Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Donny Rentfro named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center

by MBJ Staff Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, Natchez, Newsmakers

Donny Rentfro has been named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center. Rentfro, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, will be stepping in temporarily to fill the position vacated by CEO Bill Heburn, whose three-year contract expired. Prior to working at NRMC, Rentfro was the CEO of both Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La., and Natchez […] [...]

ALAN TURNER — Has your company considered dropping employee health benefits?

by Alan Turner Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi, Obamacare

In recent weeks, we’ve talked with a number of policy experts, health care providers and financial professionals about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Mississippi businesses. There appears to be a solid consensus among these sources that the cost of providing employee health care benefits is going to increase — some think it […] [...]

Commitment to a ‘Noble Profession’ — Raymond James’ Tash Elwyn has always had his eye on the target

by Alan Turner Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi

One might say that Tash Elwyn, president of the Private Client Group at Raymond James & Associates, was born of parents with a clear literary inclination. “I was named after Tashtego, one of the harponers in the American classic novel Moby Dick,” he told us in a recent meeting. If the harpooneer’s primary mission is […] [...]

Rhonda Boutwell named Healthcare Social Worker of the Year

by MBJ Staff Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, social work

Rhonda Boutwell, director of social services at Anderson Regional Medical Center, was recently named Healthcare Social Worker of the Year by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership In Healthcare Inc. Boutwell has been employed at ARMC since 1987. She has grown the social work program from one person to a team of six social […] [...]

Basil Shah accepts position at Memorial Physician Clinics

by MBJ Staff Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Basil Shah, MD, to the practice of diagnostic radiology, neuroradiology, with a subspecialty of diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology as well as image guided pain management and spine restorative procedures. Shah joins the Memorial neurosciences team and will practice in neurosciences and pain management. Shah received his medical degree at Khyber Medical […] [...]

Mississippi Health Care Association honors Doris Davis, Geneva Jackson, Gladys Sampson, Elizabeth Callahan, Sharon Morris and Pamela Faulkner

by MBJ Staff Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

The Mississippi Health Care Association recently presented awards to six certified nursing assistants at the 6th Annual CNA Conference. The Area 1 and overall winner was Doris Davis of Union County Health & Rehab of New Albany. The other winners were: Geneva Jackson of Bolivar Medical Center Long Term Care in Cleveland (Area 2); Gladys […] [...]

Shoes and the law — Davis & Crump law firm named to Skechers Plaintiff’s Steering Committee

by Wally Northway Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, shoes

While the lawsuit against shoemaker Skechers USA Inc. has made headlines nationwide, what is less known is a Mississippi law firm is playing a lead role in the proceedings. The Davis & Crump law firm of Gulfport and its attorney Trevor Rockstad has been appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee. Rockstad and the rest of […] [...]

CHANEY: Bryant call for hearings on BCBS premature

by Ted Carter Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, hospitals, Mississippi

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says in a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant that he thinks Bryant exceeded his authority in directing the Insurance Department to hold hearings on a reimbursement impasse between Health Management Associates and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I am deeply disappointed that you did not rescind Sections 1,2,3 […] [...]

FTC and Skechers — Here are the facts

by Wally Northway Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, law, Mississippi, shoes

» READ MORE: Shoes and the law — Davis & Crump law firm named to Skechers Plaintiff’s Steering Committee With the class action settlement in May 2012, the Federal Trade Commission said Skechers made several false claims in its advertising for its Shape-ups shoes. The FTC said: » A Shape-ups ad telling consumers to “Shape Up […] [...]

How important are benefits … to the employee and employer?

by Lisa Monti Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi

Employers still rely on an attractive benefits packages to help them fill vacancies but a new generation of employees and the recent economic downturn have changed the way benefits are looked at these days. “Good benefits and insurance continue to be a big draw when it comes to attracting employees,” said Cindy Webb, director of […] [...]

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