UMMC establishes the Mississippi Burn Center on Jackson campus
Published on Thursday, January 19, 2023
By: Patrice Guilfoyle, email@example.com
Photos By: Joe Ellis/ UMMC Communications
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has established the Mississippi Burn Center on its main campus, elevating the state’s only academic medical center’s commitment to serve Mississippians in need of burn care.
The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved UMMC’s request to establish and operate the Mississippi Burn Center today (Jan. 19).
When the burn center at Merit Health Central closed last fall, UMMC assembled the resources and expertise to fill the health care gap. Previous legislation directed UMMC to establish a burn center and the establishment of the Mississippi Burn Center today not only fulfills the Medical Center’s statutory responsibility but also provides needed care for burn patients in the state. UMMC will also collaborate with the Mississippi State Department of Health to finalize accreditation of the Mississippi Burn Center.
“This approval confirms our commitment to providing complex care to burn patients so they can receive timely care close to home and with the trusted expertise of the Mississippi’s only academic medical center,” said Dr. Alan Jones, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs. “We want to keep burn care in Mississippi for Mississippians.”