Posts Tagged ‘River Oaks Hospital’

Blue Cross agrees to pay in-network rates at four HMA hospitals

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Under increasing pressure from Gov. Phil Bryant and the state Insurance Department, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi said yesterday it would start paying in-network rates at four hospitals whose contracts the insurer had canceled. Mississippi’s largest private health insurer said it would resume higher payments to Amory’s Gilmore Memorial Regional […] [...]

HMA turns down Blue Cross’ reinstatement offer to four Mississippi hospitals

JACKSON — Health Management Associates has rejected an offer from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi to reinstate four of 10 HMA-owned hospitals in Mississippi into the insurer’s provider network. HMA says the terms were unacceptable. Blue Cross Blue Shield issued a news release Monday stating it would be willing to reinstate the four hospitals […] [...]

Heather Sistrunk appointed COO

by Published: July 26,2013

Tags: healthcare, Heather Sistrunk, River Oaks Hospital

Heather Sistrunk, RN, BSN, MHSA, of Brandon had been named COO of River Oaks Hospital. Prior to this role, Sistrunk served as the Southern Division director of quality and clinical implementation for Health Management Physician Network (HMPN). She has more than seventeen years of health care experience and began her career as a nurse in […] [...]

Ashley Hood named osteopathic association president

Dr. Ashley Hood, an OB/GYN, has been named the president of the Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association (MOMA).  Hood, whose practice is located in the Suites of River Oaks Hospital, began his two-year term with the association at the end of May.   [...]

Dwayne Blaylock named River Oaks Hospital CEO

by Published: May 16,2013

Tags: Dwayne Blaylock, healthcare, River Oaks Hospital

Dwayne Blaylock is the new CEO for River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Blaylock moves from his position as the CEO at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory, where he has been since 2008. He is returning to River Oaks Hospital where he served as COO from 2002 through 2004. Blaylock received his bachelor of […] [...]

Hospital recognizes workers

River Oaks Hospital “Associates of the Year” were announced recently at an employee meeting. Brad Farmer received the River Oaks Associate of the Year award. Since 1995, Farmer has been an associate at River Oaks where he currently serves as the laboratory’s point-of-care testing supervisor. Farmer started as a student, was hired as a lab […] [...]

New executives named

River Oaks Hospital in Flowood has two new executives. Tim Mitchell has been named the CEO of River Oaks, and is assuming this position in addition to his role as the CEO of Health Management Associates Jackson market. Mitchell assumed the position of CEO of River Oaks following the retirement of Denny Bruns. Mitchell has […] [...]

HMA recognizes Albin

Patricia Albin was one of five associates to receive the coveted title “Associate of the Year” by Health Management Associates. She was also named “Associate of the Year” at River Oaks Hospital, and was then nominated by River Oaks President and CEO Dennis R. Bruns and chosen out of more than 40,500 associates to receive […] [...]

Sinclair named CFO

Brad Sinclair had been named CFO of River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Prior to this role, Sinclair served as CFO at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon and Riley Hospital in Meridian. Sinclair is certified public accountant with over 10 years of healthcare finance experience and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from […] [...]

Q&A: Denny Bruns, River Oaks Hospital

Dennis R. “Denny” Bruns has served as president and CEO/president of River Oaks Hospital for more than three years. Bruns earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry and a master’s in health care administration degree from Indiana University.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Prior to joining River Oaks, he served […] [...]

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