June 10, 2021 8:43 am
Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) is expanding to Tishomingo County as a result of an agreement reached between Yellow Creek Port Authority (YCPA) and the healthcare organization.
In March, local delegates, including Sen. Rita Parks, Sen. Daniel Sparks, Rep. Bubba Carpenter, Rep. Nick Bain, and Rep. Jody Steverson, worked to obtain $750,000 to be used by YCPA to construct a medical clinic in Burnsville and meet the workforce health care needs of many of the industries located at both port locations.
The YCPA board recently received proposals for the use of a building on port property and selected the MRHC clinic project as the best use for the location. MRHC will own and operate the medical clinic and YCPA will provide the land to assist the project.
The new clinic will be located in Burnsville, Miss., and plans for construction are underway. The newly built clinic will serve both industry and community healthcare needs.
“The city of Burnsville is thrilled to welcome Magnolia Regional Health Center to our community,” said David Nixon, mayor of Burnsville. “MRHC has cared for patients in our region and community for many years, and I am confident the new clinic will serve residents of our community for years to come.”
“Our board of directors, leadership team and entire staff consider it a privilege and tremendous opportunity to expand critical primary care services into Tishomingo County and the city of Burnsville,” said Jim Hobson, chief executive officer at MRHC. “By strategically expanding our clinic presence into Tishomingo County, we are able to continue to provide primary care services to our industry partners and community residents.”
Hobson added, “The continued success of Tishomingo County and Yellow Creek Port is vital to our region’s overall success, and I am excited about working with all individuals involved to play a small role in keeping existing industry workforce healthy and recruiting new industries as well.”
About Yellow Creek Port Authority
Yellow Creek State Inland Port has locations in Iuka, Miss. and Burnsville, Miss. and is near the confluence of the Tennessee River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. YCP receives and ships general cargo and dry-bulk materials including steel billets, structural shapes, coiled strip, paper, steel, ore and bridge beams.
About Magnolia Regional Health Center
Magnolia Regional Health Center is a 200 bed acute care community hospital that is jointly owned by the City of Corinth and Alcorn County, Mississippi. MRHC has been in existence since 1965 and has grown into the largest employer in Alcorn County. MRHC serves six counties in Mississippi and Tennessee and offers over 30 medical services for patients of the region. MRHC provides high-quality and convenient care through its network of 15 medical clinics.
This post was written by Magnolia Regional Health Center