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USM breaks ground for new College of Nursing facility

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff, students and administrators were joined by state dignitaries and university supporters Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall, the future home of USM’s College of Nursing. Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at Southern Miss, said, “This has been an eight-year journey. I […] [...]

Foundation, Deaconess donate $200K for inpatient hospice facility

HATTIESBURG — The South Mississippi Home Health Foundation and Deaconess HomeCare and Hospice employees have given $200,000 to help build an inpatient hospice in Hattiesburg. The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announced the gift Monday to its Asbury Hospice House. Bill Oliver, president of the Forrest General Foundation, says $4.8 million of the $5 million goal […] [...]

Highland Community Hospital signs agreement with Keesler Medical

PICAYUNE — Highland Community Hospital is now Keesler Medical Center’s 25th partner hospital in the National Disaster Medical System after representatives from the medical center and the Forrest General Health System signed an agreement at the Picayune medical facility. Douglas Jones, Forrest General Health System chief operating officer, and Col. (Dr.) Tom Harrell, 81st Medical […] [...]

Health Department discovers another West Nile virus case

HINDS COUNTY — Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 25 cases. The total includes three deaths previously reported. The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds County has had the most West Nile virus cases so […] [...]

Board files suit against VA over release of patients’ names

JACKSON — Mississippi’s state Board of Medical Licensure has sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center. The VA is apparently still fighting state efforts to get records, […] [...]

William Carey trustees approve doctor of physical therapy; school to raise startup funds

HATTIESBURG — The William Carey University board of trustees has approved a doctor of physical therapy program at the university’s Hattiesburg campus. At their regular meeting, the trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of WCU President Dr. Tommy King to initiate efforts to raise $1.5 million in startup funds for the program. The opening of the […] [...]

UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player

JACKSON — It’s the mantra drilled into the heads of coaches and athletes for decades: Drink plenty of water so you won’t get dehydrated. But in the wake of the recent death of Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks in which hydration and low sodium levels were issues, experts at the University of Mississippi Medical […] [...]

Singing River cuts ribbon on renovated Southeast Tower

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System (SRHS) has cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Southeast Tower at Singing River Hospital. The completely remodeled facility houses ortho/neuro, surgery, urology, OBGYN and pediatric patients at the hospital. The tower is three floors tall and features 15 rooms on the first floor and 16 rooms on both […] [...]

Natchez hospital auction attracts only one bidder

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center goes up for auction today, but only one company is bidding. Community Health Systems is the only entity that met a Monday deadline to qualify to try to buy the hospital, which is in bankruptcy. That’s according to Scott Slover, attorney for the Adams County Board of Supervisors. CHS […] [...]

Five new human cases of West Nile virus identified

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi health officials have confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus — two each Forrest and Hinds counties and one in Harrison County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 24 cases, including three deaths. Numbers released yesterday do not include any new deaths. The Mississippi State Department […] [...]

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