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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Don Hutson

Baptist responds to negative report

Despite some not-so-great scores in a recent ConsumerReport.org report, Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi Assistant Administrator Sonia McKeiphen said the hospital is always working to improve its quality of care. (August 24, 2012, Page 11A)

New hospital project on track

Jim Ainsworth, interim CEO at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, told the Oxford Board of Aldermen that his decision to come out of retirement to return to head the Oxford hospital was an easy one and that the departure of former CEO Don Hutson has not caused any complications with the plans for construction of the new medical center. (August 22, 2012, Page 1)

Hutson resigns as Baptist CEO

Baptist Memorial Hospital officials announced CEO Don Hutson’s retirement effective yesterday last night as people who worked with Hutson responded to the news today. (August 15, 2012, Page 1, 2)

BREAKING NEWS: Oxford Hospital CEO Out

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi CEO Don Hutson resigned from his position earlier today. Ayoka Pond, Baptist Memorial Corporate Communications Director of Public Relations and Internal Communications in Memphis, issued a statement saying that Hutson’s resignation was due to him wanting to pursue other career opportunities. Jim Ainsworth, a former Baptist North Mississippi administrator and CEO, will temporarily serve as CEO. More in Wednesday’s Oxford EAGLE. (August 14, 2012)

Land sold for new hospital

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and Oxford city officials announced the purchase of 160 acres for a new hospital has been finalized. (May 30, 2012, Page 1)

Why here and not there?

Baptist details advantages of new hospital site located between Old Taylor Road and South Lamar Boulevard. (April 23, 2012, Page 1A)

City, county to discuss new hospital

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials are expected to announce the location of its new, proposed $300 million regional hospital today at a joint meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall. (April 17, 2012, Page 1)

Is annex request hospital related?

Local land owners are asking a Chancery Court judge to allow their 160 acres of property to be annex into the city of Oxford have some wondering if this site is on a short list of possibilities for the location of a new proposed $250 million regional medical facility from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. A hearing on the annexation is set for April 3. (February 16, 2012, Page 1)

Medicare cutbacks may be painful

At least one local physician has opted out of Medicare and medical officials are concerned more will follow if Congress doesn’t use a  ”quick fix” to lower cuts on reimbursement payments. (December 15, 2011, Page 1)

Baptist buys hospital

After two long years of negotiations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp purchased the South Lamar and Belk boulevard building of its BMH North Mississippi hospital for $60 million and an additional $5.6 million from its Health Trust Fund. The city and county will jointly share the profits. The hospital will move forward with building a new $250 million facility in Oxford. (August 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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