From toting pizzas to exhausted coworkers to stocking personal protective gear in Garage B, Medical Center employees are taking care of patients and each other. The employees' reach extends beyond campus as they continue one-day COVID-19 testing sites in the state's far corners and a seven-days-a-week specimen collection operation at the Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson.
Mississippi’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 stem from the Medical Center’s telehealth expertise. The crisis has prompted telehealth use that may likely continue after the pandemic has ended.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, one thing is clear in Mississippi: Stemming transmission of the disease is critical. Testing for the virus helps identify who's likely to transmit it. UMMC and state agency partners are blanketing Mississippi with one-day mobile collections while the state is reportedly approaching its pandemic peak.
It’s probably safe to say that until a few months ago, not many people knew much about coronaviruses, or had even heard of them. But as two UMMC experts note, several types of this disease have been around since long before mentions of the word “coronaviruses” became as common as, well, a certain infection some of them cause.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, UMMC experts say it's important not to lose track of our humanity as we focus on staying virus-free and hunker down in our homes. UMMC's 'Story Slam' on Wednesday strives to bring the campus together around a common theme that, now more than ever, unites us all: random acts of kindness.
The leader of UMMC's health system gains inclusion on a national publication's list of standout chief executives; the Carl G. Evers, M.D. Society recognizes the top medical school educators, administrators and departments for 2020; and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science acknowledge eight faculty members and administrators for superior service.
Most events scheduled for April at the Medical Center have been cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To see the most recent status of events scheduled at the Medical Center, visit the UMMC Intranet.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following addition to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of April 13-19.