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MEA’s Grantham Named Mississippi State Medical president

Dr. William M. Grantham, Medical Director of MEA Medical Clinic in Clinton, has been named the new president of the Mississippi State Medical Association. The Association’s members elect a new president every year. Dr. Lee Voulters of Gulfport is the immediate past president of the Association. A family practice physician and native of Hattiesburg, Grantham attended medical school at the ...

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Legislators consider limits on new health care facilities

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The chairmen of the House and Senate public health committees would not say whether they would support efforts to repeal the process where certain health care facilities must obtain a certificate of need to operate in the state. But Rep. Sam Mims, R-McComb, chairman of the House committee, and Sen. Dean Kirby, R-Pearl, chairman ...

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Baptist to bring 250 jobs to downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Baptist Memorial Health Care will move 250 jobs to downtown Jackson, the hospital announced Thursday. Sixty of those jobs will be new and all of them will comprise the hospital system’s business operations center. Baptist will lease four floors, 41,000 square feet, of the Regions Plaza building at 210 E. Capitol St. “This new office will centralize the ...

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West Virginia edges Mississippi for fattest state

A report released by two nonprofit groups shows West Virginia has the highest rate of obesity among adults in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analyzed figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found West Virginia had an obesity rate of 37.7 percent. Mississippi was ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics Welcomes Cardiologist Shwan Jalal, MD

Shwan Jalal, MD, has joined Memorial Physician Clinics in the practice of cardiology in association with Bassam R. Baroudi, MD, at Coast Heart Institute, 4215 15th St. in Gulfport. Jalal completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Jalal is board certified in internal medicine ...

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Employees honored for service at Mississippi State Hospital

Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield recently honored employees with July anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Recipients include, first row, from left: Mildred Jones Young, Raymond, 1 year; Mary Ward Black, Tupelo, 1 year; Vera Faye Chase, Brandon, 25 years; Valeria R. Grim, Florence, 25 years; Tiffany D. Clomax, Chicago, 1 year. Second row: Marcus Anthoni Jones, ...

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Dr. Chad E. Cooley joins Jackson Healthcare for Women

Dr. Chad E. Cooley is joining Jackson Healthcare for Women as an obstetrician/gynecologist. Cooley has won numerous awards, including the UMMC Resident Teaching and Obstetrics Awards. He is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Mississippi State Medical Association, and American Medical Association. He completed his bachelor of science degree in Chemistry and Biology and graduated ...

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Privacy in wired hospitals in Mississippi

By JULIA MILLER Whether you’ve been admitted to the hospital or checked into a clinic for a wellness checkup, it’s likely you have a firsthand understanding of the how much information is entrusted to your healthcare provider. Five hospitals in Mississippi are leading the charge in making sure that patient safety and privacy stay at the forefront in the today’s ...

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Medicaid managed care contracts pending review by state board

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The Mississippi Division of Medicaid, at the behest of Gov. Phil Bryant, is asking the Personal Service Contract Review Board to review the managed care contracts it awarded earlier this summer. A coalition of Mississippi hospitals, which formed its own managed care company and tried unsuccessfully to win a contract with the Division of ...

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