In the beginning, and like many of those who depend on it for free medical care, the Jackson Free Clinic didn’t have a home of its own. But the students who have volunteered there span a generation now. They persevered, added health care services and are reaching out beyond the clinic’s boundaries. Those who have supported them, including the clinic’s founder, will be celebrated this week in Jackson.
Taking their collective show on the road, representatives from the Medical Center’s health professions schools have put together a one-stop shop for high school students who are considering a future helping people get well for a living. These UMMC emissaries not only show students how to get started on the path to a health care career, they also offer them a lot of good reasons to do so.
With tornado season on the horizon, campus emergency managers are rolling out Severe Weather Preparedness Week and visiting all inpatient units to educate employees on how to keep themselves and patients safe.
Jackson’s annual March celebration, a long-time supporter of Children’s of Mississippi as well as one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day-related events, will be back after two parade-less years with new ways to donate.
The sooner someone who is at high risk of lung cancer is screened, the better their chances of survival. Screenings offered at the Medical Center use a low-dose CT scan, an excellent tool for early detection in the fight against lung cancer.
Medical Center faculty and staff often are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for their academic or medical achievements. These accolades place UMMC among health science centers worldwide.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of February 14-20.