The University of Mississippi Medical Center is located in the heart of the capital city with the original eight-story building now serving as the nucleus of a major academic health sciences complex. The Jackson campus is home to six health science schools: Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, and Population Health. Although the School of Pharmacy is based on the Oxford campus, students receive their final two years of clinical training at UMMC. The main campus and clinics of UMMC have grown to over 5 million feet of space and UMMC continues to expand services throughout the State by opening clinics and through collaboration with other providers.
Over the years, the vision and mission of education, research, and health care has prompted continuous growth in the form of new buildings and major additions. These include the Arthur C. Guyton Laboratory Research Center (with a later addition); the state's only children's hospital (Blair E. Batson Tower) with a seven-story addition, the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower; the School of Health Related Professions building; Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Children; the Norman C. Nelson Student Union; the Wallace Conerly Hospital for Critical Care; a new adult hospital; a major addition to the School of Nursing; a Classroom Wing; the School of Pharmacy building; the Col. Harland Sanders Children's Emergency Department; Selby and Richard McRae Children's Trauma Unit, University Heart, Translational Research Facility and the Phil Bryant Medical Education building. A parking garage was also recently completed. Progress extends beyond the Jackson campus and spreads across the state of Mississippi to include multiple clinics in the Jackson area, specialty clinics in Rankin County, hospitals in Grenada and Lexington and clinics along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, North Mississippi and other parts of the state.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER AND HEALTH SYSTEM — The 864-bed UMMC Health System is the teaching enterprise for UMMC's educational programs and the state's principal diagnostic and referral center. The health system is comprised of six hospitals, including University Hospital, Children's of Mississippi, the Wallace Conerly Hospital for Critical Care, the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, UMMC Grenada and UMMC Holmes County. The UMMC Health System serves outpatients in more than 50 ambulatory facilities across the state, with a primary presence in the counties of Hinds, Jackson, Rankin, Grenada and those along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Located in Jackson, UMMC encompasses seven health science schools, including medicine, nursing, health related professions, dentistry, pharmacy, graduate studies and population health. The Medical Center's health care enterprise includes the state's only Level I trauma center, only children's hospital, and only organ and bone marrow transplant program. The Medical Center also is home to a Telehealth Center of Excellence, one of two in the nation.
As the state's only academic medical center, the system focuses on quality, measurable improvements in health care and the health status of targeted patient groups. The organization strives to be the leader in the delivery of high quality, value-based care for all Mississippians. UMMC unites the interrelated activities of education in the health sciences and has responsibility for teaching, research and clinical service. UMMC utilizes efforts to makes changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, system performance, enhanced teaching and professional development.
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS — The G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Jackson is the principal teaching affiliate for UMMC. The Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Methodist Rehabilitation Center adjoin the Medical Center. UMMC also has relationships with Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center in Starkville, Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, Vanderbilt University in Nashville and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
NORMAN C. NELSON STUDENT UNION — The Norman C. Nelson Student Union houses the bookstore, convention facilities, food services, and student facilities. Student facilities include conference room, study rooms, recreational areas, gymnasium, running track, aerobics room, exercise facilities, locker room, and equipment checkout. The ASB suite, located on the second floor, is available 24/7 for student study.
ROWLAND MEDICAL LIBRARY — The nearly 45,000-square-foot Rowland Medical Library is the general library for the UMMC community. Named in honor of Dr. Peter Rowland, former professor of pharmacology, the library houses a print collection of more than 250,000 volumes and provides access to over 12,500 e-books and 23,500 e-journals. The main floor provides access to current journal and reference collections, a library classroom, and a collaborative learning area while the second floor houses textbooks, monographs, bound journals, and archives. The second floor also has 6 individual closed study rooms, 12 closed study carrels, and open carrels with additional tables and chairs for patron use.
Library services include interlibrary loan, document delivery and circulation along with individual consultation and instruction on information retrieval. The library instructional program introduces students to biomedical literature retrieval skills within the curriculum to facilitate identifying best practice and evidence-based information for clinical decision making. UMMC's wireless network is accessible throughout the library.
Rowland Medical Library is a resource library within the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 2.