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Tenn. company makes unspecified offer to lease hospital

STARKVILLE — A Tennessee company has offered to lease OCH Regional Medical Center. Capella Healthcare vice president for acquisitions Doug Johnson confirmed to The Commercial Dispatch that the for-profit firm seeks a 50-year lease of the hospital. Johnson says Capella sought the lease in an April 23 letter to the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. He won’t say how much ...

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Budget writer: Medicaid taking away from education funding

JACKSON — Funding for education is falling short because Medicaid is devouring a larger share of state money than it did a few years ago, a top Mississippi budget writer says in a letter to teachers and school administrators. House Appropriations Committee chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, wrote that expanding Medicaid would create more uncertainty about funding for all levels of ...

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Abortion clinic fighting closure; urging patients to help

JACKSON— Mississippi’s only abortion clinic can’t meet the mandates of a 2012 state law, and the governor wants to shut it down. But the Jackson Women’s Health Organization is not quietly retreating. The law requires that the clinic’s doctors have local hospital admitting privileges. They can be hard to obtain, and some hospitals won’t give them to the doctors because ...

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WCU, Tradition unveil health care zone plans

HARRISON COUNTY — William Carey University and the Tradition community intend to create a health care industry zone centered around WCU’s Tradition campus on Highway 67 in Harrison County. At a news conference, Jerry Bracey, dean of WCU’s Tradition campus, congratulated Rep. Hank Zuber of Ocean Springs and Sen. Sean Tindell of Gulfport for sponsoring House Bill 722 in the ...

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Medicaid to pay Health workers; dozens of jobs saved

JACKSON — Mississippi Medicaid officials will resume paying state Health Department workers to help women with high-risk pregnancies. The agreement, announced Friday, starts June 1 and runs through June 30, 2014. Medicaid has typically paid the Health Department more than $8.5 million a year for the program. The new agreement reverses last month’s decision by the Health Department to lay ...

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Clinic breaks ground on new dermatology facility

HATTIESBURG — Dermatology-South, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility. The new facility will be located at #3 Thompson Park Drive, just off Highway 11 in Hattiesburg,. Upon completion, the Dermatology-South facility will be home to Hattiesburg Clinic dermatologists William L. Waller III, MD, and Beth Rose, MD, along with physician assistant, Lavinia ...

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Advisory lifted on stretch of Hancock County beach

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory for a stretch of beach in Hancock County. MDEQ has cleared Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, which extends from the box culvert to Ballantine Street. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria ...

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