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The American Heart Association® and the American Medical Association recognizes practices across the country for their commitment to promoting and achieving better blood pressure control to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes.

As a Gold Level Award recipient, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI) reached 70 percent of blood pressure control or higher within their patient population. Congratulations!

Did you know breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the US outside of skin cancer? Each year in the US, about 245,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women.

Ladies, get your free clinical breast exam anytime during the month of October at one of our clinics in Hattiesburg, Beaumont, Brooklyn, Lumberton, Picayune, Seminary, or Sumrall. Follow up appointments and referrals will be available. No appointment is necessary! For more information, call (601) 658-0058.

Dr. James Griffin, MD, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc., was recently elected 2020-2021 president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians.  He plans to use his new position to educate the Mississippians about COVID-19.  Click here to check out the news interview with WDAM. 

This week at Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI), we are offering free health check-ups in observation of National Health Center Week at our clinic locations in Beaumont, Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, Lumberton, New Augusta, Picayune, Seminary and Sumrall.  No appointment is necessary. Click on the link below to check out the news coverage about our National Health Center Week event with WHLT 22/WJTV 12 News.

Digital First: Southeast Mississippi Rural Healthcare Initiative honored by mayor

Each year the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS) recognizes employees for their outstanding work as an ambassador of community health centers in Mississippi. Their dedication helps fulfill the mission and purpose of providing quality comprehensive healthcare.

This year, CHCAMS announced our CEO, Dr. Geroldean Dyse, as being the recipient of the Executive Director of the Year Award. Dr. Dyse, we applaud you, celebrate you, and thank you for a job well done!

Join us as we celebrate National Health Center Week! Free health check-ups and screenings will be provided at our clinic locations in Beaumont, Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, Lumberton, New Augusta, Picayune, Seminary, and Sumrall  ALL WEEK, August 10- August 14, 2020.  For more information, please call 601-658-0058.

posted June 24, 2020

Stop by SeMRHI Support Services Center on Wednesdays, 9 am – 5 pm, for a walk-in visit with our Optometrist.  You may qualify for a voucher for a brand-new pair of eyeglasses.  For more information, please call (601) 909-9390!

Local Attorney, Richard Schwartz, donated 1000 N95 face masks to healthcare workers of Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  The masks will be distributed among the 17 clinics that make up Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Incorporations network of community health centers throughout the Pine Belt.  The masks will also be used for their drive through testing centers over the coming weeks at Hattiesburg Family Health Center on May 13, at Beaumont Family Health Center on May 19, and at Seminary Family Health Center on May 21.  N95 masks, which protect wearers from airborne particles, are in short supply worldwide because of the coronavirus pandemic.  A shortage of equipment vital to protecting our healthcare professionals has become a huge concern for frontline workers treating COVID-19 patients. Schwartz says, “We recognize the need to support our most vulnerable essential workers during this crisis, which are our healthcare workers.  I wanted to do my part by donating these face masks to local hospitals.”  Schwartz will be donating face masks to other local hospitals in cities throughout the state.  Click here to view the news coverage from WDAM.

SeMRHI is now offering telehealth visits for most of our primary care locations in Hattiesburg, Seminary, Sumrall, Beaumont, New Augusta, Petal, Brooklyn, Lumberton, and Picayune.  Speak to and see your provider from the comfort and safety of your home.  To book your appointment, call us at 601-658-0058.

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