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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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UMMC to continue seeing all patients as negotiations over reimbursement continues with Blue Cross Blue Shield

July 17, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The University of Mississippi Medical Center has extended its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi through August 28 as officials from both entities work toward a new agreement to provide fair reimbursement for medical services. Regardless of whether the contract terminates, UMMC will continue to provide health-care services to all […]

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Judge extends hold on Mississippi open-carry gun law

July 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi —  A Hinds County circuit judge has extended his hold on Mississippi’s open-carry gun law, declaring it unconstitutionally vague. Judge Winston Kidd on Friday put a permanent injunction on that law Friday. But, Attorney General Jim Hood is expected to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court. On June 28, Kidd put […]

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St. Dominic opens new behavioral health facility

July 11, 2013

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St. Dominic’s new Behavioral Health Services building housing the acute care psychiatric hospital and gero psychiatric hospital is now complete. Instead of renovating the existing Behavioral Health Services building which was in need of substantial repairs, St. Dominic’s completely razed the building and reconstructed it in phases in the same location. This new facility is […]

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Health Department: Buffalo fish linked to disease

July 10, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming three newly diagnosed cases of Haff disease, a rare but serious illness caused by an unidentified toxin in buffalo fish that can cause a condition called rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a muscle injury syndrome that causes pain, stiffness and rarely, kidney damage. The three Mississippi cases are members […]

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to host CMS regional director for district discussion on Affordable Care

June 25, 2013

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Bennie Thompson has announced that he will host Dr. Renard Murray, Regional Administrator for the CMS Atlanta Regional Office, on July 2, in Mississippi. Dr. Murray will discuss Affordable Care exchange implementation and how it will affect Mississippi hospital administrators, physicians, businesses, and other stakeholders. “I want Mississippi to succeed, and […]

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Olive Branch’s Sam Thomasson turns frustration into new business for the hearing impaired

May 22, 2013

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When Kate Thomasson was just a toddler she had lost most of her hearing. After trying numerous hearing aids that failed to fully remedy her problem, Kate’s frustrated father decided to take matters into his own hands. An accomplished electrical engineer and entrepreneur, Sam Thomasson vowed to use his expertise to create a revolutionary new […]

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Health Department hosts conference to improve community health

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and partners will host the 6th Empowering Communities for a Healthy Mississippi Conference on May 21 – 24. This year’s theme is “Creating a Holistic Approach to Healthy Communities” and will focus on building healthy communities, wellness and nutrition, and behavioral, adolescent and environmental health. Conference presentations and […]

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St. Dominic’s joins joint replacement registry

April 23, 2013

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St. Dominic’s has become a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures and to improve the patient experience of those who undergo joint replacement surgery. More than a million hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., and […]

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Rural Physicians Scholarship program gets new director

April 4, 2013

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The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program has a new executive director. Lena native Jennifer Wahnee Sherman has taken the reigns of the program, which was founded to relieve the state’s shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas by awarding state-funded scholarships to medical students committed to practicing back in their under-served hometowns. From the University […]

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