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Supervisors to hear hospital offers

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors say they will listen to any offers from any potential buyers for the county-owned Natchez Regional Medical Center (NRMC). The board voted 4-1 to execute a letter of discussion with Health Management Associates (HMA), a Naples, Fla., corporation that operates 54 hospitals in 15 states, including Natchez Community Hospital. Supervisors tell The Natchez Democrat that ...

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Baptist Golden Triangle earns accreditation

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has been awarded a three-year accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) following a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities achieving high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the facility. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. ...

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Health Department issues CONs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued certificates of need (CONs) to the following hospitals: • Delta Regional Medical Center has received CON authority for the cost overrun to CON #R-0730 for the establishment of a 40-bed long-term acute care hospital. The proposed project entails the renovation of approximately 22,678 square feet of space. The additional ...

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Baptist enhances ambulance service

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle was recently awarded a grant from the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation to provide improved cardiac monitors and CPR devices for Columbus area ambulances. The cardiac monitors provide 12-lead EKGs and the ability to transmit EKGs from the field to the emergency room, which results in increased survival rates for cardiac patients. The new ...

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Wesley voted tops by Health Insight

HATTIESBURG — Health Insight has ranked Wesley Medical Center number one among hospitals in Mississippi in Quality Measures for 2008. Health Insight calculates national rankings for hospitals using publicly reported data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare web site. The Hospital Compare data contains hospital-specific performance on 25 quality measures for over 4,200 hospitals nationwide. ...

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Memorial, Keesler form partnership

GULFPORT and BILOXI — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi have joined in a unique partnership offering several medical subspecialties to Mississippi Gulf Coast residents for the first time. The Keesler facility and Memorial Hospital signed a training affiliation agreement in April 2009 for subspecialists in pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology to provide care for military ...

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Hospitals join QUEST program

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — More than 30 hospitals have joined the expansion of Premier’s QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative. Approximately 200 hospitals representing 31 states are now participating in this project, which is currently linking the two main goals of health reform proposals being considered by Congress — quality improvement and cost reduction. Developed in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare ...

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