Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Dr. Judith W. Smith is now seeing patients at Memorial Physician Clinics in Biloxi

by Published: April 3,2014

Tags: BILOXI, Business, Gulf Coast, Harrison County, healthcare, Mississippi

Memorial Physician Clinics’ Dr. Judith W. Smith, orthopedic surgeon, is now seeing patients at the Popp’s Ferry Road office in Biloxi. Smith is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the state of Mississippi with fellowship training in foot and ankle reconstruction surgery. She graduated cum laude with her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in […] [...]

Robert Rawson named Employee of the Year for North Mississippi State Hospital

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Robert Rawson was recently named 2013 Employee of the Year for North Mississippi State Hospital in Tupelo. Rawson has worked at NMSH for seven years as a police officer. He has been a certified police officer since 2001. He worked at Krueger International as a robot welder and hand welder before becoming a police officer. […] [...]

Transplanting legislation: New law aims at cutting wait for organ donations

by Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, organ donation

In 1999, fans across the globe were saddened to learn that NFL great and Mississippian Walter Payton died of a rare liver disease. In the months leading up to his death, Payton publicly advocated for organ transplants, but passed away before a donor liver could be secured. That scenario continues to play out across the […] [...]

Health law raises concerns for cancer centers

by Published: March 19,2014

Tags: Business, Cancer, healthcare, Mississippi

WASHINGTON — Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington […] [...]

Chris Anderson takes over as CEO at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson

by Published: February 24,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, JACKSON, Mississippi

Chris Anderson, CEO of Singing River Health System (SRHS) since 1998, has left to take a similar position at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. Anderson originally came to SRHS in 1994 as controller. He steadily moved through the administrative ranks until being appointed CEO on June 1, 1998. Kevin Holland, currently COO/operations, has been named […] [...]

Tandy Martin joins Hattiesburg Clinic

by Published: February 24,2014

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, healthcare, Mississippi

Tandy L. Martin, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic urology as a nurse practitioner. Martin received her bachelor of science in nursing and her master of science in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner and registered nurse. [...]

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

by 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 […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY — Heart of the matter: Dr. Robert Skinner seizes opportunity

One of my favorite concepts from bestselling business author Jim Collins is to “confront the brutal facts.” Collins explains how great leaders are not afraid to face the facts and deal with them head on. With that in mind, I note a few brutal facts about cardiovascular disease in the state of Mississippi. It is […] [...]

20 years of health care — Mississippi Health Partners has 800 physicians, 14 hospitals in 10-county network

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Mississippi Health Partners, the Jackson-based managed care network, is entering its 21st year of operation in 2014, providing employers and payors with quality health care services while controlling the costs associated with those services. The company has grown to encompass approximately 800 physicians and 14 hospitals, including the two that were there in the beginning: […] [...]

Working miracles for Mississippians — State’s organ recovery agency saves lives

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, organ recovery

You don’t always get the miracles you want, said Liz Wroten, whose son, Chase Wroten, died suddenly from a massive stroke suffered while pitching for the baseball team at Hinds Community College on April 15, 2011. “We would have wanted our son to recover,” Wroten said. “But we knew he was on life support and […] [...]

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