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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

This week in Oxford history

Back in 1995, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi was about to begin a $22.6 million expansion, while in 1976, the town of Abbeville was born on Oct. 5. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 8, 2014, Page 1A)

Oxford family welcome first baby of new year

Santana Hervey, of Oxford, welcomes her son, Javian Isaiah Hervey, who was Lafayette County’s first baby born in the New Year. He arrived at 2:02 a.m. New Year’s Day at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. (January 3, 2014, Page 3A)

Minutes can make a difference during heart attack

The staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is hoping to get the word out during American Heart Month to area residents to always call 9-1-1 if they suspect they’re having a heart attack and not attempt to drive themselves to the ER. Minutes can mean the different between life and death, health officials warn. (February 19, 2013, Page 1, 5)

Hospital’s new CEO ready to meet health care challenges

Bill Henning started his job this past Monday as the CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of heading up a hospital at a time when it’s about to build a $300 million medical center in the community. (February 8, 2013, Page 1A)

Children’s Health Fair set Saturday

This year’s Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi Children’s Health Fair will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oxford Conference Center. (August 24, 2012, Page 2A)

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group

The local Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Family and friends of those affected by MS are invited to attend. For more information, call Robert Allen at 234-3515. (September 19, 2011)

Dean Faulkner Wells 1936-2011

OXFORD TOWN – An Oxford icon, Dean Faulkner Wells, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, just months after her memoir “Every Day By The Sun” published and was featured on the cover of Oxford Town. OT columnist and long time friend of the Wells family, Jim Dees, has gathered photos and passages from interviews and the late author’s’ book to pay tribute to one of Oxford’s favorite daughters who is already greatly missed. Check out the moving tribute on Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (July 28, 2011, Page 5)

NAMI Connection

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection, a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness, will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. For more Information, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (October 15, 2010)

Homebuyer Educaton Workshop

The Amos Network of Lafayette County will conduct its Homebuyer Education Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s Magnolia Auditorium. The workshop is HUD approved and it is free. For more information, contact Janice F. Carr at 662-380-0662 or e-mail at jfclegal@bellsouth.net. (August 22, 2010)

NAMI Connection

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Connection, a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness, will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Magnolia Room of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. People learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement and understanding. For more Information, call NAMI Mississippi at 1-800-357-0388. (August 20, 2010)

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