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Michelle Welander gets new titles

Michelle Welander, a long-time nurse and leader at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named chief nursing and clinical services officer of Batson Children’s Hospital and its statewide network of clinics, Children’s of Mississippi. She succeeds Terri Gillespie, who was named the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s chief nursing executive officer and chief […] [...]

Daniel Smith joins Hattiesburg Clinic Surgery

Daniel H. Smith, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Surgery. Smith received his graduate degree in biomedical engineering from Mississippi State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he also served a general surgery residency. He served a general surgery internship at University of South Alabama Health […] [...]

Apartments receive first tax credit under Bryant’s Health Care Zone initiative

BATESVILLE — Gov. Phil Bryant and local officials have cut the ribbon on the newly-renovated Skyview Apartments in Batesville. It represents the first development to open its doors that received a special award of Housing Tax Credits under the Governor’s Health Care Zone initiative. Bryant said. “This is exactly the type of project we envisioned […] [...]

Delta doctor convicted on two counts of Medicaid fraud

GREENVILLE — A Greenville doctor has been found guilty of defrauding the state’s Medicaid fraud system, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. A jury convicted Dr. Hosan Menanya Azomani, 45, of two counts of Medicaid fraud. The trial lasted six days. Sentencing has not yet been set. The attorney general’s investigation showed that Azamani was […] [...]

Neshoba General gets CON for new medical facility

PHILADELPHIA — The Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia has been given state approval to add a new medical building to its campus. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project this past week. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and […] [...]

State launches hotline in wake of Ebola epidemic scare

JACKSON — Mississippi has opened a 24-hour Ebola hotline for people with questions about the virus. It’s not a message tree — it’s answered by people. The Mississippi State Department of Health says that if necessary, those people will direct case-specific calls to health officials. The state epidemiologist, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, says a case of […] [...]

Singing River discontinuing defined-payment retirement plan

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System is dropping a defined-benefit retirement plan for employees. CEO Kevin Holland said the hospital can’t afford the $18 million to $20 million a year it takes to fund the current pension plan. What will replace it hasn’t been determined. Employees were notified Friday by email. Singing River Health System […] [...]

Methodist gets nod from Health Department for renovations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson has been given state approval to renovate a building. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project this week. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication of health care services and control costs. Methodist […] [...]

Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer

STARKVILLE — A research team at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer. Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research. “We […] [...]

Keesler Medical Center set to begin $74M renovation project

BILOXI — Construction is ready to begin on Keesler Medical Center’s $74 million renovation project. Officials expect the work to modernize health care delivery and enhance the overall patient experience for the Keesler Air Force base community. Col. (Dr.) Tom Harrell, 81st Medical Group commander, said, “The renovation will offer our beneficiaries a pleasing ambiance […] [...]

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