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UMMC offering first nurse residency program

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s hospitals are offering new nurses a one-year residency program to help nursing graduates adjust to the stressful daily grind of frontline healthcare. According to UMMC, they are the first hospitals in the state to offer this program. The Nurse Residency Program is a concept established by the University HealthSystem Consortium and the ...

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Cardiology Services expands into Bay Springs

BAY SPRINGS — Cardiology Services, a joint venture of Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology and Forrest General Hospital, recently opened Cardiology Bay Springs, a service created to provide cardiac care for Bay Springs residents. Cardiology Bay Springs is staffed by Hattiesburg Clinic cardiologists Joseph A. Proli, M.D.; Wassim E. Mouannes, M.D.; and Bassam K. Mechleb, M.D. The cardiologists are seeing patients at ...

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Officials hope to close hospital sale next month

OXFORD — The City of Oxford, Lafayette County and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. hope finalize the sale of the local hospital to Baptist by July 31. The Oxford Eagle reports that the sale will allow Baptist to get paperwork filed with the Mississippi Department of Health, which must approve construction of a new hospital. Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Memorial Health ...

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Business school, UMMC offering new master's degree

OXFORD and JACKSON — The University of Mississippi School of Business Administration and University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Health Related Professions is seeking charter students for a new online master’s degree program in healthcare administration. The program is designed for full-time students, with online instruction as the primary method of content delivery. Courses are offered for the fall, ...

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Hospital launches service to check ER wait times

FLOWOOD — River Oaks Hospital has added a texting option for ER Extra wait times. For those not requiring immediate emergent care, the ER Extra texting option is designed to help decision making in emergency care faster and easier. The service allows users to simply text their zip code to ERTIME (378463) and they will receive the ER wait time ...

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Forrest General Hospital reopens expanded NICU

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital recently hosted a grand re-opening event for its newly renovated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This unit features expanded space, heightened technology and a design that allows family members to stay in the same room with their child or children. According to Forrest General, this concept is only used in a small percentage of NICUs ...

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Tri-Lakes Medical Center acquisition completed

BATESVILLE — A subsidiary of Health Management Associates Inc. has completed the transaction to partner with the current physician owners of the 112-bed Tri-Lakes Medical Center located in Batesville. Under the joint venture, Health Management will own a 95 percent controlling interest in Tri-Lakes and manage its operations. Gary D. Newsome, president and CEO of Naples, Fla.-based Health Management, said, ...

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OSHA emphasizing 'needlestick' program in Southeast

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is emphasizing a program focused on reducing the number of needlestick and sharps injuries in Mississippi at ambulatory surgical care centers, freestanding emergency care clinics and primary care medical clinics that provide acute, chronic and emergency care on an as-needed or walk-in basis.
 “Needlestick and other sharps-related ...

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HMA wrapping up new hospital construction

CANTON — Health Management Associates Inc. expects to finish construction of its 67-bed, $42-million hospital in Canton this week and open the facility by the end of May. The 25-acre tract will be the new home for the Madison River Oaks Hospital, which will replace the Madison County Medical Center located near downtown Canton. It is located west of Interstate ...

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HMA acquiring controlling interest in Tri-Lakes

BATESVILLE — A subsidiary of Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates Inc. has executed a definitive agreement to partner with the current physician-owners of the 132-bed Tri-Lakes Medical Center located in Batesville Under the joint venture, Health Management will acquire a controlling interest in Tri-Lakes and manage its operations. The cost of the transaction was not disclosed. It is expected to ...

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