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Lawyer, former Ole Miss football standout leads Baptist Health Systems’ board


By LYNN LOFTON Well known attorney, community leader and former Ole Miss football standout Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan, Jr. is the new chairman of the board of trustees of Baptist Health Systems. A nine-year member of the board, he is a partner with Jernigan, Copeland & Anderson law firm in Ridgeland. Jernigan, who’s practiced law since 1972, says the role of ...

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Jernigan named chairman

Baptist Health Systems has appointed Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan, Jr. as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He has served on Baptist’s board for nine years. Jernigan is a partner with Jernigan, Copeland & Anderson in Ridgeland. A native of Jackson, Jernigan is a graduate of Murrah High School and the University of Mississippi, where he earned his law degree ...

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Baptist Health Systems makes changes

Baptist Health Systems in Jackson has announced promotions and staff addition: Jennifer Yoe Jurney has joined Baptist Health Systems as director of physician marketing. She was previously a pharmaceutical sales representative with GlaxoSmithKline’s respiratory care division in north Mississippi. Jurney holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College. ...

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State mulling options on extending benefits to same-sex spouses


By TED CARTER Same-sex couples are tying the knot across Mississippi but the state has not yet decided how – or whether – it will extend worker benefits to the same-sex spouses of state employees. The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration is trying to get a fix on the state’s obligations in the wake of last week’s ruling by ...

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HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Larger operations can give aid to struggling rural hospitals

An estimated 40 percent of rural hospitals in the country are operating at a loss, and the situation is getting worse for many rural hospitals not affiliated with larger healthcare facilities because of increased government regulations combined with reduced reimbursements. Closure of a rural hospital can have a devastating impact on a small community that is already losing population and ...

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Bill Thompson named CFO

Bill Thompson, CPA, has joined Baptist Health Systems as chief financial officer. His career spans almost 30 years with experience in health care management and finance. Thompson comes to Baptist from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he served as the health system’s CFO. He also held positions as UMMC Health System’s director of finance and chief accounting officer. ...

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Madison's Christmas on Ice will not take place this year

According to a statement from Baptist Health Systems, Christmas On Ice at Baptist Madison Campus will not take place this year, Baptist Health Systems announced today. “Christmas On Ice provided a wonderful opportunity for Baptist to give back to the families in our community,” said Chris Anderson, President and CEO of Baptist Health Systems. “Having ice skating in Mississippi drew ...

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Edgar A. Flores

A  native of Costa Rica, Edgar Flores relocated to the Deep South in 2010 when he was named business operations coordinator for Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. Before joining the hospital, Flores earned his doctorate from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. At Baptist Health Systems, Flores directs and administers all business operations programs, including outpatient services, patient accounts, main ...

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Anderson leaving Singing River; going to Baptist

PASCAGOULA — Chris Anderson, CEO of Singing River Health System (SRHS) since 1998, is leaving to take a similar position at Baptist Health Systems in Jackson. His last day at SRHS will be March 1. Anderson originally came to SRHS in 1994 as controller. He steadily moved through the administrative ranks until being appointed CEO on June 1, 1998. “Chris ...

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Baptist adds physicians

    Baptist Health Systems is welcoming urologist Allen Haraway, M.D., and pediatric cardiologist David Braden, M.D., of Mississippi Children’s Heart to the medical staff. Haraway has joined the Mississippi Urology Clinic. Haraway, a native of Senatobia, earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Mississippi and medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He ...

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