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Citing changing times, officials look to lease hospital

RIPLEY — Tippah County supervisors are moving ahead with obtaining proposals for the lease of the Tippah County Hospital. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal health care is changing and it is difficult for a rural hospital to survive without being part of a larger, better funded organization. Several months ago, supervisors hired an accounting firm to review the ...

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Trial date set for fatal buttocks implant case

JACKSON — A suspect charged in Mississippi with the cosmetic buttocks injection blamed in the death of a Georgia woman has been set for trial in April. WLBT-TV reports Tracey Lynn Garner, also known as Morris Garner, is set for trial April 8 in Hinds County Circuit Court. Garner is one of two people have been charged in the death ...

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Governor reiterates his anti-abortion position

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant told several dozen pastors and other abortion proponents yesterday that he supports a bill that would ban the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. It’s similar to a bill that was filed and killed by a Senate chairman last year. “It would tell that mother, ‘Your child has a heartbeat,'” Republican Bryant said ...

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Survey results show divide over health insurance exchange

JACKSON — The Mississippi Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) says a survey has found that 51 percent of Mississippi consumers have positive views of a health insurance exchange and over 62 percent believe that the resulting expansion of private insurance would lead to economic growth. “Mississippi truly has unique challenges when it comes to health care. Our polling shows that Mississippi ...

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Woman’s Hospital of Flowood completes major renovation project

FLOWOOD — Woman’s Hospital has recently undergone a significant facelift that has changed the exterior of the familiar building on North Flowood and transformed patient and visitor areas into contemporary spaces. The renovations, which began in mid-2012 and were completed earlier this month, are part of an ongoing effort to provide a feeling of exclusivity to the hospital’s public and ...

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