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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 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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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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