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Baptist to bring 250 jobs to downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Baptist Memorial Health Care will move 250 jobs to downtown Jackson, the hospital announced Thursday. Sixty of those jobs will be new and all of them will comprise the hospital system’s business operations center. Baptist will lease four floors, 41,000 square feet, of the Regions Plaza building at 210 E. Capitol St. “This new office will centralize the ...

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West Virginia edges Mississippi for fattest state

A report released by two nonprofit groups shows West Virginia has the highest rate of obesity among adults in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analyzed figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found West Virginia had an obesity rate of 37.7 percent. Mississippi was ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Cardiologist Shwan Jalal, MD

Shwan Jalal, MD, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in the practice of cardiology in association with Bassam R. Baroudi, MD, at Coast Heart Institute, 4215 15th St. in Gulfport. Jalal completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Jalal is board certified in internal medicine ...

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Employees honored for service at Mississippi State Hospital

Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield recently honored employees with July anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Recipients include, first row, from left: Mildred Jones Young, Raymond, 1 year; Mary Ward Black, Tupelo, 1 year; Vera Faye Chase, Brandon, 25 years; Valeria R. Grim, Florence, 25 years; Tiffany D. Clomax, Chicago, 1 year. Second row: Marcus Anthoni Jones, ...

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Dr. Chad E. Cooley joins Jackson Healthcare for Women

Dr. Chad E. Cooley is joining Jackson Healthcare for Women as an obstetrician/gynecologist. Cooley has won numerous awards, including the UMMC Resident Teaching and Obstetrics Awards. He is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Mississippi State Medical Association, and American Medical Association. He completed his bachelor of science degree in Chemistry and Biology and graduated ...

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Privacy in wired hospitals in Mississippi

By JULIA MILLER Whether you’ve been admitted to the hospital or checked into a clinic for a wellness checkup, it’s likely you have a firsthand understanding of the how much information is entrusted to your healthcare provider. Five hospitals in Mississippi are leading the charge in making sure that patient safety and privacy stay at the forefront in the today’s ...

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Medicaid managed care contracts pending review by state board

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The Mississippi Division of Medicaid, at the behest of Gov. Phil Bryant, is asking the Personal Service Contract Review Board to review the managed care contracts it awarded earlier this summer. A coalition of Mississippi hospitals, which formed its own managed care company and tried unsuccessfully to win a contract with the Division of ...

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Medicaid managed care program remains controversial

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Controversy has swirled around the state’s efforts to control cost in its Medicaid program through a managed program almost since its inception. In 2013, about 22 percent of the state’s Medicaid recipients were enrolled in a managed care program where an insurance provider receives a set fee to provide medical services regardless of how ...

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Baptist Medical Center names Tyler Winford, MD, as Otolaryngologist

Tyler Winford, MD, has joined Baptist Medical Centers in Jackson as an otolaryngologist. Winford received an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Mississippi College in Clinton, then attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. Winford completed an Otolaryngology residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Winford has research experience spanning ...

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