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Helping cut the ribbon are, from left, Matthew Harrison, executive director of the Grenada County Economic Development District; Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs; Scott Whittemore, interim UMMC Grenada chief executive officer; Dr. John Ruckdeschel, CCRI director; Michael Lott, president of the Grenada County Board of Supervisors; Dr. Joseph Messina, UMMC Grenada chief of staff; and Kevin Cook, chief executive officer of the UMMC Health System.

UMMC Grenada opens outpatient cancer care clinic, infusion services

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada and the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute on Wednesday officially opened an outpatient cancer care clinic and infusion services in Grenada. Read More

Kristy Boyd, a recreational therapist on 7 West and 7 East, uses games to stimulate patients' thinking, enjoyment of life and problem-solving skills.

People of the U: Kristy Boyd

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Kristy Boyd’s patients struggle with some of life’s most trying issues: Drug and alcohol dependency. Anxiety and depression. Mental health challenges that threaten their quality of life. Read More

Children’s lobby mural to be mosaic of individual masterpieces

Thousands of drawings by Mississippians will create a one-of-a-kind mosaic mural of the beauty of our state for the lobby of the Children’s of Mississippi hospital expansion. The digital art will include a kiosk, so those who add their artwork to the project will be able to look up their name and see their art’s location. The expansion is on schedule to open in fall 2020.

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019

Barriers to breastfeeding subject of three-year NICU study at UMMC

Mother’s milk is best for the newborns in neonatal intensive care units at UMMC and around the state, but many of their mothers aren’t providing them breast milk. A Kellogg Foundation-funded project is trying to change that by identifying and eliminating obstacles to breastfeeding for mothers whose babies require NICU care.

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019

If work events leave caregivers traumatized, help is on the way

A surgery goes awry. A family aggressively takes out bad news on a physician. A nurse accidentally gives the wrong medication, and a patient dies or is harmed. Such traumatic events create “second victims” who may feel guilt, helplessness or fear that affects delivery of compassionate care. A new UMMC peer response team is offering them support and a listening ear.

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019

People of the U: Srinivasan Vijayakumar

Since 2007, Dr. Srinivasan “Dr. Vijay” Vijayakumar has led the Department of Radiation Oncology with an eye toward growth and excellence.

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019

Emerging leaders represent health equity program's true legacy

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019

Northington brings nursing experience to national leadership role

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019

People of the U: Courtney Smith

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019

From tragedy, life: Organ donors give ultimate gift

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019

Cancer programs add cardio-oncology services for patients at risk

Published on Monday, November 11, 2019

People of the U: Mary E. Thompson

Published on Friday, November 8, 2019

After accident, Ole Miss senior back in school, thanks to SON students

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

SOPH moves into new home, affirms commitment to healthier state

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

During milestone year, UMMC's DAISY Awards extend recognition scope

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

Respiratory therapists PHIL vital role as medical professionals

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

Distinguished alumna recounts mentors' roles at SGSHS Research Day

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

People of the U: James Purvis

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019

A kidney transplant wait can take years - but just months with a live donor

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Photos: Halloween harvest happenings at Children’s of Mississippi

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Southwest Health System, UMMC announce health care affiliation

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

It’s frightening how Halloween costume contact lenses can infect, damage eyes

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Research excellence awards mark faculty, staff achievements

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Hepatitis C provider education ECHOes throughout Mississippi

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

JHS findings link one-third of heart disease, stroke cases to HTN

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019