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UMMC statement regarding operations at Jackson Medical Mall due to low water pressure

Published on Thursday, January 4, 2018

By: Marc Rolph, Director of Public Affairs, mrolph@umc.edu, 601-815-5133

The Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center is experiencing a dramatic decrease in water pressure that is preventing the building’s heating units from functioning. It has been determined that continued operation of most UMMC departments and clinics located there is not possible.

UMMC leadership and administrators of affected units are evaluating all contingency plans to relocate operations. Some clinics are continuing to see patients today using water tankers, but going forward this may not be possible. Plans are being made to relocate and/or reschedule some patients whose appointments are affected, possibly after normal business hours or over the weekend. Patients scheduled to visit a JMM-located clinic through the rest of the week whose appointments are affected will be reached by text or phone.

In addition to clinics and patient-care departments located in the Medical Mall, other affected Medical Center support units will relocate to areas not experiencing water or heating problems. Currently unused areas of the main campus, located at 2500 North State Street, may be utilized until JMM regains necessary water pressure to reopen. UMMC’s main campus has its own well and a water tower and does not rely on the city’s water system for operations.

At present time, no other UMMC clinics are experiencing a disruption in normal operations.