Posts Tagged ‘Central Mississippi Medical Center’

Cancer Registry awards gold certification to CMMC

JACKSON — Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) has received gold certification from the Mississippi Cancer Registry (MCR). The MCR began a certification process in 2008 for hospitals modeled after the central cancer registry certification conducted by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). The purpose of the certification process is to recognize those […] [...]

Bryant rescinds part of executive order concerning Blue Cross/HMA fight

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is backtracking from part of an executive order he issued in a dispute between the state’s largest insurer and a hospital company. Bryant signed a document yesterday saying he is rescinding the parts of his Oct. 22 order that would have required Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi to resume […] [...]

Health Department issues CON to Methodist

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued a certificate of need (CON) for a project at a Jackson hospital. Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Inc., d/b/a Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation, received CON authority for the construction of a consolidated outpatient therapy facility. The proposed project consists of a 12,300-square-foot building at […] [...]

Burn center moving from Crossgates to CMMC

BRANDON and JACKSON — Two years after a multimillion-dollar expansion, the burn center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital is relocating to Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The state Department of Health has issued a certificate of need to Health Management Associates approving the move from the Brandon hospital. According to a Health Department news […] [...]

Contract or not, HMA treating Blue Cross Blue Shield patients as ‘in-network’

Having lost their contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi with its expiration last week, 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates will continue charging Blue Cross Blue Shield patients the same fees specified in the contract. On one hand, such health care providers as Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital in […] [...]

CMMC chooses Lana Brooks

by MBJ Staff Published: August 9,2013

Tags: Central Mississippi Medical Center, healthcare, Lana Brooks

  Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) has named Lana Brooks, RN, BSN, director of surgical services. Brooks, who has 25 years of managing surgery departments, most recently served as director of surgery at another area hospital. She also has experience in establishing a robotic surgical center and serving as an orthopedic and neurological coordinator. Brooks, […] [...]

Mark Cook moves to CMMC

by MBJ Staff Published: July 12,2013

Tags: Central Mississippi Medical Center, healthcare, Mark Cook

Mark Cook, a human resources professional with more than 20 years of health care experience, has been named director of human resources for Central Mississippi Medical Center. Cook comes to CMMC from sister facility Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon, where he had eight Joint Commission surveys of his department with no HR deficiencies. He […] [...]

CMMC promotes Laura Knight

by MBJ Staff Published: July 5,2013

Tags: Central Mississippi Medical Center, healthcare, Laura Knight

Laura Knight, RN, BSN, has been named assistant chief nursing officer at Central Mississippi Medical Center.  A nine-year veteran of CMMC’s nursing staff, Knight most recently served as director of the emergency department. Other positions include telemetry nurse manager and assistant nurse manager in post-surgery. Knight earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University […] [...]

Oluwatade joins medical staff

  Olatunji J. Oluwatade, MD, MPH, has joined Infectious Disease Associates of Central Mississippi and the medical staff of Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and is trained in clinical epidemiology, hyperbaric and wound care, infectious disease and immunology and mycobacterium and respiratory infections. He […] [...]

Berry takes helm

by MBJ Staff Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Bolivar Medical Center, Central Mississippi Medical Center, Michael Berry

Michael Berry, BS, CHT, RMA, LMT, has been named director of Central Mississippi Medical Center’s Wound Care Center. Berry most recently served as program director at Bolivar Medical Center’s Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine in Cleveland. Prior to this, he worked as safety director and hyperbaric technician at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. […] [...]

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