Kali Mitchell of Flowood is a healthy straight-A student who no longer faces potentially deadly pain crises. Her successful haploidentical bone marrow transplant at UMMC was a cure for her sickle cell disease. The procedure uses a new drug protocol that allows a “half-matched” donation, opening a large pool of potential bone marrow donors to patients.
The Medical Center's gingerbread village competition is filled with holiday cheer, replete with whimsical culinary creations, festive decorations and celebrity judges. The event wouldn't be complete without a visit from "Father Christmas" himself, Santa Claus, who announces the winning team each year. Read more to learn about this head elf on UMMC's shelf.
If your prescription medication is recalled, what steps should you take? A Medical Center pharmacist and physician discuss the reasons for drug recalls, their impact on care plans and how providers and patients should respond.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Dec. 9-15.