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JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem

An integral part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi initiative is utilizing healthcare as an economic development driver for our state. During a recent Healthcare Huddle, an awareness-building tour, Governor Phil Bryant recently shared a fact that floored the audience: Mississippi is one of the best places in the United States for doctors to practice. This was news to ...

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Bill would open hospital meetings, expand records access

JACKSON — With troubles at a large public hospital creating political waves on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, lawmakers are trying to make the affairs of hospitals and their pension systems more open. The full House passed a bill Wednesday to require some public pension systems to report their financial status every year, while a Senate committee passed a bill to ...

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Choctaws' new hospital nearing completion

PHILADELHIA — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is planning for a March 2 ribbon cutting for the tribe’s new hospital near Philadelphia. This will be followed by the grand opening for the facility on March 9. Tribal spokeswoman Misty Dreifuss tells WTOK-TV in Meridian the $55 million facility will be set up to meet an array of health care needs of ...

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Miss. children's hospital plans $150 million expansion

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they’re planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive care unit. Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the project in Wednesday’s State of the State speech. In a pre-speech briefing, Bryant staffers said the governor supports ...

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Local, state, federal officials launch Singing River Hospital probe

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County district attorney’s office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the state auditor’s office are looking into allegations of misconduct by officials with Singing River Health System. Singing River has been under constant fire since it was made public that the health system stopped paying into its retirees’ pension fund in 2009. District Attorney Tony Lawrence ...

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Singing River Health System sues KPMG: 'colossal' error

GULFPORT — Singing River Health System says it has sued its former accounting firm, KPMG LLP, accusing it of $88 million dollars in mistakes. Singing River said in a news release that the federal lawsuit accuses the national accounting firm of breach of contract, negligence and professional malpractice, the Sun Herald reported. “KPMG’s abject, egregious failures in auditing Singing River’s ...

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SRHS trustees won't to step down

PASCAGOULA — Members of the Singing River Health System Board of Trustees say they will not resign. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors called for the resignations Monday. Supervisors had said the resignations would restore faith in the health system, which has been embroiled in controversy over its handling of an employee pension plan. Hospital board president Michael Heidelberg says ...

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William Carey University gets donation for pharmacy school

BILOXI — William Carey University has received a $125,000 pledge toward establishing a pharmacy school on its Biloxi campus. The school says in a news release the money from the Leo W. Seal Family Foundation will be distributed over a five-year period with $50,000 provided immediately. William Carey officials say the school will be located on the Tradition campus in ...

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Sanderson Farms Championship announces $1.1M gift to Children's Heart Center

The philanthropic arm of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship Tuesday presented $1.1 million to the five-year-old Children’s Heart Center at Batson Children’s Hospital. The contribution from the PGA Tour event’s host sponsor, the nonprofit Century Club Charities, will help the space-squeezed Children’s Heart Center reach its expansion goals of 20 to 24 additional beds, new operating rooms, and an ...

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Cantel Medical acquires Ridgeland's Pure Water Solutions, Inc.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) has announced that it acquired the assets of Pure Water Solutions, Inc. for a purchase price of $11.9 million in cash consideration.  Headquartered in Ridgeland, Pure Water Solutions provides water purification and treatment services for commercial and industrial, laboratory and medical customers out of eight regional offices throughout the Southeastern United States.  The company had pre-acquisition unaudited revenues and ...

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