Tag Archives: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Lung cancer detection gets boost from new procedure at UMMC

April 10, 2014

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Courtesy of University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Public Affairs JACKSON, Mississippi – More lung cancer patients could be saved by a new diagnostic procedure available at the University of Mississippi Medical Center that “maps” the body’s airways with GPS-like technology. Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB), which debuted at UMMC in February, uses unique catheters […]

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National Donate Life Month celebration begins at UMMC

April 1, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency and University of Mississippi Medical Center teamed up on Tuesday to promote the start of National Donate Life Month. The highlight of the celebration was a ceremonial balloon release at noon to honor organ, eye and tissue donors from UMMC and celebrate the […]

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UMMC signs agreement to operate helicopter in N. Miss.

January 14, 2014

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A new agreement between a Mississippi hospital and a medical helicopter company will mean better service for those in North Mississippi. AirCare, a medical transport helicopter service from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, will base a helicopter in Grenada this spring. AirCare bases its current helicopters at the main UMMC campus in […]

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UMMC to expand AirCare service with new helicopter in Grenada

January 13, 2014

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Addition of a third AirCare helicopter, which would be based at UMMC Grenada this spring, promises to save lives by quickly transporting patients to hospitals while providing advanced-life-support services en route. AirCare, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency flight service, bases its current helicopters at the main UMMC campus in Jackson and at Key […]

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UMMC’s Landmark purchase gets IHL nod

November 22, 2013

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A large user for the long-vacant Landmark Center on Capitol Street would inject some much-needed vitality into downtown Jackson, Central Business District leaders say.

A sizable chunk of downtown Jackson’s vacant office space will soon move to the occupied side of the ledger with the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s planned purchase of the Landmark Center. The two-year-wait for an occupant for the 366,500 square-foot building at the corner of Capitol and Lamar streets ended Thursday with UMMC getting […]

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

August 14, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — 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 Mississippi Business Journal first reported Wednesday. The governing board of the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning would have to approve UMMC’s […]

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UMMC taps Kevin Cook as CEO for adult hospitals

August 9, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Kevin Cook has been named chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s adult hospitals, effective July 8. A native of Miami, Fla., Cook had served as president and CEO of St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and was the Metro President of Toledo for Mercy Health Partners, part […]

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Publication: UMMC “Most Wired” healthcare facility

July 18, 2013

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Hospitals & Health Networks, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association, has named the University of Mississippi Medical Center among its 2013 “Most Wired” list for health-care facilities. The listing is the result of an industry-standard benchmark study, the Most Wired Survey, which measured the level of information technology adoption in U.S. hospitals and […]

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Band Perry plays sold-out benefit for UMMC MIND Center

May 3, 2013

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Mississippi music lovers will have a unique opportunity to hear one of country’s music’s hottest bands and support Alzheimer’s research at what’s expected to be a sold-out concert on May 5. The Band Perry is set to perform at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at Thalia Mara Hall. Proceeds will benefit the MIND Center […]

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UMMC pediatrician, HIV pioneer Hannah Gay on ‘Time’s’ most influential list

April 19, 2013

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HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate professor of pediatrics, has been named to the 2013 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Gay gained notoriety for her atypical treatment regimen and functionally cured the baby who had been infected with HIV since […]

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