Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Madison River Oaks Medical Center names Rhonda Thomas as 2013 Employee of the Year

by Published: April 23,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Madison River Oaks Medical Center has named Rhonda Thomas as 2013 Employee of the Year. This award is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year, and Thomas was chosen from among 375 employees for the honor. Thomas is the chief medical technologist of the laboratory and has worked for Madison River Oaks […] [...]

Prescription for success — Transcript Pharmacy continues fast growth

by Published: April 18,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, pharmacy

In 2011 when Flowood-based Transcript Pharmacy was once again ranked in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the nation, president Cliff Osbon, R.Ph., attributed Transcript Pharmacy’s growth to the trust patients, health care providers, payors and other third parties put in his company. Now, that trust factor has been […] [...]

Tallahatchie General’s listing on auditor’s ‘watchline’ an image set back, CEO says

by Published: April 17,2014

Tags: Business, education, finance, healthcare, Mississippi

It takes time and money to turn around a publicly owned rural hospital’s image once it is seen as troubled and cash-strapped. That’s why the chief administrator of Tallahatchie General Hospital says he fears his work to convince Charleston and the surrounding communities to think differently about Tallahatchie General sustained an unnecessary set back in […] [...]

Exceeding expectations — $16M healthplex in Madison gets huge response

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Madison, Mississippi

The $16 million Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center is planning a ribbon cutting soon. Since its soft opening March 1, the facility has quickly gained a loyal following including professional, collegiate and high school athletes, both athletes and non-athletes who need rehabilitation, and area residents who just want to be as healthy as possible. “The […] [...]

SEABOLD: The ‘bug’ has changed me — for the better

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Jeff Seabold, Mississippi, running

Years ago, I was bitten by this bug. It wasn’t serious, but it definitely had an effect on my life. I was in a spot where I was pretty — okay fine, I was very unhealthy and overweight. My former self of an athlete in my youth and high school years was long behind me. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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