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UMMC 1st in MS to implant new heart device

JACKSON – A University of Mississippi Health Care surgical team placed the state’s first implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in Jackie Kirkman of Tupelo, improving her chances for an eventual heart transplant. The LVAD, called a bridge to transplantation, is a mechanical blood pump that assumes some of the work for the heart. It’s reserved for end-stage heart failure ...

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MS to hire 1st medical examiner in 15 years

JACKSON – Mississippi is expected to hire its first medical examiner in 15 years by Nov. 1, and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson said he’s hopeful at least two other associate pathologists will soon be on board to help handle the state’s autopsy cases. “We have one doctor who has an engagement letter to come here Nov. 1. ...

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AMR expansion, grocery store set for Jackson Medical Mall

Source: Jackson Medical Mall Foundation JACKSON — The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation will hold a groundbreaking Thursday for its American Medical Response (AMR) expansion and new Save-A-Lot Grocery Store. Combined development costs are estimated at approximately $4.5 million and will create 180 jobs. Jackson Medical Mall tenant AMR will expand its operation that includes bringing the headquarters to the Medical ...

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Bill would ease outpatient therapy supervision requirements

Source: Mississippi Hospital Association The American Hospital Association on Oct. 6 voiced support for H.R. 6376, legislation that would allow general supervision by a physician for many outpatient therapy services. Introduced by Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), the bill would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow a default setting of general physician supervision, rather than direct supervision, ...

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Standard & Poor’s: Prospects For Small Hospitals Better

SAN FRANCISCO—While not-for-profit small hospitals have improved their operations in the past year, speculative-grade health care providers in the U.S. continue to face many challenges, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services reports. Lower-rated providers face such challenges as operating losses, weak demographics, limited business position, high debt, and low liquidity. Additionally, they often have aging facilities that require high ...

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O’Neill’s benefit to area med facilities is priceless

Editor, The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP) serves the entire region in the very vital role of economic development. As one of the largest economic engines in the State of Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) needs this partnership to grow and meet the health care needs of Mississippi, now and in the future. During critical times, such ...

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