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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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Univ. of Miss. med center to get fitness centers

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will take over a chain of fitness centers in the Jackson area, partly accepting them as a gift and partly purchasing them. The College Board approved a plan Monday where UMMC will pay $9.26 million for Courthouse Racquet & Fitness, whose real estate is valued at $10.5 million. Owner John L. Black ...

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UMMC, St. Dominic among 'most wired' health care facilities

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – The University of Mississippi Medical Center and St. Dominic Hospital were recently named to the 2014 “Most Wired” list for health-care facilities by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. This is the second time UMMC has been recognized with the honor. “I am proud that UMMC has been recognized for 2 years in a ...

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MORA recognizes groups with first Spero Awards

Special to the MBJ The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) served as host for the inaugural Spero Awards presented by Donate Life Mississippi today at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. The awards ceremony recognized hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor ambassadors that work with MORA to promote organ, eye and tissue donation. A total of 15 ...

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Gillespie named UMMC's chief nursing executive officer

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi –  Terri Gillespie, a veteran nursing leader and Children’s of Mississippi chief nursing and clinical services officer, has been named the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s chief nursing executive officer and chief nursing officer of the adult hospitals. Effective Sept. 1, she will succeed Dr. Janet Harris, who will move to a full-time role ...

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New buyer interest in Jackson’s Landmark Center after UMMC drops deal

A potential new buyer is ready to seek a deal on downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center now that the University of Mississippi Medical Center no longer wants the vacant office building. The Hertz Investment Group, owners of 1.2 million square feet of metro Jackson office space, wants to be 100 percent sure UMMC is out of the deal before approaching representatives ...

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Lung cancer detection gets boost from new procedure at UMMC

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 that extend to parts of ...

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