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Mississippi hospital lays off 250 to offset COVID-19 losses

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has laid off 250 employees to offset financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital leaders said the facility is projecting more than a $100 million deficit through September. The hospital outlined the reductions in a memo sent to employees Wednesday, news outlets reported. Other steps put in place to counter the financial situation ...

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New adult hospitals CEO continues UMMC journey to excellence

Patient safety and quality, excellence in hospital operations and financial stability in health care are all important in Britt Crewse’s book. As the new chief executive officer of the adult hospitals at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he’s detailing performance goals in each of those areas to further the health care enterprise’s commitment to patients statewide. “We have scorecards ...

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Tucker joins UMMC as Obstetrics-Gynecology chair

Dr. J. Martin Tucker, a University of Mississippi Medical Center community and affiliate faculty member for nearly 30 years, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Tucker, formerly a partner at Jackson Healthcare for Women, is board-certified in both obstetrics-gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. He has been active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, serving ...

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Better experience at Merit Health Madison key for UMMC surgery patients

Like hundreds of Mississippians, Harry Miggins is on dialysis while waiting for the kidney transplant that will greatly improve his quality of life. But pending that, several of his vessels have been widened and strengthened to make it easier for his blood to flow to and from a dialysis machine. Dr. James Wynn, University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of ...

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Mid South Rehab Services partners to bring full therapy offerings to UMMC Grenada

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada is expanding patient rehabilitation care through a new partnership with Mid South Rehab Services Inc. Mid South Rehab Services is providing comprehensive, specialized services on the UMMC Grenada campus that include physical, occupational and speech therapy. As part of the agreement, UMMC Grenada rehabilitation services employees have become employees of Mid South Rehab, ...

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UMMC says research into CBD oil for children with seizures showing great promise

By BECKY GILLETTE Research is being done at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the UM School of Pharmacy on the effect of the cannabis-derived medicine cannabidiol (CBD) on children with seizures. An initial six-month CBD trial UMMC received a one-year extension in late July. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from cannabis. CBD doesn’t impair thinking ...

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Dr. Melody Byram joins NMMC

Dr. Melody F. Byram, who is affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Children’s of Mississippi, is caring for seriously ill pediatric patients at North Mississippi Medical Center. As a pediatric hospitalist, Byram acts as a direct liaison with NMMC’s Emergency Department and Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, admitting patients whose ...

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UMMC’s MIND Center homing in on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment

By BECKY GILLETTE Alzheimer’s disease is devasting illness that robs victims of their memories and ability to complete simple tasks. It takes a huge toll on families and strains the healthcare system. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is the most expensive disease in America with annual costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias estimated at $277 billion. At the University ...

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University hospital to drop top Mississippi private insurer

Mississippi’s largest hospital says it will stop accepting policies from the state’s largest private insurer, citing contract dissatisfaction. The University of Mississippi Medical Center tells Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi that it will stop accepting policies after June 30. The medical center has hospitals in Jackson, Grenada and Lexington. It says it can no longer abide a contract ...

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UMMC physicians creating opioid use alternatives model

Mississippi’s statistics on opioid use resulting in addiction and deaths are bad, but the failure of data to deter abuse is also troubling. A team of University of Mississippi Medical Center physicians and caregivers is changing the way they offer patients pain relief at a time when an average half million opioid pills are dispensed daily by doctors statewide. The ...

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