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Lacey Burton, surgical technician, checks sterilized instruments as part of protocols for avoiding surgical site infections.

‘Colobundle’ of care keeps surgical site infections at bay

Monday, October 14, 2019

Surgical site infections for those having colorectal procedures are a national concern and can result in harm to patients. UMMC surgeons are employing a “bundle” of care that uses strict protocols and patient education to decrease the chances of infections and post-surgical complications. The result: infection rates below the national average and a better patient experience. Read More

Dr. Robert Smith, second from left, was among the demonstrators picketing the AMA convention at the Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in June 1963. Flanking him are Dr. Walter Lear, left, and Dr. J. S.  “Mike” Holloman. (Photo courtesy of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association)

Medicine still mending from Jim Crow era

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Until at least the mid-20th century, the system of medical practice in Mississippi and beyond reflected the racial attitudes of the day. The story of how that separate and unequal system changed represents a major chapter in the history of the state, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the country at large. Read More

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