Posts Tagged ‘University of Mississippi Medical Center’

UMC, Medicaid records changeover ‘on target’

By Jack Weatherly The $111 million implementation of electronic health records for the University of Mississippi Medical Center and state Division of Medicaid is on schedule and within budget after two vendors pulled out of their contracts, according to Max Arinder, director of the legislative Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review. The interim report released Thursday […] [...]

UM Chancellor Jones: Lymphoma treatment going well

OXFORD — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says his treatment for lymphoma “continues to go as well as possible.” In an email to university employees and alumni, Jones says he is gratified by early good results of his treatment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The 65-year-old says he expects to […] [...]

Six out of eight universities could have higher tuitions in 2015

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tuition and fees will rise at six of Mississippi’s public universities in fall 2015 if the College Board approves. Across the eight schools, Mississippi residents will see average tuition for two semesters (fall and spring) go up by an average of 3.2 percent to $6,718 in fall 2014. Rates for certain professional […] [...]

UMC renovating facility to serve as Ebola isolation unit

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is renovating a vacant building to serve as an isolation and treatment unit in the event of a confirmed or probable Ebola case in Mississippi. UMMC officials said in a news release yesterday that the stand-alone structure is removed from other patient-care facilities on the Jackson campus. […] [...]

Ole Miss Chancellor Jones diagnosed with lymphoma

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has begun chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lymphoma. The university announced his illness yesterday, saying the 65-year-old had undergone tests at the University of Mississippi Medical Center this week and started receiving treatment there yesterday. Chemotherapy will continue intermittently for several months. Jones usually works on the […] [...]

Michelle Welander gets new titles

Michelle Welander, a long-time nurse and leader at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named chief nursing and clinical services officer of Batson Children’s Hospital and its statewide network of clinics, Children’s of Mississippi. She succeeds Terri Gillespie, who was named the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s chief nursing executive officer and chief […] [...]

UMMC joins national group in fight to lower colorectal cancer deaths

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is a new member of a national organization dedicated to lowering deaths from colorectal cancer. The UMMC Cancer Institute has joined the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations working to lower colorectal deaths. Mississippi has the highest colorectal cancer death […] [...]

Epidemiologist: State’s hospitals can identify, isolate Ebola cases

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State health officials say Mississippi hospitals will be capable of handling any Ebola cases that may arise. State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some hospitals are updating procedures based on information provided by the state Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But even now as updates […] [...]

Legislative Black Caucus pushing for more contracts to minorities

JACKSON — Mississippi government agencies needs to make a stronger effort to buy more goods and services from businesses owned by minorities and women, leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus say. “We allocate billions of dollars for tools and resources to lure large corporations to this state,” said Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, D-Canton, the caucus […] [...]

UMMC receives patient suspected of having Ebola

JACKSON — A patient who arrived Sunday night at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department was questioned for the possibility of Ebola after exhibiting potential symptoms of the disease. The patient, who told staff they had recently been in contact with someone who had traveled from West Africa, was questioned as part of […] [...]

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