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Emergency Contacts

UMMC Campuswide Policy
Natural disasters, catastrophic events and weather-related emergencies
(formerly inclement weather)
Effective Feb. 10, 2010

Policy purpose

To provide guidance and direction to all faculty and staff as relates to staffing needs and expectations in natural disasters, catastrophic events or weather-related emergencies (referenced below as "emergency").

Introduction

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year to provide ides essential healthcare services to the Jackson metropolitan area, Mississippi and the southeastern region of the United States. Our citizens and communities depend on us to be there in times of need.

During an emergency, all faculty and staff play important roles in providing and/or supporting patient care. Because some members of our work force may be personally affected by the emergency and unable to report to work, UMMC may need to draw staffing support from all areas of the institution to meet and sustain patient care operations and the support/infrastructure services our caregivers depend on.

Policy

In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that all employees, regardless of position/role, make every reasonable attempt to be at their assigned jobs in order to help ensure our ability to sustain operations in support of patient care. Only the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, or his/her designee, has the authority to cancel or modify scheduled hours of operation or classes in the event of a natural disaster, catastrophic event or weather-related emergency.

Procedures

In those instances where an employee cannot be at his/her designated job, it is the employee's responsibility to notify the immediate supervisor (or his/her designee) in a timely manner so that appropriate coverage arrangements can be made.

Employees who are unable to report to work for the entire day will be required to take Personal Leave for said period.

All pay practices will be governed by applicable law/regulations in effect at the time of the natural disaster or catastrophic event.

In those instances where UMMC vehicles may be used to transport employees to and from the campus, transportation time is considered time worked.

Departments and units may put additional procedural guidelines in place so long as they are not in conflict with institutional policy and procedure. It is the responsibility of the department/unit chairs to communicate these additional policies to their employees and the responsibility of employees to be knowledgeable of any additional guidelines that may be applicable.

The Department of Human Resources will provide guidance to management should questions arise.

Emergency phone list

The emergency telephone numbers below are provided for your information:

Department

Phone Number

 (Campus Extension)

Police

911

5-3072

Fire

911

4-6666

Code Blue

601-984-1111

 4-1111

Code 13

601-984-1111

 4-1111

Code White

601-984-1111

 4-1111

Rapid Response

601-984-1111

 4-1111

Code Pink

911

 then 4-1111

Other important numbers

The telephone numbers below are provided for your information:

Department

Phone Number

Family-Activated Rapid Response in Batson Children's Hospital

4-HELP
(4-4357) 

Environmental Health and Safety

(601) 984-1980

University of Mississippi Health Care Information Line

(601) 984-1000

Emergency Management Coordinator

(601) 984-4367

Employee/Student Health

(601) 984-1185

Mississippi MED-COM

(888) 862-2345

Physical Facilities

(601) 984-1420

Public Affairs

(601) 984-1100

Student Services

(601) 984-5012