Dr. Kristi Henderson, left, UMMC director of Telehealth and chief advanced practice officer, and Trina George, right, Mississippi state USDA director of rural development, demonstrate a telehealth system.
“This program is a great example of how partnerships between hospitals can extend world-class health care to all Mississippians using innovative solutions.”The agreement will augment the services delivered by existing medical providers in the rural areas by connecting them with the state’s only academic medical center and trauma center. The grant will position UMMC as a “hub site” for each of the county-based hospitals, ultimately reaching 168,862 additional rural residents. The Medical Center has been providing emergency and specialty-care consult services via telemedicine to community hospitals throughout Mississippi since 2003.
Trina George, left, Mississippi state USDA director of rural development, and Dr. Kristi Henderson, UMMC director of Telehealth and chief advanced practice officer, discuss how the new projects will improve access to care in the state.
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