Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Hospital Association’

Hospital exec leaving after one month to replace Cameron at MHA

TUPELO — The president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo is leaving the job he has held since mid-July. Tim Moore said he’ll become the new president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Hospital Association in the next few weeks. The group represents more than 100 health care organizations, and the leader often deals with […] [...]

Chuck Reese elected state hospital association chairman

Chuck A. Reese, president of Rush Foundation Hospital and executive vice president and COO of Rush Health Systems, was recently elected chairman of the 2013-2014 Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Governors. Reece has held numerous administrative positions within Rush Health Systems since 1972. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the Executive […] [...]

Moore named president of NMMC-Tupelo

TUPELO — Tim Moore has been appointed as president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Since April 2012, Moore has served as vice president of North Mississippi Health Services’ community hospitals, working closely with the facilities in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point as well as Hamilton, Ala. Moore came to Tupelo from Meridian, where he […] [...]

Doctors, hospitals divided over Medicaid expansion

Associations representing hospital executives and physicians appear to be on opposite sides on whether to greatly enlarge the state’s Medicaid rolls. The Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what it says […] [...]

Status quo on Medicaid leaves state behind

Where have you been? That’s a question Mississippi’s hospital executives should have to answer as the Legislature winds down and Republican leaders in both houses refuse to think pragmatically about expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The hospital CEOs and the Mississippi Hospital Association seem to have been largely absent from the wrangling […] [...]

Group recognizes Hickson

by Published: December 14,2012

Tags: Batesville, Kate Hickson, Mississippi Hospital Association

The Mississippi Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations recently named Kate Hickson, manager of customer and physician relations at Baptist DeSoto, as Junior Professional of the Year for 2012. Hickson began her career with Baptist DeSoto five years ago where she served as physician liaison for recruitment and development. Since that […] [...]

Medicaid changes provide incentives for providers to become more efficient and lower costs

Unlike some neighboring states facing Medicaid budget shortfalls of hundreds of millions, currently Mississippi does not have a looming budget deficit. But Dr. David Dzielak, executive director of Division of Medicaid in Mississippi, said all that could change dramatically in the months ahead. “The Medicaid budget is a very complicated dynamic that is often difficult […] [...]

State analysis pinpoints state share of Medicaid expansion through 2025

A math problem with a very big human element. That is a description an executive with the Mississippi Hospital Association recently gave the question of whether the state should expand its Medicaid rolls to include several hundred thousand of Mississippi low-income residents. The math part of the question came closer to an answer last week […] [...]

Walton garners award

Davis Walton, FACHE, administrator, Singing River Hospital/senior vice president facilities & support, Singing River Health System, Pascagoula, has received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award for 2011. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE affiliates, who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement […] [...]

MHA adds Combs

by Published: November 13,2011

Tags: Gwen Combs, Mississippi Hospital Association

Gwen Combs has joined the staff of the Mississippi Hospital Association as vice president for policy. Combs recently retired from the state, having served as deputy general counsel for the Mississippi Bar for seven years, special assistant attorney general assigned to the Division of Medicaid for 10 years, deputy administrator for the Division of Medicaid […] [...]

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