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Hospital trims staff's hours in budget-cutting move

MERIDIAN — A Meridian hospital has reduced hours for its staff in what is described as a budgetary move. Anderson Hospital CEO Ray Humphreys tells WTOK-TV hours have been trimmed from 40 per week to 36. He says it covers everyone except those in jobs considered critical. Humphreys says the hospital has experienced a $1.4 million reduction in Medicaid reimbursement ...

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Batson dedicates new ER/trauma unit facility

JACKSON — Batson Children’s Hospital has dedicated its new Colonel Harland Sanders Children’s Emergency Department and the Selby and Richard McRae Children’s Trauma Unit, tripling the treatment area available for the state’s only Level 1 pediatric emergency and trauma center. Partially funded by individual $1-million gifts from the Colonel Harland Sanders and the Selby and Richard McRae Foundations, construction on ...

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Hospital drops Transcare, signs Lifecare

MACON — Noxubee General Hospital has switched to another ambulance service. WCBI-TV reports the hospital’s board of trustees allowed Transcare’s contract expire. The hospital has signed a new contract with Lifecare, a Carthage-based company. Hospital Administrator Danny McKay says Lifecare made a more competitive bid. McKay says Lifecare agreed to have two ambulances ready to serve Noxubee County at all ...

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Six defendants to plead guilty to trafficking drugs

GULFPORT — The last of six alleged middlemen accused in a prescription conspiracy case involving a former Stone County surgeon selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety medication intends to plead guilty in the case. That’s according to U.S. District Court records. Kevin Anderson was one of six accused in a federal indictment of obtaining prescriptions from former surgeon Je ...

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Bapitst completes acquisition of hospital, clinic

CARTHAGE — Baptist Health Systems has completed the purchase of Leake Memorial Hospital/Extended Care and Clinic facilities. Baptist had been overseeing operation at the facilities since March. Baptist officials anticipate the transition of leadership will be complete sometime in January. Baptist Health Systems, based in Jackson, is the parent company of Baptist Medical Center, The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care ...

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Ex-surgeon to be sentenced for drug trafficking

GULFPORT — A Jan. 6 sentencing date has been set for a former Stone County surgeon who has pleaded guilty to selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety medication. A federal grand jury indicted 43-year-old Je Song in a 35-count indictment. Song has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. In exchange for his plea, ...

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Ex-doctor expected to plead guilty to drug-dealing

SAUCIER — A former Mississippi doctor and another man are scheduled to plead guilty today to selling prescriptions for pain pills and anxiety drugs to people without a legitimate medical exam. Authorities said Je Song, a former Stone County doctor, wrote prescriptions that ended up in the hands of people he never examined, and in some cases people he never ...

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