Monroe Shooting leaves man Injured

Sep 25, 2018
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A shooting in south Monroe has left one man injured in the hospital. The incident happened around 7pm lastnight at the Parkview Apartments. The man was shot in leg and was then immediately taken to LSU-Shreveport Hospital.

Monroe Police are seeking information.

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 Authorities say a man has shot and killed himself at a hospital in northeast Mississippi.

 Tishomingo County coroner Mack Wilemon told news outlets that 64-year-old Gary Lomenick died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Saturday around 2 p.m. Wilemon says Iuka police had responded to the situation in the emergency room at North Mississippi Medical Center.

 Wilemon says Lomenick had been talking to hospital staff and that a motive for the shooting was unclear.

 The incident remains under police investigation.  

Glenwood Regional Medical Center

The company that operates West Monroe's Glenwood Hospital is now part of the largest private hospital operator in the United States. Glenwood Regional Medical Center is owned by Tennessee based IASIS Healthcare. IASIS and Steward Healthcare have agreed to merge operations.   

Steward operates 18 hospitals in the northeast and Florida. IASIS operates 17 hospitals and 139 clinics in 6 states. A May 2017 Wall Street Journal story reported the deal to be worth $1.9 billion dollars according to sources familiar with the deal.  

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Authorities say a woman who dropped her purse inside a medical clinic caused an accidental gunshot that wounded a bystander.

 WAPT-TV reports that the woman on the fourth floor of the Lakeland Family Medicine Center in Jackson when she dropped the purse around 11 a.m. Thursday.

 Authorities said the gun fired, striking another person who has been hospitalized. The wounded person's condition wasn't immediately available.

 The station reports that the clinic is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

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St. Francis Medical Center today announced the organization will consolidate services from St. Francis Medical Center-North, which is located on Highway 165 North, to other locations, including St. Francis’ main campus in downtown Monroe. The transition will begin on October 1 and be completed by Nov. 1. The North campus, which has served largely as an outpatient facility, will be closed. 

St. Francis Medical Center is again considering closing its century-old downtown Monroe campus and consolidating all acute care operations at its U.S. 165 North facility.

 Kristin Wolkart, the hospital's chief executive, tells local media outlets the hospital's board will meet on Sept. 9 to discuss the move.

 St. Francis is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. 

Wolkart said the hospital continues to struggle with some of the lowest Medicaid and uncompensated care reimbursements in the state.