Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

20 years of health care — Mississippi Health Partners has 800 physicians, 14 hospitals in 10-county network

by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […] [...]

H.L. Lockhart honored for 30 years of service to Mississippi State Hospital

by Published: January 16,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Mississippi State Hospital recently honored H.L. Lockhart of Jackson for providing 30 years of service. Lockhart is the director of the Purchasing Department at the hospital. Service Awards are given to employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with one year and followed by every fifth anniversary year. Employees receive a Certificate […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY — Manning has business in his veins

by Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, clinics, healthcare, Mississippi

A s we enter adulthood and get on our career paths, we don’t often take time to reflect on our choices and trajectory in life. I analogize it to being in a river with a strong current. We can get swept along in a career without really stopping to consider if it is the path […] [...]

Camellia Home Health and Hospice launches a new fleet of vehicles

by Published: December 20,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, transportation

Camellia Home Health and Hospice has flourished over the last 39 years, even through the recent downturn in the economy and deep reimbursement cuts. Now, Hattiesburg-based Camellia has rolled out a new fleet of 125 company-owned cars aimed at cutting expenses while also increasing its brand awareness. “Transportation costs are our third-largest expense behind salaries […] [...]

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