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Keesler hospital earns energy-efficiency award from EPA

BILOXI — Keesler Medical Center has earned its second consecutive Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Award. Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Kory Cornum, 81st Medical Group commander, presented the 2013 award to facility manager Michael Chatham, 81st Medical Support Squadron, during a recent executive staff meeting. The general commended Chatham’s foresight during reconstruction of the facility following […] [...]

Memorial gets new tool to spur quality improvements

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has selected Salt Lake City, Utah-based Health Catalyst’s Late-Binding Data Warehouse and Analytics platform, aimed at driving faster improvements in quality and more efficient overall performance. Memorial will use Health Catalyst’s healthcare-specific enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and analytics applications to build on its quality improvement program. “Memorial has driven […] [...]

Singing River to hold Health Insurance Marketplace sign-up

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System will partner with Ambetter, the Health Insurance Marketplace provider for South Mississippi, to provide a free consultation and insurance sign-up Feb. 18 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m at the Pascagoula Senior Center. Licensed insurance agents will be on-site to assist with enrollment and answer questions. The event is open to […] [...]

Anderson leaving Singing River; going to Baptist

PASCAGOULA — Chris Anderson, CEO of Singing River Health System (SRHS) since 1998, is leaving to take a similar position at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. His last day at SRHS will be March 1. Anderson originally came to SRHS in 1994 as controller. He steadily moved through the administrative ranks until being appointed CEO […] [...]

State’s first human case of West Nile in 2014 identified

HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has identified the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2014. The reported case is in Hinds County. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2013, Mississippi had 45 WNV cases and five deaths. “From time to time, we […] [...]

Memorial Hospital launches major expansion

by MBJ Staff Published: February 11,2014

Tags: Blitch Knevel, construction, expansion, health care, hospital, medical, medicine, Roy Anderson Corp, tower

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport held the Main Patient Tower expansion construction launch and tours of new model rooms yesterday. The Main Patient Tower expansion will add two new floors and larger, modern patient rooms. The new modern rooms will be nearly 50 percent larger than current patient rooms, and will provide flexibility for […] [...]

Hospital honored for its breastmilk program

GULFPORT — Medela has chosen neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for their breastmilk programs, helping to improve infant health by facilitating and increasing human milk consumption in the NICU. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, took first place winner. Memorial Hospital will receive $10,000 in Medela NICU products. Medela wrote: “Mississippi has the highest rate of premature […] [...]

Louisiana company buying Deaconess HomeCare

FLOWOOD — LHC Group Inc., a national provider of home health, hospice and comprehensive post-acute health care services based in Lafayette, La., has signed a definitive stock purchase agreement with BioScrip Inc. to purchase two of its operating subsidiaries, doing business as Deaconess HomeCare and Elk Valley Health Services, for $60 million. The transaction will add […] [...]

Southern Surgery Center again earns accreditation

HATTIESBURG — Southern Surgery Center, LLC has achieved its fourth consecutive three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. “This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients, and the same […] [...]

ALAN TURNER — Who gave up the money? Health care and our shifting economic priorities

by Alan Turner Published: February 7,2014

Tags: healthcare, insurance, MBJ, Mississippi

During the past few weeks, a number of very large, high-profile companies have announced that they are dropping existing health benefits for part-time employees. In the past year, other large companies have announced that they are suspending health benefits for spouses. With the pre-eminence of health care in the United States these days (and few […] [...]

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