Home » Tag Archives: clinics (page 2)

Tag Archives: clinics

Patient claims HIV infection from Rose Cancer Center

SUMMIT — A cancer clinic doctor in south Mississippi who was already facing federal criminal charges for allegedly using old syringes and watered-down chemotherapy drugs is now facing a civil lawsuit that claims a patient contracted HIV from a dirty needle. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, has been held without bond since her arrest in ...

Read More »

State ranks as unhealthiest in U.S. for 10th consecutive year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The latest national health rankings show that once again Mississippi is the unhealthiest state in the nation. The study done by the United Health Foundation ranked Vermont the most healthy for the third year in a row and the fourth time in the last five years. New Hampshire ranked as the second healthiest state and Maine ranked ...

Read More »

UMMC, HMA mulling possible affiliation

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Health Management Associates Inc., which owns 10 hospitals in Mississippi, are exploring a possible affiliation to expand health professions education in the state, enhance the delivery and quality of medical services and prepare both organizations for a changing national health-care landscape in the years ahead. Officials said the potential affiliation ...

Read More »

Bapitst completes acquisition of hospital, clinic

CARTHAGE — Baptist Health Systems has completed the purchase of Leake Memorial Hospital/Extended Care and Clinic facilities. Baptist had been overseeing operation at the facilities since March. Baptist officials anticipate the transition of leadership will be complete sometime in January. Baptist Health Systems, based in Jackson, is the parent company of Baptist Medical Center, The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care ...

Read More »

Singing River to open The Clinic at Walmart

PASCAGOULA — Walmart and Singing River Health System (SRHS) have announced The Clinic at Walmart operated by SRHS. The clinic will open Nov. 7 inside the Walmart in Pascagoula. The walk-in health clinic is the first owned and operated by SRHS in a Walmart. The clinic will treat common health ailments and offer routine services. “By joining with Walmart to ...

Read More »

Seasonal flu shots available statewide at county clinics

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Seasonal flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics. The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for anyone age six months and older. “The flu shot is your best protection against the flu,” said MSDH acting state epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers. “Seasonal flu usually peaks in January through March in Mississippi, ...

Read More »

Judge sets trial date for chemotherapy fraud case

SUMMIT — A federal judge has set a Feb. 7 trial date for a doctor and two others charged in a massive chemotherapy fraud case that authorities say swindled millions from Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, and two others are charged with numerous federal crimes for allegedly participating in a scheme to ...

Read More »

Cancer doctor pleads not guilty to fraud charges

SUMMIT — A cancer doctor stood shackled before a federal judge yesterday and pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing millions of dollars from Medicaid and Medicare by diluting chemotherapy drugs and reusing old needles on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, the 50-year-old founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, said little other than to answer the judge’s questions during ...

Read More »

Cancer doctor petitions court for release from jail

SUMMIT — A Mississippi cancer doctor wants a federal appeals court to let her out of jail as she awaits trial on charges that her clinic diluted chemotherapy drugs and used old needles as part of a multi-million-dollar Medicaid and Medicare fraud scheme. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, the 50-year-old owner of Rose Cancer Clinic in Summit, has been jailed in the ...

Read More »

Ex-office manager pleads not guilty in fraud case

SUMMIT — The former office manager of a South Mississippi cancer clinic pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that she was involved in a massive health care fraud that included using old needles and giving patients less chemotherapy or cheaper drugs than they were led to believe. Brittany McCoskey, 24, of Monticello, stood shackled before a federal judge in Jackson ...

Read More »