Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

Ocean Springs, clinic settle dispute

OCEAN SPRINGS — The city of Ocean Springs will pay $437,500 in damages in the Psycamore mental health clinic discrimination case. The Justice Department had cited the city for discriminating against people with mental disabilities in denying the permit. The city’s board of aldermen voted 5-1 in 2011 to deny a permit to allow Psycamore […] [...]

Where there’s smoke … there’s fired up doctors pushing lawmakers to make Mississippi a smoke-free state

by Published: December 4,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, smoking

For the sake of good health, a campaign against smoking is being waged across the country. Members of the Mississippi State Medical Association have joined that fight with Physicians for a Smoke-Free Mississippi Campaign. They hope to improve the state’s statistics which currently are lagging behind other states in the number of smoke-free communities and […] [...]

Aging boomers stress health services

by Published: December 4,2014

Tags: baby boomers, Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

As baby boomers age, their numbers are raising the demand for health services like never before and service providers in Mississippi and elsewhere are expanding their facilities and hiring more employees to meet the increased needs. “We’re constantly moving and growing to fill the need of taking care of those baby boomers,” said Tonya McGee, […] [...]

What are the pros of CONS? — Some states eliminate Certificates of Need, calling it barrier to competition, reduced costs

by Published: December 4,2014

Tags: Business, CON, healthcare, hospitals, Mississippi, NEWS

Mississippi law requires that Certificates of Need (CON) must be granted before a hospital can be built, begin operation or expand, and for a wide range of other medical facilities and services. A CON is needed for any capital expenditure more than $1.5 million for equipment, more than $2 million for operation of a clinical […] [...]

Singing River to liquidate employee pension fund

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System has frozen its employee pension plan and announced there will be no further employee or hospital contributions to it. In a letter this week to employees, CEO Kevin Holland said the plan will be liquidated in the company months. Holland’s letter gives “key decisions” employees have been waiting to […] [...]

(UPDATE) Appeals Court upholds awarding of CON for hospital

BILOXI — Harrison HMA, owners of Gulf Coast Medical Center, has won a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of its plan to build a new hospital in Biloxi. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project in 2012. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication […] [...]

TREY DELLINGER — Do officials have power to prevent spread of Ebola?

by Published: November 7,2014

Tags: Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS

Several Ebola cases have recently been confirmed in the United States. Several persons who were later confirmed to have Ebola traveled freely to and within the United States, including by air and other forms of mass transit, before being admitted for treatment. Maine authorities failed at attempting to quarantine a nurse returning from a West […] [...]

NEW IN MADISON COUNTY — Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory to be introduced Friday

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, real estate

This week, Madison County will take a giant step forward in the world of high-tech health care.   The Mississippi Bio-Medical Business Collaboratory will be introduced Friday with visits from the governor and other luminaries. Located at 152 Watford Parkway Drive in Canton, the Collaboratory will be home to a diverse array of health care […] [...]

League of Women Voters to hold meeting focusing on healthcare

by Published: October 20,2014

Tags: Business, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, women

The League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area will hold a meeting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Willie Morris Branch Library at 4912 Old Canton Rd in Jackson The topic of the meeting will focus on health and medicine. For more information, click here … [...]

DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”

by Published: October 20,2014

Tags: Africa, Barack Obama, Business, ebola, healthcare, Mississippi

No one wants to suggest their neighbors here in Mississippi are guilty of overreacting to the Ebola scare, after all, it doesn’t hurt anyone to be cautious. No one wants to suggest their neighbors might seem even the slightest bit racist in their reaction to the Ebola crisis, not in our current age of super […] [...]

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