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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.


 

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Title: Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Title: E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Title: Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Title: Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Title: Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT

Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Title: Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 am CDT


New HIV Testing Law Addresses Exposure Uncertainty for Patients at UMMC's ... - HottyToddy.com

HottyToddy.com

New HIV Testing Law Addresses Exposure Uncertainty for Patients at UMMC's ...
HottyToddy.com
For sexually abused patients treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Children's Safe Center, the new requirement will bring swift psychological relief to their families as opposed to months or years of uncertainty over whether their ...

Posted Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:01 am CDT

Red Cross volunteer has a big heart - Belleville News Democrat

Belleville News Democrat

Red Cross volunteer has a big heart
Belleville News Democrat
... after his wife died. He's involved with the American Red Cross and other organizations locally, but he also has traveled all over the country to help victims of forest fires in Colorado, hurricanes in Florida and New England and floods in Illinois ...

and more »
Posted Friday, April 17, 2015 11:03 am CDT

Doctor with no office says state will let him practice - The Idaho Statesman

Doctor with no office says state will let him practice
The Idaho Statesman
Dr. Frazier Landrum talked to reporters after a meeting with the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure. He and lawyers said that during the meeting, officials agreed Landrum may keep seeing patients if he takes a refresher course in medical ...

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Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:37 pm CDT