Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

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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 […] [...]

STAYING POSITIVE — Career attitude help Brynn Joachim to fight disease at 41

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: Brynn Joachim, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Known for “her bubbly personality and drive” is how the bio on the website of Focus Group Advertising describes Advertising Operations Manager Brynn Joachim. Those words do aptly describe Joachim, who kept a sunny profile through previous jobs at the Harrison County Development Commission and Traditions Properties Inc. — and even when faced with dealing […] [...]

‘Making Strides’ event donates about $60M annually for breast cancer

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: breast cancer, Business, healthcare, Mississippi

The American Cancer Society’s fundraising efforts are among the most recognized of any nonprofit organization. The largest voluntary health organization in the country, with a network of local and regional offices, is behind the high-profile Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser, held in more than 300 communities. This Saturday (Oct. 18) is the Making Strides […] [...]

Early detection helps Suzanne Russell celebrate 12 years of being cancer free

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: breast cancer, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Licensed professional counselor Suzanne B. Russell of Jackson is celebrating 12 year as a breast cancer survivor. She’s happy to say there have been no further problems since her bilateral mastectomy on Aug. 15, 2002. A retired teacher who now owns mindCARES counseling services, Russell was age 50, had no family history of breast cancer […] [...]

Celebrities can lift spirits, create buzz

by Published: August 11,2014

Tags: Business, children, healthcare, Mississippi

It’s not uncommon to see photos or footage of celebrities, athletes or representatives of organizations visiting children in the hospital. The special guests go to meet with the young patients, deliver toys and other gifts or make donations to the hospital. Whether the visits are high profile or low key, they all must follow hospital […] [...]

Terri Gillespie ready for challenge as top nursing officer at UMMC adult hospitals

Terri Gillespie, the new chief nursing executive officer and chief nursing officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center adult hospitals, comes to the task of supervising 2,500 nurses with personal knowledge of what it means to stand in their shoes on the front lines of nursing. “Terri has a unique combination of skills earned […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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