Tag Archives: University of Mississippi Medical Center

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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Rural Physicians Scholarship program gets new director

April 4, 2013

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The Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program has a new executive director. Lena native Jennifer Wahnee Sherman has taken the reigns of the program, which was founded to relieve the state’s shortage of primary care physicians in rural areas by awarding state-funded scholarships to medical students committed to practicing back in their under-served hometowns. From the University […]

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New liver for Jackson woman clears way for frequent transplants at UMMC

March 14, 2013

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In an operation that saved a Jackson mother whose condition verged on death, a team at the University of Mississippi Medical Center earlier this month successfully completed the state’s first liver transplant in 22 years. Karen Battle received her new liver on March 4 and returned to her south Jackson home Thursday, said Dr. Christopher […]

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Taste of the U puts food & fun front-and-center at Med Mall Saturday

February 19, 2013

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  Food, drinks and costumes from far-flung volcanic islands to nearby Louisiana swamps will transform the Jackson Medical Mall into a massive multi-theme party and fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 23, during the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s annual Taste of the U. At Taste of the U, now in its 23rd year, departments and divisions […]

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Get ready for one of the worst years ever for West Nile

September 13, 2012

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An Associated Press story is predicting that 2012 could be the worst year ever in the U.S. for West Nile disease. 1,405 serious illnesses and 118 deaths have already been logged so far across the country, the highest numbers being in Texas. Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Michigan have also seen large numbers of […]

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Glen Campbell still championing Alzheimer’s research

September 6, 2012

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We are happy to report that Glen Campbell is still going strong. It has been seven months since the country music legend included Jackson on his farewell concert tour. The 76-year-old Grammy Award winner has enjoyed renewed popularity after going public last year with his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Proceeds from his Thalia Mara Hall concert last […]

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Prosthetic limbs making Olympic strides

July 23, 2012

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As BBC producer Stuart Hughes shows here, prosthetic limbs have come a long way in recent years. The reporter lost part of his leg in Iraq but this week he is running part of the Olympic torch relay thanks to a carbon fibre blade prosthesis. Mississippi College student and multiple amputee Carrie Holmstrom recently told her own […]

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

December 11, 2011

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Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center […]

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