Posts Tagged ‘University of Mississippi Medical Center’

William Little becomes UMMC medical school chair

Dr. William C. Little, a cardiologist with research interest in cardiac function, has joined the University of Mississippi School of Medicine as professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. He succeeds Dr. Shirley Schlessinger, who served as interim chair of the department the past three years Little is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular […] [...]

UMMC takes over $37M in debt, Grenada Lakes Medical Center

From the outside looking in, it would seem now would not be the best time for the University of Mississippi Medical Center — state’s largest hospital operation — to be taking on $37.4 million in new debt carried by Grenada Lakes Medical Center. In a year or so, Mississippi hospitals could be looking at having […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Bryant, Mississippi bypassing prosperity and good health

Forgive us for contemplating what could have been as speakers lined up at Gov. Phil Bryant’s Health Care Summit last week to relate the successes of their respective states in building powerful economic engines through public-private health care partnerships. A spectator who witnessed the recent defeat of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi could only imagine the […] [...]

College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: […] [...]

UMMC gets lease approval, plans to start on new school building

GRENADA and JACKSON — The College Board has approved plans by the University of Mississippi Medical Center to lease Grenada Lake Medical Center. The board voted yesterday, as expected, to approve the lease. It runs for at least 20 years, but could be extended to 50. UMMC will take over the $37.4 million long-term debt […] [...]

UMMC in talks to make Jackson’s Landmark home for 300 workers

Downtown’s long vacant Landmark Center is the preferred choice of the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center for a new workplace for around 300 information technology workers and other support staff. The governing board of the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning would have to approve UMMC’s purchase of the 340,000 square-foot building, which is on the […] [...]

UMMC to lease hospital; take on long-term debt

GRENADA — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease Grenada-Lake Medical Center for at least 20 years, paying for the lease by taking on the hospital’s $35 million in long-term debt. The College Board’s Finance Committee discussed the plan in a closed session today and the board is expected to vote tomorrow. The […] [...]

Mississippi is racing and researching for Alzheimer’s cure

Purple is the new pink. The expression is a catchy way of summing up the goals of the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association: to raise awareness and funding in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Just like with breast cancer, there are hundreds of Mississippians helping with races and research to one day find a cure for Alzheimer’s, […] [...]

Blue Cross, UMMC settle rate differences

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have reached a one-year agreement over rates the insurer will pay. UMMC and Blue Cross officials signed the agreement Monday, ending six months of negotiations. With the agreement in place, patients insured through Blue Cross can continue […] [...]

UMMC, Mobility Medical wage war on sleep disorders

Dr. Tandaw Samdarshi with the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson says that in an average lifespan, people will spend more than a third of that time sleeping. “If you do the math you see that in an average lifespan, we spend 26-27 years sleeping,” he says. “So you can imagine that this is […] [...]

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