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Louisiana company buying Deaconess HomeCare

FLOWOOD — LHC Group Inc., a national provider of home health, hospice and comprehensive post-acute health care services based in Lafayette, La., has signed a definitive stock purchase agreement with BioScrip Inc. to purchase two of its operating subsidiaries, doing business as Deaconess HomeCare and Elk Valley Health Services, for $60 million. The transaction will add 33 locations in five states, ...

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Southern Surgery Center again earns accreditation

HATTIESBURG — Southern Surgery Center, LLC has achieved its fourth consecutive three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. “This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization. Pursuing accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients, and the same high level of quality in ...

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Health Department scores well in CDC report

JACKSON — A new report on public health and emergency preparedness capabilities released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that Mississippi outperformed target scores in every area that was measured. The 2013-2014 National Snapshot of Public Health Preparedness, released last week, is a report demonstrating how federal investments enhance the nation’s ability to respond to ...

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UMMC selects Putt to serve as CEO of two different hospitals

LEXINGTON and GRENADA — David Putt has been appointed chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s community hospitals in Grenada and Lexington. Formerly a health network relationships advisor to UMMC’s vice chancellor for health affairs, Putt has been serving as interim CEO of the former Grenada Lake Medical Center since UMMC began managing the facility in September ...

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After review, hospital to declare bankruptcy

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Regional Medical Center plans to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Chief financial officer Charles Mock tells The Natchez Democrat the decision comes after a careful review of the hospital’s finances, which indicated the hospital’s financial liabilities exceed that of its assets by approximately $3 million. Chief executive officer Donny Rentfro says decreases in revenues, including reimbursement ...

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Legislators mulling new regulation on abortions

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are considering banning abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation, halfway through a normal full-term pregnancy of 40 weeks. Exceptions would be made to prevent permanent physical damage or death of the pregnant woman, or in cases of several fetal abnormalities. Health Department statistics show 2,176 abortions were done in Mississippi in 2012, the most recent statistics available. ...

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MississippiCAN extends contract with Magnolia Health Plan

JACKSON ­ — Centene Corporation’s subsidiary Magnolia Health Plan has won a contract from the state of Mississippi to continue serving members enrolled in the Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN) program, as one of two contractors. Magnolia has been serving members in the MississippiCAN program since 2011. Under the new contract, Magnolia will continue providing outpatient, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision and ...

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Holland returns to hospital after surgery to get shunt

PLANTERSVILLE — A longtime state lawmaker was back in a Jackson hospital to have a medical shunt installed to help with drainage from the gallbladder surgery he underwent last week. Democratic Rep. Steve Holland of Plantersville was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson last week after having abdominal pain. The first surgery took about three hours ...

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