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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

Dr. Michael Henderson

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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DAVID DALLAS — Just how long can Dan stand?

Mississippi’s Board of Trustees for the Institutions of Higher Learning, IHL, wants all of the Dan Jones hullabaloo to blow over. They are hoping spring will take its natural course on those protesting Ole Miss student bodies. Then the IHL Board can get back to operating in their usual anonymity where they are much safer. They’ve looked pretty silly out ...

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(VIDEO) Private screening of Glen Campbell documentary set

Methodist Senior Services, partnering with the MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center  and the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association,  will hold a private screening Tuesday night of  the Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,”  at the Malco Grandview Theater in Madison. After the screening at 6 p.m. the legendary singer’s wife, Kim Campbell, will sit on a panel that will include ...

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Analysis: Closed meetings can feed false public impressions

BY: JEFF AMY JACKSON — One lesson of the Dan Jones fiasco? While government boards in Mississippi can legally meet behind closed doors to discuss many issues, the public can be left dumbfounded when a board takes a major action that it’s never before discussed in an open meeting. College Board trustees held repeated discussions with University of Mississippi Chancellor ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Dan Jones not the angel he is portrayed to be

“It was pride that changed angels into devils,” taught Saint Augustine.   Media reports on the controversy between Dr. Dan Jones, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, and the IHL Board of Trustees have painted Dr. Jones as an angel and board members as devils. That is not a fair characterization. Good people serve on the board and Dr. Jones ...

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Ole Miss chancellor: Talks continue over job status

JACKSON — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says he remains in talks over his job status, but he doesn’t expect an agreement Friday, despite trustees calling a meeting to discuss the situation. Jones, chancellor at Ole Miss since 2009, said he met face-to-face with Higher Education Commissioner Jim Borsig on Wednesday and Thursday. But he declined to discuss details of ...

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