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CenterView: January 13, 2014

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SICU staff, including Amy Mayhue, left, and Courtney Anders, right, help get Meeka Reed up and walking.
SICU staff, including Amy Mayhue, left, and Courtney Anders, right, help get Meeka Reed up and walking.

ICUs bring on full-time PTs/OTs to get patients stronger, faster

Nurses and therapists cheered on Meeka Reed of Jackson as she walked down the hallway of the Surgical ICU last week.

Longtime SOD faculty, tobacco cessation champion leaves public health legacy

One day in 1998, soon after the landmark Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement was signed, Dr. Karen Crews was working in the Diagnostic Sciences Clinic at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Dentistry when she got a call from Mike Moore, then-attorney general of Mississippi.

Committee unveils holistic approach to curbing tobacco use on campus

A forthcoming initiative by an anti-tobacco leadership team seeks to put more teeth into the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s existing no-smoking policy.

UMMC gets high marks for EHR implementation, integration; still more to do

It was the most comprehensive systems implementation in the history of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and it impacted health-care delivery like nothing the UMMC community had ever seen.

Newly hired CEO brings burgeoning executives to fill leadership posts

After Kevin Cook, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s new chief executive officer of adult hospitals, arrived in Jackson, his departure from Toledo, Ohio, wouldn’t leave a huge void in the Buckeye State, exactly.

Scientists discover protein that could impact prostate cancer care

Researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute recently identified a protein that could help doctors give a clearer prognosis to patients with high-risk prostate cancer.