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Singing River CEO Lee Bond resigns from hospital

Lee Bond has resigned as Chief Executive Officer at Singing River Health System. The Board of Trustees made the announcement in a press release to the media, saying Bond resigned to pursue other opportunities. “I have certainly enjoyed my journey…

Hospital group: Mississippi nurses are leaving in droves

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hospital association is sounding the alarm over nursing vacancies. There are nearly 3,000 registered nurse vacancies in Mississippi, The Clarion Ledger reported. The exodus of nurses is adding further strain on hospitals striving to find care…

Mississippi COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as cases spread

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue rising rapidly in Mississippi as new cases proliferate. The state Health Department reported Monday that 695 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were hospitalized Sunday. That is up from 265 hospitalized two weeks earlier, on Dec.…

Coast Guard rescues two from sinking boat near Lake Pontchartrain

The Coast Guard med-evaced two sailors Thursday from a vessel taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain.  Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:47 a.m. from a good Samaritan reporting a half-submerged 20-foot recreational vessel taking on…

Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock names new CEO

Ochsner Health has named Wilson Thomas as Chief Executive Officer for Ochsner Medical Center- Hancock and Hancock’s affiliated Health Centers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Thomas, a native of Mobile, most recently served as Project CEO for Community Health Systems,…

Garden Park transitions to Singing River Gulfport

Singing River Health System has completed the acquisition of Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport from HCA Healthcare. Garden Park will now be known as Singing River Gulfport. This facility will be an integral part of the Strategic Partnership between…

GULFPORT MAYOR'S YOUTH COUNCIL DELIVERS VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS

The Gulfport mayor's youth council spent time this week hand-making valentines for community members who might not get one otherwise. They knocked on their doors, with cards in hand. In hopes of showing these senior citizens they are remembered and…

Memorial Behavioral Health To Join Universal

Today, Universal Health Services announced its acquisition of Memorial Behavioral Health (MBH) and expects to complete the transaction in the first quarter of 2018. Memorial currently operates a 109-bed behavioral health facility, along with two outpatient clinics in Gulfport. MBH…

Hospital Volunteers Needed

Garden Park Auxiliary group is in serious need of volunteers at the hospital in Gulfport. The group now consists of 22 volunteers, but their highest number of members was about 45. There are many opportunities in the auxiliary group as…