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New, larger clinic to open

PETAL — Petal Family Practice Clinic, a service of Hattiesburg Clinic, will begin seeing patients in its new facility Aug. 10. The facility is located at 50 Parkway Lane in Petal. The new 11,300-square-foot clinic will feature 17 exam rooms and an updated layout to better accommodate patient flow. The new location is also designed to offer easier accessibility for ...

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Belk Foundation gives to JLJ

JACKSON — The Belk Foundation has presented a $15,000 grant to the Junior League of Jackson (JLJ) for the League’s Education and Health Focus Areas. This gift will cover the expenses of at least three of the JLJ’s 32 community projects for 2009-2010. “We’re excited to extend our support to the Junior League of Jackson, a group that is closely ...

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Baptist giving CPR kits

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is making a donation of self-directed CPR learning modules to all city, county and private schools in Lowndes County as well as to some larger industries in the area. The hospital’s Auxiliary recently purchased and donated 100 of the American Heart Association’s “Family and Friends CPR Anytime” kits to the hospital for distribution. Each ...

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UMMC, UnitedHealthcare ink deal

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and UnitedHealthcare have signed an agreement giving UnitedHealthcare commercial health plan customers with in-network access to inpatient and outpatient services available through University Hospitals and Health Systems, including Holmes County Hospital and Clinics in Lexington. The agreement also includes University Physicians. Scott Stringer, M.D., associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs at ...

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'Mannings' fundraiser nets $600,000+

JACKSON — Friends of Children’s Hospital announced that over $600,000 was raised at the 2009 fundraiser, “An Evening with the Mannings, Presented by BankPlus.” The proceeds from this event will benefit Friends and the recently-opened Eli Manning Children’s Clinics at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. “During my last trip to Jackson, I was able to tour the Eli ...

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Baptist earns accreditation

BATESVILLE — Baptist Home Care and Hospice-North Mississippi recently became Joint Commission accredited as a freestanding home care and hospice agency. The Joint Commission offered no recommendations for changes to be made to the facility’s program, which is a rare result, according to Baptist Home Care and Hospice director Lee Gentry. The process the agency underwent to become accredited by ...

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State gets flu funding

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that Mississippi would receive more than $3.34 million to continue its response to the H1N1 flu virus and to prepare for the fall flu season. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants to Mississippi, including $2.48 million in Public Health Emergency Response Grant funds and $859,736 ...

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Care+ opens new facility

RIDGELAND — Care+ recently announced the addition and opening of a new facility in Ridgeland, Care+ Family Medicine at Pear Orchard. The new family practice is located at 731 South Pear Orchard Road, Suite 16. Kimberly Bibb, M.D., and Satira Perry, M.D., will provide care at the facility. Bibb received a medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center ...

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Senate committee approves funding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: • Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace for ...

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HMS wins Medicaid contract

JACKSON — HMS has been awarded a contract by the State of Mississippi, Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid (DOM) to provide various third-party recovery activities, including data matches with commercial and government insurers, commercial and Medicare recoveries, Medicare buy-in services, and medical support enforcement services. The contract also includes pharmacy data matches to be transmitted to pharmacies at ...

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