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HEADACHES FOR HOSPITALS — Regardless of ownership type, facilities face strong challenges

Do you know what type of hospital ownership you have in your community? Many people don’t, said Shawn Rossi, vice president for marketing and public relations, Mississippi Hospital Association. In Mississippi, about a third of hospitals are nonprofit, a third for-profit and a third owned by the government. “From a business perspective, in a nutshell, a nonprofit generally has a ...

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Hospital exec leaving after one month to replace Cameron at MHA

TUPELO — The president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo is leaving the job he has held since mid-July. Tim Moore said he’ll become the new president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Hospital Association in the next few weeks. The group represents more than 100 health care organizations, and the leader often deals with the governor and lawmakers. Moore, ...

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Chuck Reese elected state hospital association chairman

Chuck A. Reese, president of Rush Foundation Hospital and executive vice president and COO of Rush Health Systems, was recently elected chairman of the 2013-2014 Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Governors. Reece has held numerous administrative positions within Rush Health Systems since 1972. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the Executive MBA program at Vanderbilt University. ...

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Chuck Reece named chairman of MHA Board of Governors

Chuck A. Reece, President of Rush Foundation Hospital and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rush Health Systems, was recently elected Chairman of the 2013-2014 Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Governors during MHA’s 82nd Annual Leadership Conference. Mr. Reece has held numerous administrative positions within Rush Health Systems since 1972. He is a graduate of Mississippi State ...

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Moore named president of NMMC-Tupelo

TUPELO — Tim Moore has been appointed as president of North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo. Since April 2012, Moore has served as vice president of North Mississippi Health Services’ community hospitals, working closely with the facilities in Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point as well as Hamilton, Ala. Moore came to Tupelo from Meridian, where he had served as system vice ...

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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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Arkansas option gains steam as states look for Medicaid expansion alternatives

Three weeks ago, when Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting, he made a trip to Health and Human Services. Beebe had an unusual Obamacare proposal. The Arkansas legislature did not want to expand Medicaid for those under 133 percent of the federal poverty line, an option under the Affordable Care Act. Instead, it ...

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Status quo on Medicaid leaves state behind

Where have you been? That’s a question Mississippi’s hospital executives should have to answer as the Legislature winds down and Republican leaders in both houses refuse to think pragmatically about expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The hospital CEOs and the Mississippi Hospital Association seem to have been largely absent from the wrangling in the Legislature in recent ...

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OUR VIEW: Status Quo on Medicaid leaves state behind

Where have you been? That’s a question Mississippi’s hospital executives should have to answer as the Legislature winds down and Republican leaders in both houses refuse to think pragmatically about expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The hospital CEOs and the Mississippi Hospital Association seem to have been largely absent from the wrangling in the Legislature in recent ...

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Group recognizes Hickson

The Mississippi Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations recently named Kate Hickson, manager of customer and physician relations at Baptist DeSoto, as Junior Professional of the Year for 2012. Hickson began her career with Baptist DeSoto five years ago where she served as physician liaison for recruitment and development. Since that time she has evolved into ...

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