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Former ambulance service director accused of stealing

GREENVILLE — The former director of ambulance services at Delta Regional Medical Center has been arrested for embezzlement. Greenville Police Sgt. Michael Merchant tells the Delta Democrat Times  Jerry Graham was charged this week after an internal investigation by the hospital found some discrepancies in the operations of the ambulance service. Merchant says bond had been set at $2,500 by ...

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Hospital planning new, $12M emergency room

NEW ALBANY — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County wants a new emergency room facility. Hospital officials have asked the Mississippi State Department of Health to approve a $12 million, 20,000-square-foot extension on the south side of the hospital. Rather than expand the existing emergency room, Baptist wants a completely new facility with 22 patient examination rooms compared to the existing seven ...

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Doctor's license revoked for role in kickback scheme

GREENVILLE — The Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville is looking for a new emergency room doctor after Dr. Robert Corkern’s medical license was revoked. Corkern was sentenced last fall to two years’ house confinement and three years’ post-release supervision for his role in a medical kickback scheme. Corkern pleaded guilty to bribing a former Panola County administrator to use ...

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PEER reviews trauma care fund, makes recommendations

JACKSON — In response to a legislative request, the PEER Committee has conducted a review of the revenues, distributions and expenditures of the Mississippi Trauma Care Systems Fund. The Legislature created the state’s trauma care system to “reduce the death and disability resulting from traumatic injury.” Participants in the state’s trauma care system are the Department of Health, the department’s ...

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Health Department gives River Region lowest trauma level

VICKSBURG — River Region Medical Center’s emergency room rating has been dropped by the state to the lowest possible, meaning transfers of patients to other facilities might become more customary. The Mississippi State Department of Health lowered the rating from a Level III to Level IV in February, in part because of a decision not to hire a designated trauma ...

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Memorial Hospital named Level II Trauma Center

GULFPORT — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has been designated a Level II Trauma Center by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Memorial is the only Level II Trauma Center in Harrison and Hancock counties. A Level II Trauma Center provides comprehensive trauma care to the community or region and serves as a referral facility for Level III and IV Trauma ...

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UMMC ahead of curve on uninsured FQHCs

In Sept. 2008, the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson began an innovative program to match Emergency Room patients with preventative care physicians in medical homes. Now the hospital believes it is seeing positive results. UMMC sees more than 100,000 ER patients a year. More than 30,000 of those patients are uninsured, and about 17,000 don’t have a medical ...

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