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Court OKs hospital annexation

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the decision Thursday of a Lafayette County chancery judge who approved the annexation of the land where the new Baptist hospital is being built into the city. (July 18, 2014, Page 1A)

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    New hospital moves forward

    Baptist Administrator and CEO Bill Henning updated members Tuesday of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce on the construction of the new $300 million facility. (April 23, 2014, Page 1, 10)

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      City wants to grow by 160 acres

      Plans to annex about 160 across in south Oxford, known as the Callicutt property are moving along with an annexation hearing set for May. (April 8, 2014, Page 1)

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        New hospital moves forward

        Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is moving forward with the construction of its new regional $300 million facility and has completed two of five conditions put on its site plan by the Oxford Planning Commission, which included the final design of the connection at Belk Boulevard and Old Taylor Road. (October 15, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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          Annexation hearing starts for Baptist property

          A hearing on whether to allow the annexation of land now mostly owned by Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. began Monday with a full day of testimony at the Lafayette County Chancery Court. (December 18, 2012, Page 1)

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            CON OK’d for hospital

            The Mississippi State Department of Health approved a Certificate of Need for a new $313 million, 217-bed replacement hospital at the request of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (November 30, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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              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)

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                Judge continues annexation hearing

                To better clarify the boundaries of land sought to be included in a request for annexation, a chancery court judge continued the trial until October. (June 12, 2012, Page 2)

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                  County voices concerns over hospital

                  At their regular meeting Monday, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors say they’re concerned about the hospital possibly building its new $300-million regional referral medical center west of Oxford off Highway 6. However the county attorney warned them to not get involved in any promoting any particular place to put the new facility. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Too far away for comfort?

                    Assisted living facilities for seniors, veterans and persons with development disabilities in Lafayette County were all built where they are today largely because of their close proximity to where Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is currently located.

                    But now, with Baptist officials planning on moving the hospital, officials from those facilities are concerned about the possible impact the move might have on their residents — particularly if the site selected for the new $300 million facility will be where Baptist affiliates recently purchased 107 acres off Highway 6 West, about seven miles away from where the hospital is currently. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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