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Plans Expand for Madison St. Dominic’s

At a rally Monday for the proposed St. Dominic’s Madison Campus, approximately 400 supporters learned of the hospital’s plans to expand the new hospital campus with 350 acres of sports fields. The addition to the campus would be a public-private investment for health and wellness, sports and recreation, said Paul Arrington, St. Dominic’s vice president of business development. The plans ...

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States looking to ban government-mandated insurance

Although President Barack Obama’s push for a healthcare overhaul has stalled, conservative lawmakers in about half the states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates. The proposals would assert a state-based right for people to pay medical bills from their own pocketbooks and prohibit penalties against those who refuse to carry health insurance. In many ...

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Wilson Research Foundation helps meet needs

The fund-raising arm of Methodist Rehabilitation Center finds ways to keep raising money Methodist Rehabilitation Center (MRC) is Mississippi’s only comprehensive rehabilitation hospital featuring programs specifically designed to treat people who have had a stroke, brain or spinal injury. Each program has a staff dedicated to the treatment of that specific injury or illness. That experience gives the staff at ...

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Madison hospital one of few to be opening

CANTON — Madison County Medical Center (MCMC) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last week to share the plans for the region’s newest hospital. The completed facility will house 67 beds and feature over 100,000 square feet, including an emergency department, intensive care unit, women’s service center and nursery, surgery and imaging centers, pharmacy, physical therapy center and much more.  “This groundbreaking ...

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Breaking through the red tape

Insurance agent and cancer survivor has found way to help clients with medical bills   She’s been a breast cancer survivor for 25 years, and in the insurance business for 16 years, so it’s safe to say Kay Rhett has seen a lot of medical bills. “I sell cancer policies and major medical, and I’ve been filing cancer claims for ...

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Rural healthcare is at a premium

Hospitals are struggling during difficult times In these tough economic times, many businesses are struggling. Hospitals are not exempt from those struggles. At the National Rural Hospital Association’s Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conference in Portland, Ore., last October, John Gale, a research associate with the Maine Rural Health Research Center, spoke about how not-for-profit and public CAH’s are accountable to ...

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Barnes helps home health nurses

More and more folks are coming out of retirement to help fill the need in the nursing ranks With hospital stays now shorter and shorter, even for patients undergoing major surgery, home care services have become invaluable to many. “Fifteen years ago, a patient having gall bladder surgery would be in the hospital a week or more,” said Ann Barnes, ...

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Hospital wars

River Oaks, St. Dominic’s do battle over second Madison hospital Madison County is finally getting a new hospital. And if St. Dominic’s Health Services gets its way, the county will be getting two. The state Health Department will conduct hearings for the facility this week. A spokesperson for the Health Department said it will be at least four months before a ...

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Panel rules FEMA should pay hospital

NEW ORLEANS — An arbitration panel ruled yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency must pay almost half a billion dollars to replace the hospital that served New Orleans’ poor before it was heavily damaged in Hurricane Katrina. The decision ended a long-running dispute between the state and the federal agency, which argued that damage to Charity Hospital was not ...

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Health Partners joins Today's Options

JACKSON — Universal American Corp. announced that Mississippi Health Partners of Jackson has agreed to participate in its network of healthcare providers for the Today’s Options PPO plan. “One of the reasons we decided to partner with Today’s Options PPO plan is the plan’s emphasis on prevention and wellness for people on Medicare,” said James A. Fuzy, president and CEO ...

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