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Health Department issues CONS, one for cost overrun

June 30, 2014

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) to three health care-related projects, including one for a cost overrun. St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital received CON authority for the renovation of 17,008 square feet of space on the first and second floors of the hospital in order to modernize […]

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Nunnelee hospitalized with ‘small abnormality’ on brain

May 9, 2014

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WASHINGTON — Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee is in a Washington, D.C., hospital after initially suffering nausea and fatigue. WTVA-TV reports Nunnelee, a Republican from Tupelo, went to the hospital Wednesday after consulting with the House attending physician. In a statement, Nunnelee says an MRI later showed a small abnormality on the right side of his […]

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St. Dominic offering new telemedicine service to physicians

March 13, 2014

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One Mississippi hospital is providing a health service to physicians across the state, and the doctors will not even have to leave their office to take advantage of the offering. St. Dominic’s expanded partnership with REACH Health Inc. connects lung specialists with acute care pulmonary patients – such as those suffering from collapsed lungs, severe […]

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UMMC signs agreement to operate helicopter in N. Miss.

January 14, 2014

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A new agreement between a Mississippi hospital and a medical helicopter company will mean better service for those in North Mississippi. AirCare, a medical transport helicopter service from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, will base a helicopter in Grenada this spring. AirCare bases its current helicopters at the main UMMC campus in […]

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Doctors at UMMC complete state’s first pancreas transplant

December 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s record of firsts, surgeons transplanted a pancreas and kidney into a 49-year-old man on Thursday night, marking the first such event for the state and final piece of UMMC’s abdominal transplant line. “Our goal has been to build a complete and high-functioning abdominal transplant […]

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Got mother’s milk? Forrest General meets demand with depot

September 17, 2013

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While most are familiar with hospitals’ constant struggle to maintain their supply of blood, many are unaware that health care facilities also face a challenge when it comes to another life-sustaining liquid — human milk. Demand for donor human milk in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) continues to rise. Supply of donor milk has been […]

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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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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

December 11, 2011

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Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center […]

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St. Dominic president announces retirement

October 21, 2011

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JACKSON —  Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, O.P. has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of her intention to step down as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (“SDHS”) effective January 1, 2012. She made the decision following a time of personal reflection and prayer. During her tenure, one of her focuses […]

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