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Published in Media Alerts on March 04, 2014 (PDF)

USDA, ARC select UMMC for telemedicine grant to serve Mississippi's appalachian counties

Media Contact: Jack Mazurak at 601-984-1970 or

WHAT: Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Appalachian Regional Commission and the University of Mississippi Medical Center will host a joint press conference

WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Suite 451 of the USB Building, 6360 I-55 North Frontage Road, Jackson

WHY: The USDA and the ARC have selected UMMC for a distance-learning and telemedicine service grant, “Telemedicine Emergency and Specialty Care for Appalachia in North Mississippi (TESCAN).”  The funding will provide infrastructure to connect health-care providers at 10 rural hospitals with the Telehealth Program at UMMC for emergency and specialty care services.