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USDA grant aimed at improving health of Delta clinic

One of the most pressing needs in the Mississippi Delta is adequate health care, and a recent federal grant will hopefully help a facility in Leland better serve the community. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $900,000 grant to the Delta Health Alliance (DHA) for renovations to the Leland Medical Clinic. Alliance CEO Karen Matthews told the Delta ...

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Protecting children from nerve agents

By Wally Northway While Mississippi State University scientists work on an antidote for nerve agents for use by the military, the federal government is looking for nerve agent treatments for children. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an effective, faster-acting and longer-lasting pediatric medication to treat seizures caused by nerve agents will be ...

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Records: DHA paid Delta Council $1M for ‘administrative’ services

The Delta Health Alliance has paid an average of $272,000 the past four years for an administrative contract with the Delta Council. Those figures are spelled out in DHA tax returns. In 2008, DHA paid Delta Council $293,630 for administrative services. In 2009 and 2010, that number dropped to $275,000. For the fiscal year that ended June 30,2011, DHA paid ...

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DHA’s CEO comes under fire with investigation by federal agency

After a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the Delta Health Alliance settled this summer, the U.S. Attorney in Northern Mississippi started an investigation of the nonprofit’s CEO. A grand jury has subpoenaed records related to the lawsuit to determine if Dr. Karen Fox inappropriately used DHA funds, which come almost exclusively from federal sources, for personal expenses. DHA’s board of ...

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Records: DHA paid Delta Council $1M for ‘administrative’ services

The Delta Health Alliance has paid an average of $272,000 the past four years for an administrative contract with the Delta Council. Those figures are spelled out in DHA tax returns. In 2008, DHA paid Delta Council $293,630 for administrative services. In 2009 and 2010, that number dropped to $275,000. For the fiscal year that ended June 30,2011, DHA paid ...

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Read the Dec. 19 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR: It is our inaugural Businessperson of the Year award. Find out whom we are honoring with our most prestigious award of the year. Also in this week’s paper: >> AN MBJ INVESTIGATION: A financial relationship exists between UMMC and the embattled Delta Health Alliance. — by CLAY CHANDLER >> KEMPER COUNTY ...

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Financial relationship between University of Mississippi Medical Center, DHA remains in place

Mentioned throughout the court file of James Hahn’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the Delta Health Alliance is a possible grant from DHA to University of Mississippi Medical Center to help the hospital pay for implementing electronic health records. The hospital’s move toward EHRs is part of the mandates spelled out in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A hospital ...

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Read the December 5th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — FEDS INVESTIGATING FOX: Clay Chandler breaks the story of federal authorities looking into misuse of funds by CEO Karen Fox. This list of alleged items that money was spent on is shocking. Also in this week’s paper: >> E-MAIL GONE WILD: In connection with the Fox investigation, an e-mail was sent in relation to former ...

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Delta Health Alliance CEO Karen Fox under investigation for possible misuse of funds

What began as a wrongful termination lawsuit against the non-profit Delta Health Alliance has ended in its CEO under investigation by a federal grand jury over the possible misuse of money at the agency. James Hahn, former vice president of programs at Stoneville-based DHA, which provides healthcare to the poor in the Mississippi Delta, was fired in May 2010 after ...

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