Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Chikungunya — the next West Nile?

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, mosquitos, West Nile

Earlier this month, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported the first-ever confirmed case of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) in the state of Mississippi. Chikungunya produces similar symptoms to the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, and like West Nile can be fatal. So, is Mississippi facing another West Nile-like epidemic threat? MSDH says “no” […] [...]

Health incentive plans may have a future in state

by Published: June 27,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

There’s a trend across the country for employers and employees to put more emphasis on wellness as a way of preventing illness and thus curb rising health care costs. Some employers are offering wellness programs and incentives to motivate employees to adopt healthy behaviors. Incentives may include lower insurance premiums, store discounts and gift cards. […] [...]

UMMC’s mobile ER was quickly on the scene after tornado damaged Louisville’s hospital

by Published: June 27,2014

Tags: Business, disaster, healthcare, Louisville, Mississippi, tornado

When tornadoes hit Louisville on April 28, hundreds of people were injured and the only hospital in the county had to be shut down because of damage. But the state had prepared for just this type of emergency. As soon as the roads were safe for travel, the Mobile Emergency Treatment and Training System was […] [...]

MBJ June 27th Digital Edition

by Published: June 25,2014

Tags: FOCUS, healthcare, MBJ, Mississippi Business Journal

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HEALING TATTOO — Hattiesburg Clinic offers first-of-its-kind service

by Published: May 19,2014

Tags: Business, HATTIESBURG, healthcare, Mississippi

Until about a month ago, Mississippians looking to get a medical tattoo to cover a scar from a medical procedure or accident had but one option — a tattoo parlor. Now, however, they have another choice — Hattiesburg Clinic. “We found that many of our clients are uncomfortable going to a tattoo parlor,” said Richard […] [...]

TORT REFORM: Caps averted liability crisis but was the price diminished accountability?

A lengthy special-session rumble at the Mississippi Capitol in late spring 2004 gave the state a civil justice revamp the Wall Street Journal called “the most comprehensive tort reform law” any state had passed. That comprehensive change came despite the absence of any give anywhere. Compromise was as elusive as a roadrunner, participants on both […] [...]

Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young named dean of nursing on Alcorn’s Natchez campus

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Alcorn State welcomes Dr. Yolanda Powell-Young as new dean of nursing on the Natchez campus. Powell-Young has been in the nursing field for 21 years, 12 of which has been dedicated to educating both practicing and aspiring nurses. She has been an investigative member of funded research totaling more than $7 million. Her most recent […] [...]

Mississippi State Hospital honors workers

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored employees with April anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Award recipients include: Mariah Rogers of Canton (20 years); Michael A. Moore of Magee (one year); Patricia Mahaffey of Pearl (10 years); Ebony Elbert of Ridgeland (one year); Misty Morgan of Florence (five years); Phillip Walker of […] [...]

Nancy C. Montz joines Memorial Physician Clinics

by Published: April 24,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Memorial Physician Clinics recently welcomed Nancy C. Montz, MD, in the practice of internal medicine. Montz graduated with her undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. She earned her medical doctorate from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine in New Orleans. Shwe completed her residency in internal medicine at LSU Health […] [...]

Rowdy C. Lee joins Hattiesburg Clinic’s Immediate Care-Carriere

by Published: April 23,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Rowdy C. Lee, PA-C, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Immediate Care-Carriere as a physician assistant. He earned his bachelor of science in biology from William Carey University in Hattiesburg and his master of health sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. Lee is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants […] [...]

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