Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

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How Mississippi hospitals scored in U.S. News & World report’s rankings

The Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven is the best hospital in Mississippi, according to the 2014-2015 U.S News and World Report Best Hospital rankings Memorial Hospital-Gulfport and University of Mississippi Healthcare tied for second best ranked hospital in the state. The Best Hospital rankings are updated every July and the hospitals are grouped into 16 individual specialty lists that range […] [...]

Mississippi girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

by Published: July 10,2014

Tags: AIDS, Business, healthcare, HIV, Mississippi

A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed […] [...]

Health incentive plans may have a future in state

by Published: June 27,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

There’s a trend across the country for employers and employees to put more emphasis on wellness as a way of preventing illness and thus curb rising health care costs. Some employers are offering wellness programs and incentives to motivate employees to adopt healthy behaviors. Incentives may include lower insurance premiums, store discounts and gift cards. […] [...]

UMMC’s mobile ER was quickly on the scene after tornado damaged Louisville’s hospital

by Published: June 27,2014

Tags: Business, disaster, healthcare, Louisville, Mississippi, tornado

When tornadoes hit Louisville on April 28, hundreds of people were injured and the only hospital in the county had to be shut down because of damage. But the state had prepared for just this type of emergency. As soon as the roads were safe for travel, the Mobile Emergency Treatment and Training System was […] [...]

Exceeding expectations — $16M healthplex in Madison gets huge response

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Madison, Mississippi

The $16 million Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center is planning a ribbon cutting soon. Since its soft opening March 1, the facility has quickly gained a loyal following including professional, collegiate and high school athletes, both athletes and non-athletes who need rehabilitation, and area residents who just want to be as healthy as possible. “The […] [...]

SEABOLD: The ‘bug’ has changed me — for the better

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Jeff Seabold, Mississippi, running

Years ago, I was bitten by this bug. It wasn’t serious, but it definitely had an effect on my life. I was in a spot where I was pretty — okay fine, I was very unhealthy and overweight. My former self of an athlete in my youth and high school years was long behind me. […] [...]

Dr. Hannah Gay: One year later — UMMC doctor looks back — and ahead — at breakthrough HIV treatment

It has been a busy, full year since Hannah Gay, M.D. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and her colleagues first discussed publicly the case of the Mississippi baby HIV case. The child is now 3 years old and still free of HIV. “We’re excited and feel the longer she (the baby) goes without […] [...]

Transplanting legislation: New law aims at cutting wait for organ donations

by Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, organ donation

In 1999, fans across the globe were saddened to learn that NFL great and Mississippian Walter Payton died of a rare liver disease. In the months leading up to his death, Payton publicly advocated for organ transplants, but passed away before a donor liver could be secured. That scenario continues to play out across the […] [...]

Improving cardiovascular care in Mississippi

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, cardiocare, Mississippi

Since 1973, the Jackson Heart Clinic has been leading central Mississippi with state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. The founders were James C. Hays, M.D., James L. Crosthwait, M.D., and Quinton H. Dickerson, M.D. These physicians were also instrumental in the formation of the Mississippi Heart Institute and opening of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Dominic Memorial […] [...]

20 years of health care — Mississippi Health Partners has 800 physicians, 14 hospitals in 10-county network

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Mississippi Health Partners, the Jackson-based managed care network, is entering its 21st year of operation in 2014, providing employers and payors with quality health care services while controlling the costs associated with those services. The company has grown to encompass approximately 800 physicians and 14 hospitals, including the two that were there in the beginning: […] [...]

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