Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi State Department of Health’

Number of West Nile virus victims in 2013 reaches 23

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are six new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are in Forrest, Hinds (3), Jones and Lamar counties, bringing the state total for 2013 to 23 cases, including one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in […] [...]

CONs issued for two hospital projects; one for $1.2M cost overrun

SOUTHAVEN and GREENWOOD — The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued certificates of need (CONs) for projects at two Mississippi hospitals. MSDH issued a CON to Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven to add therapeutic radiation equipment to its existing radiation services at the hospital. Baptist Memorial Hospital proposed to increase the number of radiation […] [...]

Two more West Nile cases identified; brings 2013 total to 17

HINDS COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are two new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are in Hinds and Rankin counties, bringing the state total for 2013 to 17 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in […] [...]

Health Department identifies three more West Nile cases

FORREST COUNTY and HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are three new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are two in Hinds County and one in Forrest County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 15 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases […] [...]

Health Department identifies new West Nile cases, but tosses two out

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are two new human cases of West Nile virus — and two cases previously diagnosed as West Nile turned out to be something else. Officials say that means the total remains at 12, with one death. The new cases are in LeFlore and Marion […] [...]

State records second West Nile virus death of 2013

BOLIVAR COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported a second death in the state from the West Nile Virus as well as four new human cases. Health officials say in a news release Tuesday that the death occurred in Bolivar County. The new reported cases occurred in Forrest, Hinds and Rankin counties. […] [...]

Mississippi Health Care Association turns 60

The Mississippi Health Care Association, established 60 years ago, is the state’s oldest and largest association of nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living facilities. MHCA members care for the frail elderly, mentally disabled, veterans groups and residents who need minimum assistance with daily living. “We’re really pleased to be celebrating our 60th anniversary […] [...]

England succeeds Dobbs

Dr. Leslie England of Natchez has been appointed district health officer for Public Health District VII. Public Health District VII includes Adams, Amite, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties. England replaces Dr. Thomas Dobbs who is now the Mississippi State Department of Health’s state epidemiologist. England received his bachelor of science degree […] [...]

MSC: Original jurisdiction over CONs unconstitutional

A disagreement over a dialysis facility in North Mississippi ended up killing a law designed to streamline the certificate of need appeals process. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled June 21 that a 2011 law that provided for a direct appeal to that court in CON cases was unconstitutional. The ruling was in response to a […] [...]

Court: UMMC subject to CON law, with exceptions

A June 14 decision from the Mississippi Supreme Court pulled off the nearly impossible task of satisfying the opposing sides. There is a catch, though. The high court found that the law governing the certificate of need process — which the Mississippi State Department of Health uses to approve or disapprove medically related projects – […] [...]

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