Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Tandy Martin joins Hattiesburg Clinic

by For the MBJ 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 Alan Turner 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

by Martin Willoughby Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, Butler Snow, healthcare, Martin Willoughby, Mississippi

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 Becky Gillette 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 Becky Gillette 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 […] [...]

Blue Cross Blue Shield expects new owner of HMA’s Mississippi hospitals to help control costs

by Ted Carter Published: January 31,2014

Tags: blue cross, Business, healthcare, HMA, Mississippi

Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tenn., has completed its acquisition of Hospital Management Associates in a $7.6 billion deal that gives CHS ownership of 12 of HMA’s former Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities, including four in metro Jackson. The transaction creates the nation’s second largest for-profit hospital chain by revenue, with more than 206 hospitals […] [...]

TED CARTER: Ego ahead of shareholders — the unfolding Whole Foods story

by Ted Carter Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, food, healthcare, Mississippi, Whole Foods

Don’t be surprised if national health care politics comes into play when Whole Foods Market opens its doors at Highland Village in Jackson Feb. 4. The man who co-founded the retailer of natural and organic foods and is today its co-CEO started it all by equating the Affordable Care Act to fascism and reportedly encouraging […] [...]

Neva Dryden, Emily Wilson recognized by Singing River Health System

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Singing River Health System has honored Auxilians of the Year for 2013. At Singing River Hospital, Neva Dryden was honored as the Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. Dryden has been a volunteer with Singing River Hospital since 1975 and she currently serves as the membership and orientation co-chair. Dryden and was employed at Ingalls Shipbuilding […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Healthcare taking a toll on business

by Alan Turner Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, column, healthcare, Mississippi

T he ongoing level of turmoil in the health care world is beginning to take a toll on business in Mississippi, and throughout the United States. The primary culprit in this scenario appears to be anxiety, i.e., a general fear and uncertainty about the long-term impact on businesses and employees. From a business point of […] [...]

Marlena Bradley and Susan Reeves join Hattiesburg Clinic

by MBJ Staff Published: January 16,2014

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, healthcare, Mississippi

Hattiesburg Clinic recently welcomed Marlena Bradley, CNP, to the department of obstetrics & gynecology. Bradley received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her master of science in nursing from University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. She is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner. Bradley’s professional affiliations include […] [...]

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