Monday, June 26, 2023
TO: All UMMC PersonnelFROM: Dr. Jonathan Wilson, Chief Administrative OfficerSUBJECT: Alert U Emergency Notification System Updates
Enhancements have been made to Alert U, the Medical Center’s emergency notification system, that will go fully into effect July 1. The updated system expands the Medical Center’s capabilities to provide emergency alerts to employees, students, families and visitors.
If you have your current cell number in Workday, you will receive an Alert U text message in the event of a severe weather or personal safety emergency on the Jackson main campus. Additionally, the notification will show on networked computer monitors.
Should the need arise, a new Alert U feature allows employees and students to instantly contact and share their location with the UMMC Police and Public Safety Department through a mobile safety app, Everbridge.
To ensure you and your family receive timely alerts and have access to personal safety features please follow the steps below. Information about Alert U, including how-to guides, can be found here.
Additionally, patients, families and visitors can sign up to temporarily receive UMMC public safety alerts by texting ALERTU to 333111. They will get text notifications until the end of each month, when they can choose to text ALERTU to 333111 again to renew for the next month.
Additional information about Alert U can be found here.
The newly enhanced Alert U system is just one more way the Medical Center is working to keep all who work, learn, receive care or visit the campus safe.