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Lack of pharmacists in Clarksdale forces consolidation

CLARKSDALE — Two Clarksdale pharmacies will soon consolidate into one store. Henderson Drug Inc. pharmacist Val Soldevia tells The Press-Register that he sometimes has to call eight to 10 pharmacists to fill all shifts for a week. And he says the nearest lives in Oxford, 60 miles away. So he’s consolidating his downtown drugstore with […] [...]

Mississippi State, VA strike historical partnership for health care services to veterans

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University and the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs officials came together yesterday to celebrate their partnership, the first in U.S. history according to MSU, to provide specialized campus health services to veterans. “I think Sonny Montgomery would be very proud today,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. “This university is known […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

UMMC joins national group in fight to lower colorectal cancer deaths

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is a new member of a national organization dedicated to lowering deaths from colorectal cancer. The UMMC Cancer Institute has joined the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations working to lower colorectal deaths. Mississippi has the highest colorectal cancer death […] [...]

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