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Bryant says he will sign public hospital transparency bill

HospitalJACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he intends to sign a bill designed to bring more transparency to the way publicly owned hospitals are run.

Bryant spoke Tuesday to more than three dozen people who traveled to the state Capitol to push the bill because of concerns about pension losses at Singing River Hospital in Jackson County.

The House passed the final version of Senate Bill 2407 on Tuesday, and the Senate was expected to do the same.

The bill would require boards of publicly run hospitals to keep most of their meetings open to the public. Boards could close meetings to discuss employment contracts for physicians or other hospital workers. They could also close meetings to discuss competitive business matters and patient information.

 

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