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Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health sign strategic partnership agreement

Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to expand access to high-quality, cost effective care in the communities the organizations serve. “We have worked with Ochsner on a number of successful clinical and operational initiatives, and this strengthened partnership is a natural next step,” said Singing River Health System CEO, Lee Bond. “We have ...

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Mississippi seeks to limit liability amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Mississippi Senate is working to limit lawsuits by customers who say they were exposed to the new coronavirus at businesses or medical offices. Senate Bill 3049 would shield businesses, health care providers, religious organizations and other entities from lawsuits related to COVID-19 if they show a “good faith” effort to follow public health guidelines. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has pushed for the ...

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TUESDAY: Single-day record spike of 611 COVID-19 cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 22,898 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 611 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 77th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 61 days of more than 200 (36 consecutive) and 34 days of 300 or more and 10 of ...

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Forrest General employees debut new scrubs

The more than 2,000 Forrest General Hospital employees who wear scrubs debuted a new look this month. Department employees will all wear the same color of scrubs to help patients, their families and other staff members identify the different services, according to Melita Miller, executive director of Nursing/Patient Care Services Administration. There are a wide range of colors, about 12 ...

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Bill proposes Mississippi center to boost rural telehealth

A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves would establish a center focused on increasing training opportunities, business development and Telehealth services in the state’s rural healthcare system. House Public Health Committee Chairman Sam Mims is a sponsor of House Bill 94. He said Wednesday that lawmakers hope federal coronavirus relief money can help fund the Mississippi Center for Rural ...

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White lawmaker likens abortion limits to civil rights issue

A white Republican lawmaker invoked the name of a black civil rights leader Wednesday as the Mississippi Senate advanced a bill to ban abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus. The bill is expected to go soon to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who favors more limits on abortion in a state that already has some ...

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Mississippi sees jump in virus after lifting restrictions

Mississippi reported one of its largest single-day increases in cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, more than two weeks after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves lifted most of the restrictions he had put on businesses because of the pandemic. “I’m concerned that people are losing interest in the effort to keep each other safe,” Reeves said Wednesday on Twitter. “We are all ...

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Mississippi doctor gets 4 years in health care fraud scheme

A federal judge has sentenced a Mississippi doctor to four years in prison for his role in a health care fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett handed down the sentence against Dr. Shahjahan Sultan, 38, of Madison, and ordered him to pay restitution of $4.1 million to Express Scripts, $582,280 to CVS ...

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Injuries could be more plentiful as workouts ramp up amid COVID-19

By NASH NUNNERY Will Ball is more than ready for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Since March 13, the director of sports medicine and development for Rush Hospital Systems has spent 14-hour days screening patients and guests before they enter the Meridian hospital. The affable Ball would rather be lending his vast expertise in sports medicine to the 30-plus ...

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There are safe options for healthcare at hospitals and clinics

By BECKY GILLETTE Avoiding clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals because of the fear of catching the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a potentially deadly choice. The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) and Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) have recently started a campaign called Prepared to Care aimed at letting people in the state know there is a wide range of safe ...

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