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CenterView: November 21, 2011

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John Fain, left, and Jeff Eckford, plumbers with Younge Mechanical, survey the construction site.
John Fain, left, and Jeff Eckford, plumbers with Younge Mechanical, survey the construction site.

New heart center to make 'dramatic' impact on patient care, education

From a window on the third floor in the original University Hospital, Gail Carlson snaps pictures of the early demolition stage of a construction project that's been two years in the making.

CRIC brain trust probes significant health disparities in communicable diseases

Connected by a common interest in communicable diseases, members of a newly formed group of physicians, scientists, statisticians and health professionals joined forces to share information, ideas and, ultimately, to do deeper research on infectious diseases that threaten Mississippians.

Batson's new emergency facilities optimize patients, families' experience

Nichole Smyly's last visit to the emergency room in Batson Children's Hospital was not a pleasant experience. Recalling the hours she and her husband, Doug, spent waiting there after her son was injured in a car accident, she remembers desperately needing to escape the cramped waiting area.

UMMC launches group approach to multidisciplinary diabetic education

Should a person with Type 2 diabetes ever eat chocolate? That was one of the questions posed to a classroom full of diabetes patients recently that drew a flurry of conflicting responses - "yes," "no," "sometimes."

Name change emphasizes department's research enterprise, enhances recruiting

Anatomists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are answering to new titles these days.

Batson nurse manager receives patriot award

Durwood Boyles, right, chairman of the Mississippi Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves, presents a Patriotic Employer Certificate to Frankie Hodges, nurse manager in the surgical suite of Batson Children's Hospital, Nov. 17. Hodges was recognized for contributing to national security and protecting freedom by supporting employee participation in the National Guard and Reserves.