Posts Tagged ‘surgery’

St Dominic, HMA back in court over outpatient clinic

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a lawsuit involving St. Dominic Health Systems’ efforts to buy an outpatient clinic in Madison County. A judge ruled against St. Dominic in 2011. In 2008, St. Dominic agreed to buy the ambulatory surgery center for $800,000. Although the center was no longer in […] [...]

Fall at Capitol may have saved lawmaker’s life

CARTHAGE — Mississippi Rep. Bennett Malone was in surgery yesterday for a pelvic aneurysm. Malone, a 69-year-old Democrat from Carthage, was hospitalized last week after he fell down stairs at the state Capitol. His wife, Theresa Malone, says the fall inadvertently may have saved his life, because a cautionary MRI revealed the large aneurysm. She […] [...]

Trial date set for fatal buttocks implant case

JACKSON — A suspect charged in Mississippi with the cosmetic buttocks injection blamed in the death of a Georgia woman has been set for trial in April. WLBT-TV reports Tracey Lynn Garner, also known as Morris Garner, is set for trial April 8 in Hinds County Circuit Court. Garner is one of two people have […] [...]

More details released on illegal, fatal buttocks implant

JACKSON — Court records say the Georgia woman who died after an illegal buttocks implant in Mississippi was told that the procedure would be performed by a medical professional, but authorities and testimony show that it was given by a floral and interior designer with no training or license. Two people have been charged in […] [...]

Another charged with murder in illegal buttocks implant case

JACKSON — A second person faces a charge of murdering a Georgia woman who died from an illegal buttocks implant in Mississippi in March, authorities said. The Mississippi attorney general’s office said in a news release that 39-year-old Natasha Stewart of Memphis, Tenn., was arrested Jan. 3. The release said she waived extradition and will […] [...]

Hearing set for man charged with murder after illegal buttocks implant

JACKSON — A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for a Mississippi man charged with depraved-heart murder after performing an illegal buttocks implant that killed a Georgia woman. Morris Garner, who has had gender-changing surgeries and goes by the name Tracey Lynn Garner, is charged with doing the procedure in March at a house in Jackson. […] [...]

Study ranks River Oaks second in nation for spinal procedure

FLOWOOD — River Oaks Hospital has received the nation’s second-highest ranking among hospitals performing spine discectomy, or the surgical removal of herniated discs that are pressing on a nerve or the spinal cord. River Oaks was also ranked 21st on the list of the nation’s top 25 hospitals in the area of spine fusion, a […] [...]

River Oaks physician performs new surgery for first time in state

FLOWOOD — River Oaks Hospital reports it is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical device to treat the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Dr. Winston Capel, a neurosurgeon, has performed the state’s first SI joint fusion surgery at River Oaks Hospital using the minimally-invasive iFuse Implant System, according to the hospital. Capel, who according to […] [...]

DRMC announces chief of staff

Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is pleased to announce Robert L. Curry, M.D., Urologist, as its new Chief of Staff.  As Chief of Staff, Curry will serve as Chief Medical Officer, as well as on the Board of Trustees at DRMC. Stansel Harvey, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at DRMC says, “Dr. Hayek did a remarkable […] [...]

Team performs first heart transplant in years

by Published: September 23,2011

Tags: healthcare, heart, heart transplant, hospitals, medicine, pediatrics, surgery

JACKSON — According to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), its pediatric heart transplant team has performed the first heart transplant in eight years on 13-year-old Malcolm Jones of Winona. Jones underwent surgery Sept. 18 at Batson Children’s Hospital. He is listed in fair condition. The pediatric heart transplant program had become inactive due […] [...]

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