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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Don Hutson

City, county officials urged to respond to Baptist

A meeting is set Monday for local officials and Baptist Hospital officials to discuss some of the particulars of a proposed new facility that would involve the current lease of the local hospital. Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes that the open meeting format is good and urges officials to work together for the good of the community and its health care facilities and programs. (January 21, 2011, Page 4A)

County: Open hospital talks

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to hold all future negotiations between the city of Oxford, Lafayette County and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials in open, public meetings.

Supervisor Mike Pickens made the motion, claiming recent information released to the public through the media had been inaccurate.

The vote passed unanimously to hold all negotiations with Baptist in an open forum unless advised to do so otherwise by board attorney David O’Donnell. (December 7, 2010, Page 1)

New hospital project moves slowly

Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi is ready to move forward with their new $300 million dollar facility but continues to wait for word from the city and county that they will agree to changes before moving out of their current location. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)

Those who gave all

While current and past veterans were recognized Monday,  the annual Memorial Day  ceremony at the National Guard Armory was a time to remember the veterans who didn’t make it back home. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

Talks continue on hospital’s future

A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)

Baptist continues talks with local officials with move in mind

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is continuing its talks with local government officials in hopes of buying its way out of a lease with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County to build a new $200 million regional hospital in Oxford. (February 23, 2010, Page 2)

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