‘Moving the needle’ in Mississippi health is paramount for access to health care and infant mortality rates according to State Health Officer Dr. Daniel Edney. Investment in health care can be a signal to the nation that the state is serious, he said.
Office decorations around the Medical Center, a pumpkin patch by the School of Medicine and tiny chick costumes for the youngest patients at Children’s of Mississippi are among the features of this grab bag of treats.
Cancer surgery can be tricky, but UMMC specialists are performing an abdominal procedure that eliminates tumors while sparing precious organs, arteries and nerves perilously close to the cancerous growths. It’s called intraoperative radiation therapy, or IORT, an intensive radiation treatment administered during surgery.
A $6M federal grant is allowing UMMC addiction medicine providers to greatly expand services across Mississippi for those needing drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It allows the Medical Center and subgrantees Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi to perform research, and gives provides new tools, including enhanced use of telehealth, so patients can get the residential or outpatient help they need.
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 October 31 - November 6.