Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Dr. Hannah Gay: One year later — UMMC doctor looks back — and ahead — at breakthrough HIV treatment

It has been a busy, full year since Hannah Gay, M.D. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and her colleagues first discussed publicly the case of the Mississippi baby HIV case. The child is now 3 years old and still free of HIV. “We’re excited and feel the longer she (the baby) goes without […] [...]

Assessment of rural hospitals warns of fiscal trials and tribulations ahead

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

Many of Mississippi’s rural public hospitals owe their existence to the Hill-Burton Act, a post-World War 11 initiative that provided grants and loans to build the hospitals. Today, their futures are increasingly tied to the resourcefulness of public officials and medical managers. Can they adjust to changes in delivery of services, reimbursements for services and […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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