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Medical building named for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is naming a building for Gov. Phil Bryant. College Board trustees approved the plan Thursday morning. Bearing Bryant’s name will be the university’s recently opened medical school building in Jackson. The five-story, $74 million structure was officially opened in August, giving the university room to expand the number of physicians it trains. The Republican ...

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Health spending a priority for local businesses

By JULIA MILLER With the dawning of November, most people’s attentions are turning toward the holidays, but for business owners, there’s the standard end-of-the-year checklist that must be addressed. From financial statements to plans for the new year, this time of the year can become a season of tying up loose ends. One thing you shouldn’t forget is health insurance ...

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Mississippi Medicaid looking at work requirement

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The Mississippi Division of Medicaid wants permission from the federal government to impose a requirement that a small percentage of recipients work or are in work force training programs. Medicaid officials have scheduled two public hearings later this month in Jackson to garner public input on the proposal. Collecting public input on the proposal ...

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Oktibbeha County voters reject sale of hospital

By MICHEALA GIBSON MORRIS / Daily Journal  STARKVILLE – Oktibbeha County voters want OCH Regional Medical Center to remain a county-owned hospital. In unofficial results from the Tuesday referendum, there were 5,271 votes against the sale of the Starkville hospital– just shy of 58 percent of the ballots cast. Those in favor of the sale had 3,819 votes, 42 percent. ...

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Rural hospital in north Mississippi sold to new owner

A rural hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been sold by one Tennessee company to another. Northwest Mississippi Medical Center, in Clarksdale, has 181 beds. Community Health Systems, Inc., based in Franklin, Tennessee, said in a news release that one of its subsidiaries completed the sale of the hospital Nov. 1 to Curea (CURE-a) Health, based in Clinton, Tennessee. Curea ...

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Olmsted Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Blake R. Olmsted, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Olmsted received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He completed both an internship and his residency in internal medicine at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He also completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of Mississippi ...

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Karam joins Hattiesburg Clinic to direct new service

Claudia Karam, M.D., has joined the Hattiesburg Clinic and will direct the new Functional & Integrative Medicine service. Dr. Karam received her medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. She completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, ...

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Merit Health Burn Program adds new laser, Adcock named program director

David W. Adcock, MD, has been named director of the Joseph M. Still Burn & Reconstruction Center’s Laser and Reconstruction program at Merit Health Central. Adcock joined the burn program in July 2015 and has 21 years of laser experience in both research and therapeutic uses. Lasers are used for scar revision and other applications, including cosmetic treatments, and can ...

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Baptist welcomes new CV surgeon to staff

Richard Eubanks, MD. a cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon, has joined the staff at Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Eubanks received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1995. Eubanks completed a residency in general surgery in 2000 and a ...

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