Posts Tagged ‘UMMC’

UMMC 1st in MS to implant new heart device

JACKSON – A University of Mississippi Health Care surgical team placed the state’s first implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in Jackie Kirkman of Tupelo, improving her chances for an eventual heart transplant. The LVAD, called a bridge to transplantation, is a mechanical blood pump that assumes some of the work for the heart. It’s […] [...]

CON battle continues

by Published: August 22,2010

Tags: certificate of need, CON, Health Department, healthcare, UMMC

Hospitals sue UMMC and Health Department over CON decision Three area hospitals have filed a civil suit in Hinds County Chancery Court against University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the state Health Department. They are requesting a court ruling on whether UMMC is exempt from state certificate of need (CON) law regarding the purchase an […] [...]

He’s a man on a MISSION

Keeton intends to make med school one of the premier institutions in America No margin, no mission.” That’s a motto of Dr. James E. “Jimmy” Keeton, University of Mississippi Medical Center’s new vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine who is six months into his new position. Keeton was among […] [...]

UMMC ahead of curve on uninsured FQHCs

In Sept. 2008, the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson began an innovative program to match Emergency Room patients with preventative care physicians in medical homes. Now the hospital believes it is seeing positive results. UMMC sees more than 100,000 ER patients a year. More than 30,000 of those patients are uninsured, and about […] [...]

UMMC opens two new state-of-the-art clinics

One offers specialty care for women, the other marks a first If you need medical care in Flowood, life just got a little easier. University Physicians has recently opened two clinics. University Physicians-Women’s Specialty Care at Mirror Lake opened in May, offering women of all ages some of the most advanced care in the region. […] [...]

UMMC gets $9 million to study Alzheimer’s

The University of Mississippi Medical Center announced today that it has received $9 million in grant money from the National Institutes of Health to study the risk factors for Alzheimer’s. The funds come from a total $26 million grant that is shared with four prominent academic medical centers. The other collaborating institutions are John Hopkins […] [...]

Medical collaboration to benefit underserved Mississippians

by Published: June 23,2010

Tags: Jackson Medical Mall, Primary Care Access, UMMC

UMMC and Jackson Medical Mall Unite on Revolutionary Program to Increase Primary Care Access, Alleviate ER Burden Just in time for the new fiscal year, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center (JHCHC) will embark on an innovative collaboration to provide better access to primary care medical services to medically […] [...]

Taste of the U celebrates 20th anniversary

The extras are often the first to go in a struggling economy but, it’s the extras which often make the biggest difference. Just ask Matt Gatlin, an intensive care nurse at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. “My home is in Hattiesburg, my family is there and my girls go to school there,” said Gatlin. […] [...]

UMC park to be boon for area

by Published: February 14,2010

Tags: Jackson Farmers' Market, research park, UMMC

One benefit is it will house researchers developing devices, ideas to be licensed to biotech companies The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) is developing plans for a research park on 25 acres on the site of the old Jackson Farmers’ Market. Funding has been secured to begin the project, which will include a 75,000-square-foot […] [...]

O’Neill’s benefit to area med facilities is priceless

by Published: February 14,2010

Tags: Duane O'Neill, health care, Katrina, UMMC

Editor, The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP) serves the entire region in the very vital role of economic development. As one of the largest economic engines in the State of Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) needs this partnership to grow and meet the health care needs of Mississippi, now and in the […] [...]

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