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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

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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

On July 1, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, will become chair-elect of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education for 12 months before taking over as chair of the accrediting body in July 2017 for a one-year term.
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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

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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

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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

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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

The Venyu Technology Center will include Venyu’s data storage operation and a separate building for UMMC’s Center for 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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UMMC top doctor bears the torch into the future

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By JACK WEATHERLY  Do no harm. That has been the guiding light of the Hippocratic Oath for the physician-patient relationship for 2,500 years. It takes on a broader meaning in modern medicine. And that’s certainly the case for Dr. Michael Henderson, new chief medical officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His emphasis for the past decade in his long, ...

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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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Air Vac moving to Greenville airport

GREENVILLE — Air Evac Lifeteam will soon be starting emergency flights from Delta Regional Medical Center. The O’Fallon, Missouri-based company is building a hangar at the hospital. Lee Williams, the company’s program director for the Greenville base, tells the Delta Democrat-Times that the move will mean faster service for many trauma patients who must be taken to the University of ...

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