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Epidemiologist: State's hospitals can identify, isolate Ebola cases

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State health officials say Mississippi hospitals will be capable of handling any Ebola cases that may arise. State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some hospitals are updating procedures based on information provided by the state Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But even now as updates are ongoing, Dobbs said Mississippi ...

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Financial firms in competition for hospital trust fund

COLUMBUS — Twelve financial firms have submitted proposals to manage Lowndes County’s $30 million hospital trust fund. The county wants a bigger return on its investment of those funds. Board of Supervisors president Harry Sanders told the Commercial Dispatch that the county hopes the 0.2 percent ($60,000 annually) interest the county has recently earned on certificates of deposit will eventually ...

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Baptist Memorial lays off nearly two-dozen managers

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — A health care system based in Memphis has laid off 23 managers. Baptist Memorial Health Care says the cuts were across its 14-hospital system and included managerial layoffs in pathology, cardiac rehabilitation and cardiac catheterization. Baptist spokeswoman Ayoka Pond told The Commercial Appeal yesterday that the employees who were laid off can apply for other positions in ...

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Grace replacing Kennedy at Baptist Booneville

Baptist Memorial Health Care announced that Walter J. Grace, an assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto since 2003, has been promoted to CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville. Before becoming an assistant administrator, Grace was the controller for Baptist DeSoto. Before going to Baptist DeSoto, he served as chief financial officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Grace joined ...

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