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St. Dominic's Madison hospital plans denied again

Hospital may appeal ruling to state Supreme Court JACKSON — Wednesday Madison County Chancery Court upheld the state Health Department’s August decision to deny St. Dominic Hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) application for an expansion of its hospital into Madison County. St. Dominic’s is studying the decision to determine its next steps, said Paul Arrington, the hospital’s vice president of ...

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CON battle continues

Hospitals sue UMMC and Health Department over CON decision Three area hospitals have filed a civil suit in Hinds County Chancery Court against University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the state Health Department. They are requesting a court ruling on whether UMMC is exempt from state certificate of need (CON) law regarding the purchase an expensive radiosurgery device that is ...

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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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Q&A: Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, MSDH

Healthy responsibility Currier steps in at Health Department at difficult time Dr. Mary Currier became Mississippi state health officer in early 2010 after serving as state epidemiologist from 1993 to 2003 and again from 2007 until 2009.  The Ann Arbor, Mich., native recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery for a conversation about public health in Mississippi ...

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