For a state with a population approaching 3 million, there are just 60-70 practicing neurologists giving care for injuries and illness to the neurological system. The Medical Center is helping to fill that gap with a first: offering inpatient telehealth services. UMMC neurologists are conducting live telehealth visits with patients at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel.
Dr. Loretta Jackson-Williams just can’t help herself. An emergency medicine physician at UMMC, she has also been drawn to, and excelled at, medical education. Her decision to pursue those interests has been validated many times, not least of all by news of her most recent honor.
The Medical Center’s Adult Special Care clinic at the Jackson Medical Mall is warm and inviting, with a waiting room that gives patients both privacy and acceptance. Most getting care live with HIV, but their primary care needs are met in addition to maintenance of chronic diseases to live their best and healthiest lives.
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will treat patients in Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants for the next year while renovations to the center are underway. The $5 million renovation project will add more space and privacy for patients and will nearly double the number of exam rooms to the center, which opened in 1991.
A good title for a video of Kenya Woods’ life as a full-time employee and student at UMMC might well be “Catch Her If You Can.” She stopped a few minutes this semester to reflect on her career path.
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 April 3 - 9.