Posts Tagged ‘pediatrics’

Grant to be used for more efficient delivery of pediatric services

JACKSON — Mississippi officials hope that a $5 million grant will create a more seamless system to care for children’s medical, mental and behavioral needs. The partnership between the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi Children’s Home Services was announced yesterday. The effort, which aims to break down walls between medical and mental health […] [...]

AIDS trial group inspired by curing of baby at UMMC

JACKSON — An international group devoted to pediatric AIDS treatment is taking on a long-term global trial in hopes of replicating the success a University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher achieved in curing a baby born to an HIV-positive woman. And although Dr. Hannah Gay, Mississippi’s leading pediatric AIDS specialist, won’t be directly involved, “I […] [...]

Pediatrician named to world ranking of most influential people

JACKSON — Time magazine has named HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In caring for a newborn infected with HIV in 2010, Gay followed an atypical treatment regimen and functionally cured […] [...]

Pediatricians supporting the expansion of Medicaid

JACKSON — The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the largest professional organization of pediatricians in the United States and in Mississippi, favors Medicaid expansion. AAP announced its position in a news release. In part, the release said: “Pediatricians in the state of Mississippi, a predominately conservative group with conservative values, were recently surveyed about Medicaid […] [...]

UMMC provides treatment in reported first “functional HIV cure”

The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is reporting its involvement in what researchers say could be a huge break in the fight to cure HIV infections in children. According to a UMMC press release, a research partnership shared between the medical center, John Hopkins Children’s Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School […] [...]

Batson dedicates new ER/trauma unit facility

JACKSON — Batson Children’s Hospital has dedicated its new Colonel Harland Sanders Children’s Emergency Department and the Selby and Richard McRae Children’s Trauma Unit, tripling the treatment area available for the state’s only Level 1 pediatric emergency and trauma center. Partially funded by individual $1-million gifts from the Colonel Harland Sanders and the Selby and […] [...]

Team performs first heart transplant in years

by MBJ Staff Published: September 23,2011

Tags: healthcare, heart, heart transplant, hospitals, medicine, pediatrics, surgery

JACKSON — According to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), its pediatric heart transplant team has performed the first heart transplant in eight years on 13-year-old Malcolm Jones of Winona. Jones underwent surgery Sept. 18 at Batson Children’s Hospital. He is listed in fair condition. The pediatric heart transplant program had become inactive due […] [...]

Le Bonheur to break ground for new hospital

by Associated Press Published: September 8,2011

Tags: construction, groundbreaking, healthcare, hospitals, medicine, pediatrics

OLIVE BRANCH — Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has chosen the design and construction team for its new Olive Branch Hospital and set the groundbreaking for 3 p.m. on Oct. 19. Gresham, Smith and Partners, Smith Seckman Reid Inc. and Turner Construction Company have been selected as an integrated project delivery team for the design and […] [...]

Frascogna added to medical faculty

by MBJ Newswires Published: September 14,2009

Tags: medical, Melissa N. Frascogna, pediatrics, University of Mississippi Health Care

Dr. Melissa N. Frascogna has joined University of Mississippi Health Care as an assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine. A 1997 graduate of Millsaps College , Frascogna received the M.D. from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2003. She completed residency training in pediatrics at Northwestern University, Chicago, in 2006 and a fellowship in […] [...]

Biloxi Regional adds Wurm to staff

William Van Wurm, M.D., a pediatrician, has joined the medical staff of Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Children’s Clinic. Wurm attended University of Mississippi Medical School where he completed a residency in pediatrics. He has advanced training in pediatric life support, neonatal resuscitation and is an advanced cardiac life support provider. [...]

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