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Shutdown gives Obama unlikely ally: big business

October 2, 2013

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The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — Business leaders are taking sides with Democratic President Barack Obama after failing to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown. Obama, whose health care and regulatory agenda they have vigorously opposed, is embracing the business outreach, eager to employ groups like the U.S. Chamber of […]

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Ochsner Health System takes over Hancock Medical Center

September 18, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS — The operation of Hancock Medical Center is in the hands of Ochsner Health System for 90 days. The board of supervisors signed a contract with Ochsner to improve how the county-owned medical facility performs. Supervisors terminated the management contract with Quorum Health Resources, which had run the hospital for several years. […]

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Miss. lawmakers hear about BlueCross-HMA dispute

September 16, 2013

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Emily Wagster Pettus JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers say they hope the state’s second-largest hospital company and largest health insurer will resolve a financial dispute before patients lose care or facilities close. Health Management Associates, a Florida-based company that owns 10 Mississippi hospitals, sued Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi in June, saying that the […]

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UMMC names new physician workforce director

August 27, 2013

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Dr. John R. Mitchell of Pontotoc has been named the new director of the Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce, the organization whose duties include putting more primary care doctors to work in the state’s medically needy areas. Mitchell, a family physician, hospitalist with North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc and faculty member with the center’s […]

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NMMC celebrates surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries

August 22, 2013

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North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart Institute recently reached a major milestone by surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries. Betty Graham of the Hurricane community in Pontotoc County became the 20,000th heart surgery patient at NMMC on July 5 when cardiothoracic surgeon David Talton, M.D., performed bypass surgery on five coronary arteries and repaired her heart’s mitral […]

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BBC: Crowdfunding for medical care

August 14, 2013

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Crowdfunding to raise money for medical costs? The BBC reports on a new California start-up called Watsi: Watsi is a new take on the idea of crowdfunding, which involves large numbers of people contributing to a project to help it achieve a specific goal. The non-profit website allows visitors to make personal donations for as little […]

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Gov. Bryant to address healthcare summit in Jackson

August 14, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant will address more than 700 registered attendees tomorrow at the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit at the Jackson Convention Complex. The summit is co-hosted by the Mississippi Economic Council, the Mississippi Economic Development Council, the Mississippi State Medical Association, the Mississippi Hospital Association, the Mississippi Municipal League and the Mississippi Partnership […]

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UMMC taps Kevin Cook as CEO for adult hospitals

August 9, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Kevin Cook has been named chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s adult hospitals, effective July 8. A native of Miami, Fla., Cook had served as president and CEO of St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and was the Metro President of Toledo for Mercy Health Partners, part […]

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North Mississippi Health Services named “Most Wired”

July 29, 2013

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TUPELO, Miss.-This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, and the 13th time that North Mississippi Health Services has been included on the prestigious Most Wired list. In that time, hospitals and health care systems have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems […]

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Panelists announced for governor’s health care summit

July 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit has announced panelists for the morning sessions of the event, with over 300 attendees registered so far. Governor Phil Bryant will host the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit Thursday, August 15 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event, which will focus on the objectives […]

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