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UMMC fined $2.75 million for health data breach on 10,000

MBJ staff The University of Mississippi Medical Center agreed to a $2.75 million settlement with the federal government  for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Unsecured electronic health information on 10,000 people was breached when a laptop computer was found to be missing, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for ...

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UMMC sets $36M contract to outsource hospitals’ food service


The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to hire an outside vendor to handle food services at its three hospitals. The College Board approved the 5-year, projected $36 million contract with Atlanta-based Morrison Management Specialists on Thursday. UMMC has been running its own food service on its Jackson campus since 2013, but the medical center says it failed to achieve ...

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$10M Sanderson gift starts $100M drive for children’s health

Dr. LouAnn Woodward cheers at the announcement of a $10 million gift to Children's of Mississippi by Joe and Kathy Sanderson, looking on.

The CEO of Mississippi’s largest publicly held company is pledging $10 million toward the expansion of pediatric medical facilities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Joe Sanderson and his wife Cathy made the pledge Monday as the university launched a $100 million fundraising drive for Children’s of Mississippi. That’s the umbrella organization that includes the Blair E. Batson Children’s ...

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3 neurologists at UMMC gain certification


The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s three newest neuroscience intensive care specialists have been awarded subspecialty board certification from the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. Dr. Christa Ohana San Luis, Dr. Dani Choufani and Dr. Gilbert Mbeo, all assistant professors of neurology, are the only three physicians in the state given the distinction for 2015, with the results announced this ...

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UMMC opens Teen Wellness Clinic at Lanier


By LYNN LOFTON Improving the health of all Mississippians is one of the goals of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. What better way to start than working with students? Students at Lanier High School in Jackson will learn how to adopt a healthier lifestyle in addition to receiving primary medical care when they visit the school’s new Teen Wellness Clinic, ...

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Dan Jones to join UMMC to help lead obesity research efforts

Dr. Dan Jones, the former chancellor at Ole Miss, stands in front of the Lyceum at the Oxford campus. Photo courtesy of UMMC.

From wire and UMMC reports University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has been selected by Dr. John Hall to lead the development of clinical obesity research programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, according to a release by the medical center. Hall, the Arthur Guyton Professor and Chair of Physiology and Biophysics and director of the Mississippi Center for ...

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More patients treated at UMMC for "spice" overdose

JACKSON – More patients exhibiting symptoms related to an overdose of the designer drug “spice” have been seen at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department over the last two days. The new cases – a reported five on Wednesday and seven on Tuesday – puts the number of patients treated at the Medical Center for symptoms of spice ...

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Woodward to lead University of Mississippi Medical Center

JACKSON — The new leader of the University of Mississippi Medical Center will come from within. The College Board Wednesday in closed session named Dr. LouAnn Woodward, currently the second in command at the sprawling health care and educational complex, to become the vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Woodward will ...

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Miss. children's hospital plans $150 million expansion

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Medical Center officials say they’re planning a $150 million expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital to make room for more operating rooms, an imaging center, clinics and a revamped neonatal intensive care unit. Gov. Phil Bryant endorsed the project in Wednesday’s State of the State speech. In a pre-speech briefing, Bryant staffers said the governor supports ...

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