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Supes put own cash into hospital retirees’ lobbying trip

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors are offering to personally help pay for some retirees who lost pensions to travel to the state Capitol to lobby for a bill requiring more openness from boards of publicly owned hospitals. The Sun Herald reports that Irving Tillman, a retiree of the Singing River Health System, told supervisors Monday […] [...]

New student health center opens at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG — A state-of-the-art health center offering easy access for students has opened at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Hattiesburg American reports the Moffitt Health Center opened its doors Monday, and it soon had students asking for services. The center is located on the first floor of Scott Hall, which is part of the […] [...]

Memorial Physician Clinics adds 3 doctors to staff

Memorial Physician Clinics of Gulfport has recently added three doctors to its staff. Dr. John T. Pessoney will practice  Occupational Medicine at Memorial Occupational Medicine and Health Clinic, 1110 Broad Ave., Suite 500 in Gulfport. He received his medical doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in Occupational […] [...]

MURRAY HARBER — Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces

E mployers are concerned about their health and productivity costs more than ever before due to escalating cost and increasing pressures to attract and retain top talent. As employers seek answers and practical solutions, they are often researching the best ways to promote and support healthy behaviors for their employees and families. The research is […] [...]

House puts open hospital meetings and records back on track

by Published: March 11,2015

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — The Mississippi House gave new life Tuesday to a push to open some now-closed public hospital board meetings and expand access to hospital records. The House voted 109-8 to send forward an amended version of Senate Bill 2407. The House and Senate will have to work out their differences before the bill could […] [...]

More than 100,000 enroll for health insurance in Mississippi

by Published: March 11,2015

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Obamacare

JACKSON — New figures show that 104,538 Mississippi residents have enrolled in the federal health insurance marketplace. The numbers were released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Of Mississippians enrolled through the federal marketplace, 93 percent — or 97,220 — qualified for subsidies in the form of tax credits. The average tax […] [...]

Bill would make only 1 hospital follow open-meetings act

JACKSON — Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill that passed a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 2407 was prompted by massive problems with the employee pension plan at Singing River Hospital in Jackson County, and […] [...]

Mississippi appeals blocked abortion law to US Supreme Court

by Published: February 18,2015

Tags: abortion, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it enforce an abortion law that had been declared unconstitutional by a lower court. In papers filed Wednesday, state Attorney General Jim Hood asks the nation’s highest court to overturn a ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant […] [...]

Woodward to lead University of Mississippi Medical Center

JACKSON — The new leader of the University of Mississippi Medical Center will come from within. The College Board Wednesday in closed session named Dr. LouAnn Woodward, currently the second in command at the sprawling health care and educational complex, to become the vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the University of Mississippi […] [...]

Natchez hospital plan awaits state comment

by Published: February 16,2015

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Natchez, NEWS

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Hospital Company is awaiting a staff recommendation from the Mississippi Department of Health to approve or disapprove its application to make millions of dollars in renovations to Natchez Regional Medical Center. The Natchez Democrat reports the company applied in December for certificates of need to reopen the cardiac catheterization lab and […] [...]

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