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Prosecutors say medical kickback charges shouldn't be dismissed

OXFORD — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a nursing services company acknowledged paying a hospital executive for “procuring business” and a judge should not dismiss the corruption charges against him. Earnest Levi Garner Jr. of Batesville was convicted in March on charges including conspiracy and embezzlement related to work at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Raymond Lamont Shoemaker of ...

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Natchez Regional, UnitedHealthcare form network partnership

NATCHEZ — UnitedHealthcare and Natchez Regional Medical Center have formed a new network relationship, providing access to Natchez’s physicians and inpatient/outpatient services for UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual plan participants in Southwest Mississippi and Louisiana. “Natchez Regional Medical Center is an important provider of health care services, and our new network relationship gives UnitedHealthcare plan participants in Southwest Mississippi and Louisiana ...

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River Oaks physician performs new surgery for first time in state

FLOWOOD — River Oaks Hospital reports it is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical device to treat the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Dr. Winston Capel, a neurosurgeon, has performed the state’s first SI joint fusion surgery at River Oaks Hospital using the minimally-invasive iFuse Implant System, according to the hospital. Capel, who according to River Oaks is the only ...

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St. Dominic's new behavioral health facility now open

JACKSON — The first phase of St. Dominic’s new Behavioral Health Services building housing the acute care psychiatric hospital is now complete and open for patients. Instead of renovating the existing Behavioral Health Services building, which was in need of substantial repairs, St. Dominic’s partially razed the building and reconstructed it in the same location. While part of the facility ...

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Supreme Court rules against St. Dominic in hospital dispute

MADISON — St. Dominic Health Systems’ legal efforts to locate a medical facility in Madison failed yesterday before the Mississippi Supreme Court. St. Dominic wanted to relocate 71 beds from its Jackson campus to a sprawling, $121 million Madison hospital that would include a huge public park. In 2010, Chancery Judge Cynthia Brewer of Madison County ruled what St. Dominic ...

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CMMC receives CON to expand psychiatric unit, renovations

JACKSON — Jackson HMA, LLC (d/b/a Central Mississippi Medical Center) has received certificate of need (CON) authority for the expansion of its adult psychiatric unit bed capacity from 29 to 47 beds. The proposed project will include the renovation of 8.405 square feet on the 6th floor of the hospital. The total capital expenditure for this project is $3,342,326. The ...

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Coast hospitals receive CON authority from MSDH for projects

GULFPORT and PASCAGOULA — The Mississippi State Department of Health has found there is a need to expand the neonatal intensive-care unit at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and add eight beds at Singing River Health System in Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports certificate of need (CON) applications were approved yesterday and work on both projects may proceed. Richard Lucas, vice ...

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Ex-hospital executive asks for acquittal or new trial

BATESVILLE — A former Mississippi hospital executive wants a federal judge to acquit him or grant a new trial in an alleged medical kickback and bribery scheme. Raymond Lamont Shoemaker of Tupelo was charged last year with receiving kickbacks for nursing services, conspiracy, embezzlement and other charges last year at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Shoemaker was convicted March 2 ...

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Audit shows bankrupt Natchez Regional faring better financially

NATCHEZ — An audit shows Natchez Regional Medical Center was doing better off financially in 2011 than it was in 2010. NRMC CFO Charles Mock presented the Adams County Board of Supervisors yesterday with the hospital’s financial audit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 20, 2011. After the meeting, Mock told The Natchez Democrat the hospital’s bankruptcy will be paid ...

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Union opposing planned affiliation of UMMC and HMA

JACKSON — A group touting itself as the nation’s largest health care union is taking issue with the planned affiliation between Health Management Associates and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In news release, the Service Employees International Union contends HMA “wants to partner with UMC to obtain a share of special Medicare payments reserved for teaching hospitals.” The union ...

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