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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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CEO says Greenwood Leflore Hospital is profitable

GREENWOOD — The CEO of Greenwood Leflore Hospital says the medical center made a more than $3 million profit in its latest fiscal year and continues to be in strong financial shape. Jim Jackson tells the Greenwood Commonwealth the facility reinvests that money to keep its facilities and technology up to date and attract physicians and staff. Jackson’s comments came ...

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Neshoba County General spinning off ambulance service

PHILADELPHIA — Neshoba County General Hospital has agreed to spin off its ambulance service. The Neshoba Democrat reports the ambulance service will become a separate entity under an agreement between the hospital and the county board of supervisors. “It will no longer be an extension of the emergency room as far as hospital billing is concerned,” said county administrator Benjie ...

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Supreme Court mulls certificates of need — again

JACKSON — Mississippi’s certificate-of-need law, which limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide, is back before the state Supreme Court. From its inception by the federal government in 1974, the CON program has led to Herculean legal battles, most of them among Mississippi’s largest hospitals. Congress created the CON program to help rural areas ...

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Councilmen vote to hire consultant to determine hospital's value

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood City Council has voted to hire consultants to determine the dollar value of Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The hospital is owned jointly by the city and Leflore County. The city council voted Tuesday to hire the consultants. City and county officials have had early discussions about the possibility of selling the hospital. City Council President Ronnie Stevenson ...

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Medicaid agency lobbies lawmakers for more funding

JACKSON — Efforts to hold the line on Mississippi’s Medicaid spending are getting more daunting. The state Medicaid agency told House members yesterday that without changes, it now needs almost $884 million for the budget year that begins July 1. That’s up from the $870 million that the agency had previously requested. Gov. Phil Bryant is only asking lawmakers for ...

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City officials approve annexation of private property

OXFORD — Oxford officials will not oppose property owners wanting their 160 acres brought into the city limits. The Oxford Eagle reports the Board of Aldermen told City Attorney Pope Mallette to notify the Lafayette County Chancery Court that it will not object to the annexation request. The property owners are hoping to sell their land to Baptist Memorial Health ...

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Bids to open on new $19M hospital project

NESHOBA COUNTY — Bids will be opened March 8 for construction of a new $19 million in Neshoba County. The new hospital is expected to be completed in spring of 2013. The Neshoba Democrat reports bids will be accepted for 22 separate packages, ranging from concrete and masonry to mechanical and electrical. Tyler Construction Group is completing the $120,000 site ...

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Wages retiring after 42-year career at NMHS

TUPELO — For 42 years, Gerald Wages has been a pillar of leadership at North Mississippi Health Services. In 1969, he started as assistant administrator and CFO of the Tupelo hospital. Wages, who served as interim chief executive three times for the hospital system, is retiring as executive vice president for community hospitals for North Mississippi Health Services. He will ...

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