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Board files suit against VA over release of patients' names

JACKSON — Mississippi’s state Board of Medical Licensure has sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center. The VA is apparently still fighting state efforts to get records, despite a pledge by acting ...

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William Carey trustees approve doctor of physical therapy; school to raise startup funds

HATTIESBURG — The William Carey University board of trustees has approved a doctor of physical therapy program at the university’s Hattiesburg campus. At their regular meeting, the trustees unanimously approved the recommendation of WCU President Dr. Tommy King to initiate efforts to raise $1.5 million in startup funds for the program. The opening of the program will depend upon WCU’s ...

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UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player

JACKSON — It’s the mantra drilled into the heads of coaches and athletes for decades: Drink plenty of water so you won’t get dehydrated. But in the wake of the recent death of Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks in which hydration and low sodium levels were issues, experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are sharing advice on ...

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Singing River cuts ribbon on renovated Southeast Tower

PASCAGOULA — Singing River Health System (SRHS) has cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Southeast Tower at Singing River Hospital. The completely remodeled facility houses ortho/neuro, surgery, urology, OBGYN and pediatric patients at the hospital. The tower is three floors tall and features 15 rooms on the first floor and 16 rooms on both the second and third floors. ...

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Natchez hospital auction attracts only one bidder

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center goes up for auction today, but only one company is bidding. Community Health Systems is the only entity that met a Monday deadline to qualify to try to buy the hospital, which is in bankruptcy. That’s according to Scott Slover, attorney for the Adams County Board of Supervisors. CHS already owns Natchez Community Hospital. ...

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Dr. Hannah Gay to get honorary degree

Dr. Hannah Gay, professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at William Carey University’s commencement on Aug. 9. Gay will also was the speaker for the graduation ceremony, which honored graduate students on the Hattiesburg campus. Gay, a Mississippi native, received her bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry at ...

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State records third death this year from West Nile virus

FORREST COUNTY — State health officials are reporting a third death this year from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health says the most recent death occurred in Forrest County. Other deaths were reported in Madison and Yazoo counties. New human cases have also been confirmed in Hinds (2) and Lauderdale counties. So far this year, ...

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Ground broken for new Hattiesburg Clinic facility

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Clinic has broken ground for its Bellevue facility. The new complex will be located at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 98 in Hattiesburg. The Bellevue facility will be home to Hattiesburg Clinic’s Lake Serene Family Clinic, Lake Serene Physical Therapy and Eye Associates, a total of 11 providers. The new facility will also include room ...

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State to receive $35M from settlement with Pfizer

JACKSON — Mississippi will receive $532,675 part of a $35 million settlement with a Pfizer Inc. subsidiary over the marketing of an organ-transplant drug. Mississippi and 41 other states are involved in the settlement with Pfizer, the parent company of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. The deal resolves allegations Wyeth misrepresented the uses of the drug Rapamune. A statement from Mississippi Attorney ...

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Hospital cutting salaries, some by as much as 20 percent

NATCHEZ — Natchez Regional Medical Center has announced a 10 percent salary reduction for all employees and managers with some while upper and some middle management-level workers will see a cut of 20 percent. The hospital announced the cuts in a news release this past week. The hospital says it is trying to shore up its finances to remain until ...

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