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William Little becomes UMMC medical school chair

Dr. William C. Little, a cardiologist with research interest in cardiac function, has joined the University of Mississippi School of Medicine as professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. He succeeds Dr. Shirley Schlessinger, who served as interim chair of the department the past three years Little is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He ...

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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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Delta town pins high hopes on shuttered, historic hospital

MOUND BAYOU — A block down from Kennedy Johnson’s new barbecue restaurant sits a boarded-up symbol of a Delta town’s haunting past and optimistic future. Taborian Hospital was one of the first modern medical facilities in Mississippi that was built, owned and operated by African-Americans. The old medical center here has been shuttered for three decades, but the “no trespassing” ...

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Health Department identifies three more West Nile cases

FORREST COUNTY and HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are three new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are two in Hinds County and one in Forrest County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 15 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Bolivar, ...

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Bryant: Get government out of health care

JACKSON — Mississippi needs to pursue private investment in health care businesses to promote job creation and improve the quality of life, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant told an audience of about 700 people Thursday at a state chamber of commerce event. The state has long been one of the poorest in the nation, and it has some of the highest ...

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UMMC gets lease approval, plans to start on new school building

GRENADA and JACKSON — The College Board has approved plans by the University of Mississippi Medical Center to lease Grenada Lake Medical Center. The board voted yesterday, as expected, to approve the lease. It runs for at least 20 years, but could be extended to 50. UMMC will take over the $37.4 million long-term debt for the 156-bed hospital in ...

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UMMC to lease hospital; take on long-term debt

GRENADA — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease Grenada-Lake Medical Center for at least 20 years, paying for the lease by taking on the hospital’s $35 million in long-term debt. The College Board’s Finance Committee discussed the plan in a closed session today and the board is expected to vote tomorrow. The Grenada County Board of Supervisors, ...

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Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic adds Olivia Barnard

Olivia L. Barnard, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology as a nurse practitioner. Barnard received her bachelor of science in nursing from Mississippi University for Women and her master of science in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a certified family nurse practitioner and a registered nurse, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau.  

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