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National Donate Life Month celebration begins at UMMC

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and University of Mississippi Medical Center teamed up on Tuesday to promote the start of National Donate Life Month. The highlight of the celebration was a ceremonial balloon release at noon to honor organ, eye and tissue donors from UMMC and celebrate the miracle of the organs transplanted ...

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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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Hospital lands grant to make tower hurricane resistant

PASCAGOULA — A $17 million grant will let Singing River Health System renovate the south tower of Singing River Hospital, fortifying it against hurricanes. Chief operating officer Kevin Holland tells The Mississippi Press that improvements paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will include windows able to withstand 150-mph winds. He says existing windows are rated up to 90 ...

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Anderson joins UMMC

Dr. Chris Anderson, who specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants, has joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and will see patients through University of Mississippi Health Care. Anderson, a Lucedale native who previously worked at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., currently leads the kidney transplant program. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of ...

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Singing River Health Systems plans to request bond money for EMR system

Singing River Health Systems in Pascagoula has plans to ask Jackson County to float a $37.5-million bond issue, mostly to pay for the purchase and implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) and diagnostic cross-reference systems. It could be the start of a trend for county-owned hospitals across the State of Mississippi. A combination of money available through the American Recovery ...

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Moving forward

New $2.7-million medical park, wellness center part new construction, improvements At a time when some hospitals are struggling with financial and staffing issues, the Singing River Health System is thriving. Based in Pascagoula, the system includes Singing River Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital. The system is moving forward with a new $22.7-million medical park and wellness center in Pascagoula and ...

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Anderson given seat on board

The Jackson County Economic Development Foundation Inc. (JCEDF) announced that Singing River Health System’s CEO Chris Anderson has been appointed chairman of the board of JCEDF effective immediately. Anderson is the immediate-past vice chairman and is succeeding Merchants and Marine Bank president and CEO Royce Cumbest. Cumbest had served as chairman of the board since May 2006, and will continue ...

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