Most women who give birth at Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants have pressing health problems: HIV, obesity, hypertension, heart or kidney failure. But when a pregnant woman contracts COVID-19 on top of other potentially dangerous comorbidities, a delivery already fraught with complications becomes even more complex. Wiser’s Labor and Delivery team has persevered in saving all of its COVID-positive mothers and their babies since the pandemic began, but it hasn’t been easy, and will only get harder.
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in Mississippi, a sustained surge doesn't pose the worst-case scenario: Another resource-draining strike by an overlapping emergency does. Keenly aware of this danger are UMMC officials and their colleagues in public health and emergency response, who recently gathered to contemplate the pandemic, hurricanes and the flu.
A new three-year grant is enabling the School of Nursing to continue its critical work in schools in Jackson and the Mississippi Delta, and is providing expanded behavioral health services with the addition of a full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Physiology faculty and microbiology faculty will tackle the topics of neural control of circulation and vascular function and genetic engineering for biological insights and tool development, respectively, during online seminars scheduled at UMMC this week.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of July 20-26.