: December 18, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss. —Memorial Hospital at Gulfport will terminate the agreement with Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage as of January 31, 2019. Memorial Hospital & Physician Clinics will become out-of-network for patients covered under those policies beginning February 1, 2019. These changes will not affect patients or services covered under traditional Medicare. Memorial is a public, not-for-profit health system with more than 95 physician clinics in the lower coastal counties. All operating income ......

  • Memorial Cancer Center Medical Oncologist / Hematologist Awarded Preceptor of the Year

    Date: December 17, 2018

    Gulfport, Miss.—Pamela Tuli, MD, Memorial Cancer Center Medical Oncologist / Hematologist, was awarded the Preceptor of the Year Award for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg. Deepu Thoppil, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Graduate Medical Education, Merit Health Wesley, presented Dr. Tuli with the award on Dec. 13. Annual preceptor awards are given to individuals who are exemplary practitioners, role models, coaches, learning facilitators, and......

  • Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Participates in Nationwide Clinical Trial for Heart Failure

    Date: December 10, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is participating in a nationwide clinical trial for patients receiving treatment for heart failure. CONNECT-HF, sponsored by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), has 160 sites in the U.S. Memorial is the first and only hospital in Mississippi to be selected to participate in this clinical trial. Participants are heart failure patients who have been recently hospitalized. The research team at the DCRI will follow-up with participants after discharge f......

  • Memorial Neurosurgeons use Latest Technology in Robotic Spine Surgery

    Date: December 3, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is proud to be the first on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to use the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance Platform in spine surgery cases. The Mazor X™ Platform integrates and streamlines three complex processes: image-based 3D planning of surgery, intra-operative guidance using precision mechanics, and intra-op verification of therapy placement using the X-Eye camera. These processes combined give the neurosurgeon better guidance before and during the procedure, resultin......

  • Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Elects Officers

    Date: November 29, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees elected officers for 2019 at their board meeting on Nov. 26. David White was re-elected Chairman; Gary Fredericks, Vice-Chairman; and Carlos Bell, Secretary/Treasurer. David White was appointed by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors; Gary Fredericks was appointed by the City of Gulfport; and Carlos Bell was appointed jointly by Harrison County and the City of Gulfport. Other members of the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees include: A.J.M. “Butch......

  • Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Dr. Robert Burns

    Date: November 26, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Robert Burns, MD, in the practice of Internal Medicine at 4603 Hospital Road, Pascagoula. Dr. Burns received his Doctor of Medicine from University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Montgomery, and his residency from Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis. Dr. Burns is board certified in internal medicine. To schedule an appointment, call 228-822-6041....

  • Memorial Names Third Quarter 2018 STAR Recipients

    Date: November 16, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named the recipients of the Third Quarter 2018 Star awards — Memorial’s highest honor. STAR (Service, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect) recognizes outstanding customer service. STAR recipients attended a special award ceremony where they received gift certificates donated by the Memorial Auxiliary and gold pins to wear on their employee badges. The recipients are as follows: L-R (front row): Steven Kelly, Emergency Department Physicians; Isaac Breland, Neu......

  • Memorial Elects Medical Staff Officers

    Date: October 23, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss. —Memorial Medical Staff Officers were elected on September 18 and began serving their terms October 1, 2018. They will serve through 2020. Walter Surowiec, DO, was elected Chief of the Memorial Medical Staff. Dr. Surowiec is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He completed his residency in general surgery at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans and compl......

  • Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Kenneth J. Koval

    Date: October 22, 2018

    GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Kenneth J. Koval, MD, in the practice of Orthopedic Surgery in association with John Raff, MD, and Karen Hand, MD, at Memorial Physician Clinics, Orthopedic Trauma, 1340 Broad Ave., Suite 450, Gulfport. Dr. Koval earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship at Beth Israel Medical Center New York and residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute New York. He was fellowsh......