Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

William Carey University gets donation for pharmacy school

BILOXI — William Carey University has received a $125,000 pledge toward establishing a pharmacy school on its Biloxi campus. The school says in a news release the money from the Leo W. Seal Family Foundation will be distributed over a five-year period with $50,000 provided immediately. William Carey officials say the school will be located […] [...]

Sanderson Farms Championship announces $1.1M gift to Children’s Heart Center

The philanthropic arm of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship Tuesday presented $1.1 million to the five-year-old Children’s Heart Center at Batson Children’s Hospital. The contribution from the PGA Tour event’s host sponsor, the nonprofit Century Club Charities, will help the space-squeezed Children’s Heart Center reach its expansion goals of 20 to 24 additional beds, […] [...]

Cantel Medical acquires Ridgeland’s Pure Water Solutions, Inc.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) has announced that it acquired the assets of Pure Water Solutions, Inc. for a purchase price of $11.9 million in cash consideration.  Headquartered in Ridgeland, Pure Water Solutions provides water purification and treatment services for commercial and industrial, laboratory and medical customers out of eight regional offices throughout the Southeastern United States.  The company […] [...]

Mississippi Board of Psychology launches two new online services

by Published: December 30,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Helen Edwards, Mississippi, NEWS, psychology

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Psychology is pleased to announce two new online payment services now available for licensed psychologists. Requests for Written Verification of Licensure and Requests for Duplicate Certificates can now be submitted and paid for online. These services are also available for use on mobile devices and tablets. “The Board is very excited to add these new online […] [...]

Univ. of Miss. med center to get fitness centers

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will take over a chain of fitness centers in the Jackson area, partly accepting them as a gift and partly purchasing them. The College Board approved a plan Monday where UMMC will pay $9.26 million for Courthouse Racquet & Fitness, whose real estate is valued at $10.5 […] [...]

Baptist Golden Triangle approved for renovations

by Published: December 22,2014

Tags: Business, Columbus, Golden Triangle, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has won state approval for part of a planned overhaul. The Mississippi State Department of Health said in a news release that it has approved a certificate of need allowing the Columbus hospital to move its pharmacy, enlarge an existing operating room and build space for a satellite pharmacy […] [...]

Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case

by Published: December 19,2014

Tags: Business, crime, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

GULFPORT — An orthopedic surgeon on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been sentenced to 75 months in prison for a tax evasion conviction. The U.S. attorney’s office says 50-year-old Dr. Timothy Dale Jackson of Pass Christian was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden. The judge also imposed a $12,500 fine and ordered Jackson […] [...]

National Report: Mississippi ranks 16th in protecting kids from tobacco

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, smoking

WASHINGTON — Mississippi ranks 16th in the country in funding programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The report challenges states to do more by shining the spotlight on Florida, which has cut its high school smoking rate to […] [...]

Jackson County supes discuss hospital pension plan

by Published: December 9,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Jackson County, Mississippi, NEWS, Pascagoula

PASCAGOULA — A judge in Jackson County has temporarily delayed the elimination of the pension for workers and retirees of Singing River Hospital System. Chancery Judge Neil Harris on Monday continued a temporary restraining order issued last week in a lawsuit filed over the pension. He will hold a hearing Friday. Singing River officials announced […] [...]

Woman sentenced to 10 years in Medicaid fraud

by Published: December 8,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Medicaid, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — A woman who pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid recipients has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a state judge for failing to repay the stolen funds. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Gina Palasini was given the maximum sentence Monday by Circuit Court Judge Lester Williamson for the crime of felony false pretense […] [...]

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