The day dreamt of is now here: the opening of the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi. The first patients arrived for surgical care just before dawn, with imaging and clinical care patients following later in the morning. The tower’s 32 private pediatric intensive care rooms and 88 private neonatal intensive care rooms open Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Dr. Katie Patterson is an 11 percenter – among the few physicians in the country who provide care in rural communities, where 20 percent of the population lives. A 2003 School of Medicine graduate, Patterson decided as a student to practice in Sunflower County after helping deliver a baby there. “I knew then that this was something I had to do,” she said. “I was going to be Doc Hollywood.”
Patients at the state’s only children’s hospital were treated to Halloween games and goodies last Friday when costumed care teams went room to room for reverse trick-or-treating. Patients watched for everyone from superheroes to Disney princesses and filled out scavenger hunt game cards during the afternoon.
The Medical Center extends its sympathy to the family of a former faculty member in appreciation for the loved one’s contributions to the academic health sciences center.
A statewide public health organization bestows a presidential award on the Medical Center's leader for helping keep Mississippians healthy and safe, while UMMC's assistant vice chancellor for research is feted by a national emergency physicians college for his groundbreaking research on sepsis treatment.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
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 Nov. 2-8.