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Rural Hospitals Adopting Survival Strategies

Q&A with MHA’s Mendal Kemp

Between more stringent standards and shrinking reimbursements, the small, locally owned hospital may soon make the endangered species list. Still, don’t discount rural hospitals’ ability to adapt and survive ...Read More



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Rural Hospitals Adopting Survival Strategies | Mississippi Hospital Association, rural hospitals, Mississippi Legislature
Rural Hospitals Adopting Survival Strategies

Q&A with MHA’s Mendal Kemp

Between more stringent standards and shrinking reimbursements, the small, locally owned hospital may soon make the endangered species list. Still, don’t discount rural hospitals’ ability to adapt and survive.


 
Three Generations Overlap Medical Practice | Quitman County Hospital, North Sunflower Medical Center, Mississippi Delta, Ruleville, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Tunica, Shelby, Oxford
Three Generations Overlap Medical Practice

Clarksdale physician keeps steady pace at 80

As a physician, it’s one thing to be able to compare practice notes with a parent or spouse who’s also in the medical field.


 
Benefitting Central Mississippi

CHS forms Merit Health; improved service, operational efficiencies anticipated; CMMC executive shake-up and patient dumping allegations discussed

Since Community Health Systems (NYSE: CHS) completed the acquisition of Health Management Associate (NYSE: HMA) hospitals last January, the company has quietly made changes to the Mississippi facilities, more publicly in the last few months.


 
Feature Profiles

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Aurora Wong, MD
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Aurora Wong, MD

From a hospital management perspective, shifting the time when lab techs come in to take patients’ blood samples from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. can be a relatively simple change.


 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & ADDICTION FOCUS

Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction | Marijuana, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Dr. Stuart Gitlow, American Society for Addiction Medicine, ASAM, National Institute for Drug Abuse, NIDA, THC
Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction

A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years.


 
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FOCUS

Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices | Patient Engagement, TechnologyAdvice, Meaningful Use, Digital Services, Patient Portal, Online Bill Pay, Online Appointment Scheduling, Health Education, Primary Care Practices, Electronic Health Record, EHR
Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices

Patients increasingly want to access online services to enhance convenience and communication with providers, according to a recent national survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research.


 
Guest Writers

Grand Rounds

April 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 

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Category: Health News
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Category: Health News
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Category: Health News
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Category: Health News
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Category: Health News
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Religion complicates California vaccine debate - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

Religion complicates California vaccine debate
Sacramento Bee
“This is something we have to look at because that's important for some individuals or families, and they have strong opposition based on their religious beliefs,” Sen. Connie ... “The protection of the great body of school children attending the ...

Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:02 am CDT

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hawkins - Jackson Free Press

Jackson Free Press

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hawkins
Jackson Free Press
Hawkins went on to attend Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1963, where she earned a medical degree. She interned and then did a residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and later entered into private ...

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 pm CDT

88-Year-Old Mississippi Doctor to Continue Practicing From His Car - Insurance Journal

88-Year-Old Mississippi Doctor to Continue Practicing From His Car
Insurance Journal
An 88-year-old Mississippi physician, who has faced scrutiny because he was practicing medicine from his car, said after a meeting with regulators that he now expects to be able to continue seeing patients. Dr. Frazier Landrum talked to reporters after ...

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 7:28 am CDT