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How Mississippi hospitals scored in U.S. News & World report's rankings

The Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven is the best hospital in Mississippi, according to the 2014-2015 U.S News and World Report Best Hospital rankings Memorial Hospital-Gulfport and University of Mississippi Healthcare tied for second best ranked hospital in the state. The Best Hospital rankings are updated every July and the hospitals are grouped into 16 individual specialty lists that range from cancer treatment to orthopedics. ...

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Memorial Hospital elects Marvin Smith, Carrolyn Hamilton and Kathie G. Short

Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees has elected new officers. Marvin Smith was re-elected chairman, Carrolyn Hamilton was elected vice chairman and Kathie G. Short was elected secretary. Smith, of Gulfport, was appointed jointly by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors and the City of Gulfport in May 2008. Hamilton, of Long Beach, was appointed by the Harrison County Board of ...

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CHANEY: Bryant call for hearings on BCBS premature

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says in a letter to Gov. Phil Bryant that he thinks Bryant exceeded his authority in directing the Insurance Department to hold hearings on a reimbursement impasse between Health Management Associates and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. “I am deeply disappointed that you did not rescind Sections 1,2,3 and 6 of this order ...

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UMMC takes over $37M in debt, Grenada Lakes Medical Center

From the outside looking in, it would seem now would not be the best time for the University of Mississippi Medical Center — state’s largest hospital operation — to be taking on $37.4 million in new debt carried by Grenada Lakes Medical Center. In a year or so, Mississippi hospitals could be looking at having to close budget gaps caused ...

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St. Dominic opens new behavioral health facility

St. Dominic’s new Behavioral Health Services building housing the acute care psychiatric hospital and gero psychiatric hospital is now complete. Instead of renovating the existing Behavioral Health Services building which was in need of substantial repairs, St. Dominic’s completely razed the building and reconstructed it in phases in the same location. This new facility is uniquely designed, without an equal ...

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Doctors, hospitals divided over Medicaid expansion

Associations representing hospital executives and physicians appear to be on opposite sides on whether to greatly enlarge the state’s Medicaid rolls. The Mississippi State Medical Association has declared that Mississippi’s uninsured deserve medical care but cautioned “a Medicaid expansion may perpetuate a broken system.” The official MSMA statement is clear in expressing what it says are the anxieties of the ...

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St. Dominic’s joins joint replacement registry

St. Dominic’s has become a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures and to improve the patient experience of those who undergo joint replacement surgery. More than a million hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., and that number is expected to ...

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Nurse practitioners fill void in state health care

The number of nurse practitioners is increasing in Mississippi. Their role in health care is also increasing as these highly trained nursing professionals are specializing and giving patients a higher level of care. According to Gayle Harrell, president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, there are 3,300 advanced practicing nurses and approximately 2,800 to 2,900 of those are nurse practitioners. “Most ...

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Supervisors mulling sale or lease of Grenada Lake Memorial

GRENADA — Grenada County supervisors have hired a Jackson law firm to offer advice on the possibility of selling or leasing the publicly owned Grenada Lake Memorial Hospital in Grenada. WCBI-TV reports supervisors received a report this past week on the financial impact of leasing or selling the facility. The details of that report have not been released. Lowndes and ...

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