6 Mississippi Hospitals: Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Region Medical Center, and the four River Oaks Hospitals are combining to bring Merit Health Systems to central Mississippi. The 6 hospitals and their 36 clinics will bring over 1200 hospital beds and 3000 employees under one name, making it easier for doctors and patients to use more than one facility. Creating the system allows for patients to see specialists and primary physicians without the hassle of transporting medical records, since they’ll already be together. All the benefits at newsms.fm.
And Gov. Phil Bryant wants to see a change come for students in Mississippi. Let’s face it, 4 years of college isn’t everyone’s ideal experience. But if shipbuilding or manufacturing or any big projects come to Mississippi, workers will be needed. Governor Bryant has a plan to bring training to the community college level for free for students where big projects like that are taking place. Bryant is asking the state legislature to pass the bill to create the program. It’s a 50 million dollar budget that would come from the state’s unemployment trust fund.
If you’ve got big plans for the Super Bowl this weekend, make sure they’re indoors.Sunday looks like a washout with 90 and a 100 percent chance of rain across the state, which is bringing in cooler temps for Monday. The National Weather Service is saying there could be some storms this weekend as well.
And if the Super Bowl isn’t your thing, we’ve got plans for your Mississippi Weekend at Newsms.fm.