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Blue Cross Blue Shield expects new owner of HMA's Mississippi hospitals to help control costs

Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tenn., has completed its acquisition of Hospital Management Associates in a $7.6 billion deal that gives CHS ownership of 12 of HMA’s former Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities, including four in metro Jackson. The transaction creates the nation’s second largest for-profit hospital chain by revenue, with more than 206 hospitals in s in 29 states. ...

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Biokua joins CMMC

Wanda Mangum Biokua has joined Central Mississippi Medical Center as director of imaging services. Biokua has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, most specifically in the area of strategic planning, business development and implementing new programs in imaging services. Prior to joining CMMC, she was employed in a similar position at Nyack Hospital in Nyack, N.Y. Her experience also ...

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CMMC taps Watts

Wendell Watts recently joined Central Mississippi Medical Center as the new director of security. Watts comes to CMMC from the Jackson Police Department, where he served with honor for 20 years, most recently as commander for Precinct Four, which includes north Jackson and the thriving Fondren district. During his tenure at JPD, Watts led multiple divisions within the department, including ...

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Q&A: Denny Bruns, River Oaks Hospital

Dennis R. “Denny” Bruns has served as president and CEO/president of River Oaks Hospital for more than three years. Bruns earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry and a master’s in health care administration degree from Indiana University.  He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Prior to joining River Oaks, he served as president and CEO of ...

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced it is ...

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Read the Dec. 12 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — MERGER MANIA: Wally Northway delves into an issue that is sweeping the nation and is playing an integral role in the way the landscape of law looks in Mississippi. Also in this week’s paper: >> HEALTHCARE CONFLICT OF INTEREST?: What does a partnership between a state-supported academic medical center and a for-profit hospital company look ...

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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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St. Dominic Madison hospital denied by Health Dept.

See related story: Big Money at Stake — Aug. 16, 2010 State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier has denied St. Dominic’s request to move 71 of its Jackson beds to Madison and construct a new $121 million facility. St. Dominic says it will appeal the decision in Hinds County Chancery Court. Currier agreed with previous recommendations by the Health Department ...

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Big money at stake

As St. Dominic’s fight for Madison continues, it raises the question of whether hospitals should be allowed to follow urban sprawl A recent decision by a state Health Department officer recommending that St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson not be allowed to move some of its acute care beds closer to its Madison patients brings up interesting questions about whether Mississippi’s ...

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