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Nurse charged in connection with cancer clinic fraud case

SUMMIT — A nurse has been charged with withholding information about a felony at a former south Mississippi cancer clinic that prosecutors accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud related to chemotherapy treatments. Brittany Davis Powell is charged in U.S. District Court in Jackson with misprision of a felony, or not reporting a crime. She was charged on Aug. 22 in a ...

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Number of West Nile virus victims in 2013 reaches 23

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are six new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are in Forrest, Hinds (3), Jones and Lamar counties, bringing the state total for 2013 to 23 cases, including one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Bolivar, Forrest (3), Hinds (7), ...

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CONs issued for two hospital projects; one for $1.2M cost overrun

SOUTHAVEN and GREENWOOD — The Mississippi State Department of Health has issued certificates of need (CONs) for projects at two Mississippi hospitals. MSDH issued a CON to Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven to add therapeutic radiation equipment to its existing radiation services at the hospital. Baptist Memorial Hospital proposed to increase the number of radiation therapy units that are used ...

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State records second West Nile virus death of 2013

BOLIVAR COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported a second death in the state from the West Nile Virus as well as four new human cases. Health officials say in a news release Tuesday that the death occurred in Bolivar County. The new reported cases occurred in Forrest, Hinds and Rankin counties. These new reported cases bring ...

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Mississippi Health Care Association turns 60

The Mississippi Health Care Association, established 60 years ago, is the state’s oldest and largest association of nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living facilities. MHCA members care for the frail elderly, mentally disabled, veterans groups and residents who need minimum assistance with daily living. “We’re really pleased to be celebrating our 60th anniversary this year,” Vanessa Henderson, executive ...

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