Posts Tagged ‘health care’

St. Dominic’s wins inaugural awards from FairWarning

by MBJ Staff Published: February 26,2014

Tags: award, Dena Boggan, FairWarning Inc., health care, HIPPA, hospital, medical, medicine, privacy, St. Dominic's

JACKSON — St. Dominic’s has won the inaugural Overall Achievement Award, as well as “Best Medium-Small Healthcare Provider, Eastern United States” in the 2014 Privacy Excellence Awards from FairWarning Inc. St. Dominic’s was selected from among their peers by an independent panel of privacy experts from around the world. The Privacy Excellence Awards showcase healthcare […] [...]

Delta case manager gets prison time for Medicaid fraud

GREENVILLE — A Greenville resident is going to prison for Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Jim Hood says Marguerite Wilson, 31, of Greenville, appeared before Judge Ashley Hines in Washington County Circuit Court yesterday to be sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts of Medicaid Fraud in January. Wilson was sentenced to five years in prison, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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