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Mississippi suspends OB-GYN physician amid accusations

Mississippi has suspended the medical license of an OB-GYN physician amid several complaints about him, including that he had an affair with one of his married employees starting in 2015 and tried to insert abortion-inducing drugs into her while she was pregnant with his child. The baby was born in 2016. The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure on Wednesday ordered ...

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Plans sought to redevelop site of long-abandoned hospital

Officials are seeking proposals to redevelop a demolished Mississippi hospital. The Vicksburg Post reports that the city’s mayor and aldermen released a call to developers interested in the 12.8-acre (5.2-hectare) site. Proposals will be opened Aug. 19. City attorney Nancy Thomas says a committee will review proposals and make a recommendation to elected officials. Developers would have to pay fair market ...

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Group’s 2010 report warned on Mississippi mental health care

Nine years before Mississippi’s mental health system faced a trial over a federal lawsuit, a psychiatric association warned that the state’s inadequate community mental health services were a “disaster in the making.” The Enterprise-Journal reports Mississippi Psychiatric Association Executive Director Angela Ladner testified about the organization’s 2010 report Thursday in the federal government’s lawsuit against the state. The suit alleges ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Conservative Foster pushing for Medicaid reform

Successful DeSoto County small businessman Robert Foster is one of the more conservative members of the Mississippi Legislature, e.g. the American Conservative Union gave him a 95% “conservative” rating in 2018. Serving his first term as a state representative, Foster decided not to seek re-election but put his name on the ballot for governor. He said his experience these four ...

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Testimony over Mississippi’s mental health system continues

A county sheriff says he holds mentally ill people in jail because a community mental health center can’t respond in time. A woman says her cousin would like to live closer to his hometown in the Mississippi Delta but hasn’t been able to find a place. A father says his daughter has spent 12 years in mental hospitals because the ...

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6 Mississippi nursing homes among problematic U.S. centers

Six nursing homes in Mississippi are included on a list of about 400 problematic care centers across the country.The Clarion Ledger reports U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey released the list of problematic centers last week. Each is qualified for a federal program called Special Focus Facility, which provides increased scrutiny of homes that “persistently” underperform. The report says ...

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Pearl River County could lend $3 million to hospital

A south Mississippi county could lend more than $3 million to a local hospital.Pearl River County supervisors are seeking proposals to borrow the money after Pearl River County Hospital and Nursing Home in Poplarville asked them to refinance a debt it owes to a federal agency, The Picayune Item reported. The hospital was required to pay back $5.9 million to ...

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Stop the Bleed campaign turns bystanders into first responders

By BECKY GILLETTE Two surgeons at the University of Mississippi Medical Center who are accustomed to seeing human blood and trauma are working to promote empowering people without formal medical training to save lives by stopping profuse bleeding. Dr. Felicitas Koller, assistant professor of transplant surgery, and Dr. Shuntaye Batson, associate professor of surgery, are faculty advisers who are helping ...

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Trial set in federal suit over mental health in Mississippi

The federal government’s effort to force Mississippi to change its mental health care system is going to trial Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department sued the state in 2016. It says Mississippi breaks the Americans with Disabilities Act by forcing too many people into state hospitals and not providing enough services in the community. The state says its system is legal ...

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ANALYSIS: Mississippi says mental health demands exceed law

There’s a man, 68 years old when a federal government expert met him, who at the time had been admitted to one of Mississippi’s state mental hospitals 46 times in his life. That man is an exemplar of the case the federal government will seek to make during a bench trial that’s scheduled to start Tuesday before U.S. District Judge ...

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