Tag Archives: New York Times

BCBS expecting new owner of HMA’s Miss. hospitals to help keep costs down

January 29, 2014

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Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tenn., completion Monday of its acquisition of Hospital Management Associates in a i$7.6 billion deal gives CHS ownership of 12 of HMA’s former Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities, including four in metro Jackson. The transaction creates the nation’s second largest for-profit hospital chain by revenue, with more than 206 hospitals […]

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NY Times explores culture of Mississippi’s comeback sauce

January 13, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Comeback sauce, a spicy, versatile remnant of a bygone South, is making something of, well, a comeback. And it is reminding Southerners of an old connection to Hellenic culture. Jackson was one of the many Southern towns where Greek immigrants found cafe jobs beginning in the 1920s. They learned the trade and […]

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New York Times comments on recent Mississippi legislation and ‘Nanny State’ of America

March 28, 2013

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Here is part of an op-ed in today’s New York TImes that mentions recent legislation passed in Mississippi … Americans, even those who generally support government intervention in our daily lives, have a reflexive response to being told what to do, and it’s not a positive one. It’s this common desire to be left alone […]

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Did Hurricane Sandy Blow Romney Off Course?

November 5, 2012

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If President Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, the historical memory of the race might turn on the role played by Hurricane Sandy. Already, some analysts are describing the storm as an “October surprise” that allowed Mr. Obama to regain his footing after stumbling badly in the first presidential debate and struggling to get back on […]

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NY Times reports HCA inquiry uncovered unnecessary cardiac surgeries

August 7, 2012

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An internal investigation by HCA, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States with 163 facilities, including Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, uncovered evidence as far back as 2002 and as recently as late 2010 showing that some cardiologists at several of its hospitals in Florida were unable to justify many of the […]

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Veteran journalist Sallie Gresham dies at 67

April 3, 2012

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Sallie Ann Neblett Gresham, the former senior editor of the Delta Democrat Times in Greenville, died Tuesday, the newspaper reporter. She was 68. Former colleagues called Gresham a consummate professional with sincere compassion for others. Gresham worked at the newspaper for 43 years until her retirement in 2009, when she moved to Florida to be […]

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New security threat: Banks as information gatekeepers

December 27, 2010

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By Ted Carter How far does the right to refuse service go? The New York Times posed this question in an editorial Sunday after Bank of America joined Visa, MasterCard and PayPal in refusing to accept payments designated as contributions to America’s newest villain – Wikileaks. Wikileaks has been busy leaking tens of thousands of […]

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