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Governor's Health Care Summit Highlights
Growth, Success of Mississippi Industries

08.16.MEC.Gov.Health.Summit.0577 X2MEC Chair Dan Rollins of BancorpSouth welcomed attendees to the morning sessions.Over 600 leaders in healthcare, business, and industry attended the recent Governor's Health Care Economic Development Summit, held at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Governor Phil Bryant's Office and the Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Business Group On Health, Mississippi Development Authority & Mississippi State Medical Association partnered to hold the event, which featured American Medical Association president Dr. Barbara McAneny and a special video message from United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson.


The summit also featured a presentation from Donna Arduin of Arduin Laffer & Moore Econometrics on an exciting new healthcare development on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, in addition to exciting morning panels on health care in Mississippi communities and our workforce. 



08.16.MEC.Gov.Health.Summit.1560 X2Dr. Barbara McAneny was the keynote speaker for the luncheon.Featured Speakers Included:

  • Dr. J. Clay Hays, Jr.
  • Darin Buelow
  • Dr. James Turner
  • Dr. James Young
  • Joe Ochipinti
  • Kim Hoover
  • Murray Harber
  • Edmond Hughes
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Billy Sims
  • Jim Brown
  • Donna Arduin


The Governor's Health Care Economic Development Summit was Co-Hosted By:

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Magnolia Health Plan New Logo     Merit Health

Executive Sponsors 

  • Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • William Carey University
  • National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute
  • Colombus Communities, LLC - Tradition
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Capitol Resources LLC
  • Community Health Center (MPHA)
  • Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership
  • SuperTalk Mississippi
  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.
  • Jackson State University - School of Public Health
  • Vigilant Health
  • HR Professionals Magazine
  • Balch & Bingham LLP

Visionary Sponsors

  • North Sunflower Medical Center
  • Jackson Heart Clinic
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Mississippi Healthcare Executives
  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District
  • Trustcare Health
  • Taylor Group of Companies
  • Hub International

Strategic Sponsors

  • Corvel Corporation
  • Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
  • Forrest General Hospital
  • Ross & Yerger
  • ChiroHealthUSA
  • North Mississippi Health Services
  • Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers
  • WellCare