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Dr. Christopher Blewett, Children's of Mississippi surgeon-in-chief, discusses features of the new surgical suites with, clockwise from center, Linda Atwood, perioperative services director; Brittani Davis, post-anesthesia care unit shift supervisor; Hailey Moore, surgical suite nurse manager; and Valerie Needham, ambulatory surgery nurse manager.

Children’s of Mississippi expansion to include state-of-the-art surgical suites

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The seven-story expansion of the state’s only children’s hospital will include a dozen new state-of-the-art surgical suites to accommodate advances in technology and the number of pediatric experts who will be on hand for procedures. Surgical professionals toured the site this week to see the space that, in about a year, will be home to Children’s of Mississippi surgical care. Read More

Anna Barnes, left, physical therapist, is armed against the flu with a vaccination from Austin Fitts, third-year pharmacy student.

Experts plan to call the shots this flu season

Thursday, October 17, 2019

To cope with what could be an impressive outbreak of the flu, Medical Center teams in infection prevention, emergency services and other departments are taking up arms – literally – with vaccinations. They are also launching a colorful information campaign plastered on hospital and clinic walls. But many of their preparations are taking place behind the scenes. Read More

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