Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Regardless of ownership type, facilities face strong challenges

Do you know what type of hospital ownership you have in your community? Many people don’t, said Shawn Rossi, vice president for marketing and public relations, Mississippi Hospital Association. In Mississippi, about a third of hospitals are nonprofit, a third for-profit and a third owned by the government. “From a business perspective, in a nutshell, […] [...]

HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Larger operations can give aid to struggling rural hospitals

An estimated 40 percent of rural hospitals in the country are operating at a loss, and the situation is getting worse for many rural hospitals not affiliated with larger healthcare facilities because of increased government regulations combined with reduced reimbursements. Closure of a rural hospital can have a devastating impact on a small community that […] [...]

Mississippi has 3 statewide systems of care in place

by Published: January 30,2015

Tags: Business, healthcare, Jim Craig, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — State health officials say Mississippi is now the first in the nation to have a third statewide system of care in place to help save the lives of trauma and stroke victims. Jim Craig, director of health protection for the state Department of Health, says in a news release that hospitals can add […] [...]

JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem

by Published: January 29,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, public relations

An integral part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi initiative is utilizing healthcare as an economic development driver for our state. During a recent Healthcare Huddle, an awareness-building tour, Governor Phil Bryant recently shared a fact that floored the audience: Mississippi is one of the best places in the United States for doctors to […] [...]

Bill would open hospital meetings, expand records access

JACKSON — With troubles at a large public hospital creating political waves on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, lawmakers are trying to make the affairs of hospitals and their pension systems more open. The full House passed a bill Wednesday to require some public pension systems to report their financial status every year, while a Senate […] [...]

Choctaws’ new hospital nearing completion

by Published: January 28,2015

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Philadelphia

PHILADELHIA — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is planning for a March 2 ribbon cutting for the tribe’s new hospital near Philadelphia. This will be followed by the grand opening for the facility on March 9. Tribal spokeswoman Misty Dreifuss tells WTOK-TV in Meridian the $55 million facility will be set up to meet an array […] [...]

Miss. children’s hospital plans $150 million expansion

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they’re planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive care unit. Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the project in Wednesday’s State of the State speech. In a pre-speech briefing, Bryant […] [...]

Local, state, federal officials launch Singing River Hospital probe

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County district attorney’s office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the state auditor’s office are looking into allegations of misconduct by officials with Singing River Health System. Singing River has been under constant fire since it was made public that the health system stopped paying into its retirees’ pension fund in […] [...]

Singing River Health System sues KPMG: ‘colossal’ error

GULFPORT — Singing River Health System says it has sued its former accounting firm, KPMG LLP, accusing it of $88 million dollars in mistakes. Singing River said in a news release that the federal lawsuit accuses the national accounting firm of breach of contract, negligence and professional malpractice, the Sun Herald reported. “KPMG’s abject, egregious […] [...]

SRHS trustees won’t to step down

PASCAGOULA — Members of the Singing River Health System Board of Trustees say they will not resign. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors called for the resignations Monday. Supervisors had said the resignations would restore faith in the health system, which has been embroiled in controversy over its handling of an employee pension plan. Hospital […] [...]

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