Home » Tag Archives: healthcare (page 2)

Tag Archives: healthcare

Chaney readies contingency plan if court rules against insurance exchanges

Health-Insurance-Companies1

By JACK WEATHERLY  The Mississippi Insurance Department has developed a proposed contingency plan  in case the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates federally run health-insurance exchanges in 36 states, including Mississippi. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Thursday in an interview with the Mississippi Business Journal that the replacement would protect the federal tax credits that would otherwise be lost to about 100,000 Mississippians. ...

Read More »

Merit Health Wesley to debut 2 residency programs

MeritHealth

  HATTIESBURG — The way Dr. Sherry Turner has it figured, familiarity in fact breeds contentment and a certain comfort level. That’s at least part of the reason that Merit Health Wesley has plans to roll out a pair of residency programs in July that once fully-operational will engage 34 up-and-coming physicians annually. And those who train in Hattiesburg may ...

Read More »

Medical association offering discount prescription cards

Healthcare-Education-Industry-Banner-1

By JACK WEATHERLY  The Mississippi State Medical Association has begun offering prescription discount cards, promising substantial savings. The card can help uninsured and under-insured residents afford prescription medications at hundreds of pharmacies across the state, according to the association. “Helping patients get prescriptions they need is a priority,” association President Claude Brunson, M.D., said in a release. The card can ...

Read More »

More Miss. hospitals switch to Merit Health brand

MeritHealth

Gilmore Regional Medical Center in Amory has changed its name to reflect its affiliation with Tennessee-based Community Health Systems. The hospital is now Merit Health Gilmore Memorial. Community Health Systems acquired Gilmore and nine other Mississippi hospitals last year in a merger with Florida-based Health Management Associates. Several other hospitals also switched to the new brand Monday. Tri-Lakes Medical Center ...

Read More »

JACK WEATHERLY: Summertime and fears from not so long ago

vaccination-feature_rgb

The little girl whose blue veins shone through her lovely ivory skin was dead. She could have been my first girlfriend. I had a crush on her when I was seven or eight. It was on one of those languorous summer days when the news was spread rapidly through our Memphis neighborhood by children— fleet little messengers of sorrow. Joan ...

Read More »

Anderson Regional Medical Center announces new CEO

MERIDIAN — Anderson Regional Medical Center announced John G. Anderson, FACHE, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. “We, as a Board, have every confidence in John’s ability to lead Anderson,” Dr. Joe Anderson, Chairman of the Board, told hundreds of community leaders and staff who had gathered for the announcement. “John has earned this position by working his ...

Read More »

Prison system could save money with health care contract

JACKSON — The head of the Mississippi Department of Corrections says the state could save $2 million over the next three years by choosing a new private contractor to provide health care for inmates. The health services contract is one of several Department of Corrections financial pacts that are being redone after last year’s federal criminal indictment of former Commissioner ...

Read More »

More patients treated at UMMC for "spice" overdose

JACKSON – More patients exhibiting symptoms related to an overdose of the designer drug “spice” have been seen at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department over the last two days. The new cases – a reported five on Wednesday and seven on Tuesday – puts the number of patients treated at the Medical Center for symptoms of spice ...

Read More »

Adams Co. ponders retirement fix for ex-hospital employees

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors are working on a solution to the problem of unpaid retirement benefits for former Natchez Regional Medical Center employees. The Natchez Democrat reports that when the county-owned hospital filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2014, one of the unsecured creditors in the filing was the Public Employees Retirement System. One proposal is for the county ...

Read More »