Peripheral Vascular Disease is the number one health problem in the United States. Fortunately, Pine Belt residents have an opportunity to receive a free screening for PAD on June 17 and 18 at Forrest General Hospital.
Fidel Sendra, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Sednra received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed residencies at Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, CT, University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL, and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.
The Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with the Office of Tobacco Control and other state organizations on a comprehensive plan to reduce tobacco usage among behavioral health clients and staff who serve them.
Earlier this month IDS and the Office of Tobacco Control sponsored a statewide Leadership Academy for Wellness and Smoking Cessation in Jackson, Miss. The academy focused on creating a cooperative, collaborative relationship among the fields of public health, mental health and addictions.
In memory of Dr. Glenn Smith and in honor of all those battling cancer, Wesley Medical Center hosted “Light the Track,” a relay event held May 10, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
“This is the second annual Light the Track event honoring Dr. Glenn Smith,” said Katherine Pittman, Director of Customer Service for Wesley Medical Center. “Last year we raised over $10,000 and we were thrilled top that this year.”
Wesley Medical Center recently named Lee Byrd Director of Laboratory Services. Byrd has been employed with Wesley Medical Center since 2008 and has served as Interim Laboratory Director since Nov. 26, 2012.
Byrd brings 23 years of clinical experience to the position, including previous experience as a lab director. He is certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)CM and a Technologist in Hematology by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and has also been certified as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the National Crediting Agency.
Wesley Home Care Director Carol Tatum, RN and Wesley Home Care Representative Wanda Murphy, RN, will lead a discussion on recovering from surgery or illness at the Senior Circle Lunch and Learn program on May 17 at 11 a.m. in the Glenn Smith Room at Wesley Medical Center.
The seminar is part of an on-going monthly series, featuring local physicians and community leaders discussing a variety of health and wellness topics. Tatum and Murphy will discuss how to stay healthy, happy and at home after major medical events.