Some things never change, especially for those too busy to visit a health care provider for minor illnesses. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is offering a more convenient and affordable option to employees who are on a state insurance plan: A telehealth visit, which will allow them to speak face-to-face with providers using their computer, tablet or cell phone webcam.
UMMC alumna Dr. Sarah Fitch and her husband, Alvin Swiney, are looking to the future of health care and education in Mississippi. They have established the Fitch-Swiney School of Medicine and School of Nursing Scholarship Endowment to fund tuition for at least one medical and one nursing student annually.
Perinatal health is important for literally everyone. Whether they’ve given birth or have just been birthed, the conditions during pregnancy can have lifelong consequences. That’s the focus of the Mississippi Center for Excellence in Perinatal Research, funded by an $11 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Led by Dr. Jane Reckelhoff, the center will study diseases associated with adverse pregnancies and support junior investigators who conduct research in related areas.
Wrap the past week at Batson Children’s Hospital in maroon and white and black and gold. Football players from Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi, along with their respective cheerleaders and mascots, visited patients and families. MSU’s football team and head coach Dan Mullen played board games Tuesday afternoon, while USM's football team brought coloring books and posters and colored with patients Thursday.
The Medical Center is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of July 24-30.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
The Medical Center recently earned state and national distinction for its organ recovery and information technology programs, respectively, while UMMC Cancer Institute faculty and staff garnered national awards and a neurosurgery professor ushered in a new textbook.