Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

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A STITCH IN TIME — Gulf Coast cancer survivor featured on colon calendar

By LYNN LOFTON Seven years ago at age 35, Tina Seymour Demoran of the Gulf Coast was stunned with a diagnoses no one wants to hear — she had colon cancer. Thankfully, she has added cancer survivor to her long list of roles in life, including attorney, real estate broker, respiratory therapist and compliance director. […] [...]

Delta State takes online nursing program to top

By BECKY GILLETTE  Delta State University’s Robert E. Smith School of Nursing offered one of the first online nursing schools and now is also considered one of the best, having recently been ranked first in the country for providing online RN (registered nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in nursing) education by RNtoBSN.org. “Offering this […] [...]

Autism insurance proposals advancing in Miss. Legislature

by Published: February 10,2015

Tags: autism, Business, GOP, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are pushing bills that would require insurance companies to offer autism coverage on health plans sold in the state. Senate Bill 2581 passed the Senate on a split vote Tuesday, with 39 senators voting for the bill and six voting against it. Republican Sen. Will Longwitz of Madison says autism treatment […] [...]

HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Regardless of ownership type, facilities face strong challenges

Do you know what type of hospital ownership you have in your community? Many people don’t, said Shawn Rossi, vice president for marketing and public relations, Mississippi Hospital Association. In Mississippi, about a third of hospitals are nonprofit, a third for-profit and a third owned by the government. “From a business perspective, in a nutshell, […] [...]

HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Larger operations can give aid to struggling rural hospitals

An estimated 40 percent of rural hospitals in the country are operating at a loss, and the situation is getting worse for many rural hospitals not affiliated with larger healthcare facilities because of increased government regulations combined with reduced reimbursements. Closure of a rural hospital can have a devastating impact on a small community that […] [...]

SAD much more than just the winter blahs

It might be difficult to find anyone who likes the cold — often dreary — weather of winter. Most people bear it as part of the year’s seasons and look ahead to the more cheerful weather of spring and summer. But then, there are individuals for whom winter’s lack of sunshine is more than a […] [...]

Mississippi Board of Psychology launches two new online services

by Published: December 30,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Helen Edwards, Mississippi, NEWS, psychology

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Psychology is pleased to announce two new online payment services now available for licensed psychologists. Requests for Written Verification of Licensure and Requests for Duplicate Certificates can now be submitted and paid for online. These services are also available for use on mobile devices and tablets. “The Board is very excited to add these new online […] [...]

Where there’s smoke … there’s fired up doctors pushing lawmakers to make Mississippi a smoke-free state

by Published: December 4,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, smoking

For the sake of good health, a campaign against smoking is being waged across the country. Members of the Mississippi State Medical Association have joined that fight with Physicians for a Smoke-Free Mississippi Campaign. They hope to improve the state’s statistics which currently are lagging behind other states in the number of smoke-free communities and […] [...]

Aging boomers stress health services

by Published: December 4,2014

Tags: baby boomers, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

As baby boomers age, their numbers are raising the demand for health services like never before and service providers in Mississippi and elsewhere are expanding their facilities and hiring more employees to meet the increased needs. “We’re constantly moving and growing to fill the need of taking care of those baby boomers,” said Tonya McGee, […] [...]

What are the pros of CONS? — Some states eliminate Certificates of Need, calling it barrier to competition, reduced costs

by Published: December 4,2014

Tags: Business, CON, healthcare, hospitals, Mississippi, NEWS

Mississippi law requires that Certificates of Need (CON) must be granted before a hospital can be built, begin operation or expand, and for a wide range of other medical facilities and services. A CON is needed for any capital expenditure more than $1.5 million for equipment, more than $2 million for operation of a clinical […] [...]

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