CenterView: April 04, 2016
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As the new School of Medicine rises in the background, Gov. Phil Bryant notes its potential economic impact for the state, during Monday's topping-out ceremony marking a milestone in the building's construction. Bryant is flanked by, from left, Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; and Chris Monsour, an official with Roy Anderson Corp. Contractors.
Gov. Phil Bryant today helped celebrate a milestone in the construction of an emerging School of Medicine building during a “topping-out” ceremony at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Touting the economic and health-care implications of a more spacious, state-of-the-art medical school, Bryant was among some 100 dignitaries and other attendees who watched as a construction crane hoisted a structural beam to the top of the building, signifying that it has reached its maximum height.
Along with medical students, as well as representatives of UMMC and the construction contractor, Bryant signed the beam before it was lifted, hewing to a construction tradition also meant to express appreciation to the building contractor and crew.
Gov. Phil Bryant helped celebrate a milestone in the emerging School of Medicine building during a March 28 “topping-out” ceremony. Some 100 spectators, including Medical Center faculty, staff and students, along with the crew of Roy Anderson Corp. Contractors, watched as a construction crane hoisted a structural beam almost 100 feet to the building’s peak.
Dr. Gary Gibbons has big ideas for the future of medicine, which he shared with the UMMC community Thursday. With an ecosystem approach and big data, Gibbons hopes to prevent cardiovascular disease before it even starts. The NHLBI director delivered the 19th Gertrude and Florian Nelson Cardiovascular Lecture.
For many members of the School of Medicine Class of 2016, Friday’s annual medical school rite, Residency Match Day, is a crucial step toward realizing a childhood dream. Other class members' calling came later in life, during a moment of discovery when they learned what it really means to be a physician. Here are the stories of three of those students.
When Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Henderson arrived at UMMC a year ago, he brought with him an international reputation for expertise in health-care quality improvement. Along with his team of safety and patient quality experts, Henderson is striving to reduce patient harm and increase patient satisfaction. His leadership has been recognized by a national organization that’s included him in its "Top 100 CMOs to Know."
For three days, Mississippi Miracles Radiothon-broadcasted stories of Batson Children's Hospital patients and families resulted in Mississippians pledging to keep the miracles coming. The Radio People had 11 stations involved in the 2016 effort, Batson Children's Hospital's 15th radiothon.