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UMC cuts 195 jobs, eliminates 85 positions in budget cut

Special to the MBJ The University of Mississippi Medical Center today announced it is cutting 195 jobs and eliminating another 85 positions in action to address a recent $32.7 million budget cut, part of budgets ordered by Gov. Phil Bryant. The Medical Center has identified $24 million in savings through a combination of reduced spending and enhanced revenues to be realized ...

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UMMC to close two University Wellness Center locations in Jackson

University Wellness Center Downtown and University Wellness Center Northeast, both in Jackson, will close effective April 1, University of Mississippi Medical Center administrators announced today. The action comes as Mississippi’s only academic medical center copes with unanticipated cuts in patient care reimbursement and other budget reductions. Medical Center leadership announced February 22 that departments and units across campus must identify ...

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Caldwell takes nursing post

James Caldwell, who has 30 years experience in the nursing profession, has been named chief nursing officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s hospital campuses in Grenada and Holmes County. Caldwell joins UMMC after serving as chief nursing officer at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. Before that, he was chief nursing officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital in ...

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UMMC doctor honored

Dr. Michael Henderson of University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “100 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health-care industry leaders. Henderson and his team have honed in on areas from reducing infection rates through increased hand hygiene to cutting ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE — Medicaid now exchanging patient medical data in real time with with UMMC

By NASH NUNNERY Mississippi is no stranger to producing “firsts” in the health care field. After all, doctors performed both the world’s first human lung and heart transplants at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1963 and 1964, respectively. In 2013, UMMC researchers collaborated with other HIV experts in the first case of a so-called “functional cure” in an HIV-infected ...

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Woodward eyes accrediting post

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is on track to direct the organization setting medical education standards across the United States and Canada. On July 1, she will become chair-elect of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for 12 months before taking over ...

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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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Don Hutson takes UMMC post

Corinth native and veteran health-care administrator Don Hutson has been named chief executive officer of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada and University of Mississippi Medical Center Holmes County in Lexington. Hutson, currently Medical Center director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill., is replacing CEO David Putt, who will retire in June. Hutson will oversee operations ...

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UMMC’s ‘F’ in patient safety galvanizes effort

By JACK WEATHERLY  Dr. Michael Henderson was recruited to the University of Mississippi Medical Center from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to do what he had done there. Raise the level of quality and safety. Eight months after he signed on at UMMC, his reward was a big fat F on the hospital’s report card on patient safety. The report ...

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Venyu starting work on data center, UMMC telehealth headquarters

By TED CARTER A little more than a year after announcing plans for a Jackson data center, Baton Rogue’s Venyu Solutions is set to begin converting the former McRae’s Department Store on Meadowbrook Road into the technology company’s fourth data storage and cloud-based data center. “We plan to open about this time next year,” Tommy Curb, executive vice president of business ...

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