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New hospice wing to begin admissions next month

TUPELO — North Mississippi Medical Center plans to open next month a dedicated inpatient hospice wing. Hospital officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the new 10-bed hospice which will serve terminally ill patients who need a higher level of care to remain comfortable. Officials expect the wing to open in the next several weeks after staff training and regulatory ...

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Bryant-Chaney dispute has insurance exchange plan up in air

JACKSON — Mississippi’s proposed health insurance exchange is in limbo because of a dispute between the governor and the insurance commissioner. Gov. Phil Bryant and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, both Republicans, disagree about which of them has authority to create a plan and submit it for federal approval. An exchange is an online marketplace where people can buy private health ...

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Mayor pushing to establish medical corridor in city

MERIDIAN — Mayor Cheri Barry says plans are being made to establish a medical corridor in the east Mississippi city. Barry tells WTOK-TV in Meridian the project is in the early stages. The city of Jackson has a similar project in the works. State law passed in 2012 will create medical zones across the state anchored by facilities with more ...

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Coast hospital gets CON to build new facility

BILOXI — Harrison HMA, LLC, d/b/a Gulf Coast Medical Center, has received certificate of need (CON) authority for the construction, relocation and replacement of the existing Gulf Coast Medical Center, currently located 300 yards from the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed project will relocate the 144-bed acute care facility four miles north of the coastline in Biloxi. The relocated facility ...

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Supervisors award hospital lease to UMMC

GRENADA — The Grenada County Board of Supervisors has selected the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) proposal for the long-term lease of Grenada Lake Medical Center (GLMC) in connection with Grenada County’s request for proposals (RFP). Terms were not disclosed. “While the process has taken longer than expected and there still remains work to be done, we firmly believe ...

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Agency ranks high in study of emergency preparedness

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has received an eight out of 10 possible points for emergency preparedness in a Robert Wood Johnson’s Trust for America’s Health recently released report. Mississippi is one of only five states to receive eight points. Other states include Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin. According to the report, Mississippi gets strong ...

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City awards tax exemptions to two companies

OLIVE BRANCH — Two companies have requested and received tax exemptions from Olive Branch city government in preparation for moving into sites along the Polk Lane corridor. The Commercial Appeal reports Milwaukee Electric Tool, which announced early this year that it would move to another site within the city to expand, and Millstone Medical Outsouring, a medical device industry partner, ...

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Doctor in murder-for-hire case questions AG's authority

GREENWOOD — Oncologist Arnold Smith contends Attorney General Jim Hood had no authority to run a police operation that resulted in a shootout at a local law office. Smith argues in new federal court documents that police investigations are executive branch of government matters. He claims the attorney general is a member of the judicial branch. Smith said he wants ...

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