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Putt named new CEO of UHHC

JACKSON — David Putt has been appointed CEO of University Hospitals and Health System (UHHS) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). A retired Naval officer, Putt joined UMMC in 1995. He earned a certificate as a radiologic technologist, an associate degree at George Washington University, a B.S. at the State University of New York and a master’s in ...

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White House looking to flank GOP on healthcare

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional leaders are preparing a detailed healthcare proposal designed to win passage without Republican support if GOP lawmakers fail to embrace bipartisan compromises at President Barack Obama’s summit next week. A senior White House official said yesterday that Democratic negotiators are resolving final differences in House and Senate health bills that passed last year ...

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Baptist makes national ranking

BATESVILLE — Baptist Home Care & Hospice North Mississippi was recently named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The annual review identified the top 25 percent of the nation’s 8,000 home health agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners were ranked by an analysis ...

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Supervisors to hear hospital offers

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors say they will listen to any offers from any potential buyers for the county-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center (NRMC). The board voted 4-1 to execute a letter of discussion with Health Management Associates (HMA), a Naples, Fla., corporation that operates 54 hospitals in 15 states, including Natchez Community Hospital. Supervisors tell The Natchez Democrat that ...

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Dunlin wants jury to hear case

GREENWOOD — George Dulin is asking a federal appeals court to let a jury determine the fate of his discrimination lawsuit against Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The white former hospital attorney had alleged he was fired because of his race by the majority-black hospital board, but a judge dismissed Dulin’s suit during a trial in Aberdeen last month. The Greenwood Commonwealth ...

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Barbour signs 'meth' bill into law

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed House Bill 512, aimed at restricting the purchase of a key ingredient of the illegal drug methamphetamine. House Bill 512, which takes effect July 1, requires a doctor’s prescription to purchase cold and sinus medicine containing the ingredient pseudoephedrine. The bill swiftly passed the Legislature this month with overwhelming bipartisan support. “We are ...

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State's first West Nile case identified

COAHOMA COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) of 2010 in Coahoma County. In 2009, Mississippi had 53 WNV cases with four resulting in death. Mississippi’s first WNV case of 2009 occurred in January. Although WNV numbers were lower in 2009 than in the previous year, they ...

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Keeton named permanent UMMC dean

JACKSON — Dr. James E. Keeton has been named dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. Keeton has been interim dean of the medical school for the past seven months. He was also named vice chancellor for health affairs. Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones, who formerly held both positions, says he will submit the names of ...

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Coast physicians turn to iPhones

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System (SRHS) cardiologists are pioneering the integration of mobile technology and healthcare on the Mississippi Coast by using Apple iPhones to access patients’ test results without delay, regardless of the physician’s location. “In medicine, especially in cardiology, you have to act quickly,” said cardiologist Dr. Hugo Quintana. “If someone is coming in with a heart ...

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GOP fears healthcare summit is 'trap'

WASHINGTON — Even as Republicans publicly welcome President Barack Obama’s call for a bipartisan confab on healthcare, some privately worry that he might be laying a trap to portray their ideas as flimsy. If so, a shaky showing by GOP leaders could possibly embolden congressional Democrats to make a final, aggressive push to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, with or ...

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