Merit Health to host Breakfast with the Mayor

Merit Health Biloxi, the downtown Biloxi medical center formerly known as Biloxi Regional, will be showing off $3 million in improvements and state-of-the-art technology Tuesday morning when the facility hosts Breakfast With the Mayor.

The breakfast, which begins at 8 a.m., will be held in the Merit’s recently renovated lobby, where the medical center invested $1.3 million to create a spacious, one-stop location for registration and a re-designed emergency room.

Merit leaders also will be providing tours of the hospital’s $1.7 million laser-guided angiography system, which offers multidiscipline clinicians and an unprecedented diagnostic imagining tool. Merit is one of only two medical centers in the country and one of only three in the world to have the equipment.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, meantime, will provide a status report on several ongoing initiatives, including the ultra-high speed Internet issue, how infrastructure work is progressing and revisions that will be made in future infrastructure contracts, and progress on the move to revitalize Division Street and create a new main gate for Keesler Air Force Base.


News and notes

Pass Road work: Work has finished ahead of schedule and all lanes of Pass Road at Eisenhower Road were re-opened to traffic last week. Intermittent one-lane closures may be needed late night this week while a second contractor oversees cured-in-place piping at the work site. The Public Works Department also reports that all lanes of Larkin Drive in Woolmarket are now open. To see today’s Traffic Update, click here.

Council agenda: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. To see the agenda for the meeting, along with supporting documents, click here.

Podcast archive: More than two-dozen episodes of the “City Desk” podcast are now archived on the city website. To visit the podcast page, click here.