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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
Created: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women
Category: Health News
Created: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Title: Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight
Category: Health News
Created: 4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
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New Bedford High Hall of Fame: Nine Whaler stars to be inducted - SouthCoastToday.com

SouthCoastToday.com

New Bedford High Hall of Fame: Nine Whaler stars to be inducted
SouthCoastToday.com
He was a three-year All-Bristol County League selection (1955, '56 and '57) and was invited to spring training camp to sign a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers only to be denied the chance when his father insisted he remain home and work in the family ...

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Posted Sunday, May 3, 2015 9:04 pm CDT

Jimmy Buffett announced as University of Miami commencement speaker - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Jimmy Buffett announced as University of Miami commencement speaker
Miami Herald
In addition to presiding over all six ceremonies, Shalala will also deliver two commencement addresses on Saturday for students in the School of Law and Miller School of Medicine. M. Brian Blake, UM's outgoing vice provost for academic affairs and dean ...

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Posted Sunday, May 3, 2015 1:07 pm CDT

Greenbrier functional medicine doctor weighs in on weight-loss program - Log Cabin Democrat

Greenbrier functional medicine doctor weighs in on weight-loss program
Log Cabin Democrat
Dr. Amy Beard was born and raised in Helena, along the banks of the Mississippi River. After graduating from Barton High School with ... She then went on to complete a three-year residency in family medicine in Fayetteville. Beard is board certified in ...

Posted Saturday, May 2, 2015 3:38 pm CDT