When a rural city’s hospital closes, access to health care becomes abysmal overnight. It happened in Belzoni, a 2,000-resident town in Humphreys County where just three primary care physicians practice. That will change when UMMC’s Community Care Clinic opens in late fall, providing after-hours acute care that allows residents to get care at home instead of driving 30 or more minutes to another community.
UMMC and Mayo Clinic biobanks are collecting blood and health histories as part of a clinical trial to help further research on cancer, diabetes and other diseases. By collecting 10,000 samples in Mississippi, the Mayo Clinic hopes to increase the number of samples available to researchers and broaden the ethnic groups represented.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Sept. 4-10.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
A pediatric ICU nurse's gesture on Mother's Day earns a DAISY Award; the Southern Region of a nationwide medical student organization selects an M3 from UMMC to serve as its chair; and a statewide financial aid organization taps UMMC's associate director of student financial aid for its presidency.