Class of 2015’s new focus: A healthier Mississippi

Class of 2015’s new focus: A healthier Mississippi

Many, like nursing graduate Faith Sherman and School of Medicine graduate Sarah Kerut, will care for patients at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for the next year or more.  Others, including School of Medicine graduates Lucas and...

UMMC in the News

UMMC works to address Mississippi's doctor shortage

May 26, 2015
Mississippi Public Broadcasting

UMMC Honors Anatomical Donors

Apr 29, 2015
NewsMS Radio
When it comes to skin cancer, prevention is key

When it comes to skin cancer, prevention is key

At 37, Amanda Gentry is taking precautions to avoid skin cancer. She was among 121 people who took advantage of a free skin cancer screening offered May 19 by the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Department of Dermatology. "I'm here...

UMMC clinicians, researchers tackle preeclampsia

UMMC clinicians, researchers tackle preeclampsia

Mississippi's health rankings commonly are among the worst in the nation, including percentages of children born prematurely and with low birth-weights. But a possible treatment for one of the contributors to these statistics - preeclampsia - could...

Heart-health study highlights risks for African-Americans

Heart-health study highlights risks for African-Americans

Researchers have identified three areas of concern among several key risk factors contributing to the higher prevalence of heart disease among African-Americans, according to a recent report published in Preventive Medicine's May 2015 issue.The...

Celebrating UMMC’s 15 years with Holmes County

Celebrating UMMC’s 15 years with Holmes County

Fifteen years have transformed University of Mississippi Medical Center Holmes County from a small rural hospital into a significant critical access facility and a trailblazer in using telehealth to heal patients. And the last year alone, chief...


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Vicksburg teen Named Mississippi's 2015 CMN Champion

Vicksburg teen Named Mississippi's 2015 CMN Champion

Hannah Dunaway, 14, of Vicksburg, will represent Batson Children's Hospital as Mississippi's 2015 Children's Miracle Network Champion. Her duties as Champion over the next year will include lunch at the White House, a trip to Disney World and appearances at events and fundraisers across the state.

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Photos: Commencement 2015

Photos: Commencement 2015

Look back on UMMC's 59th commencement excercises through pictures by Public Affairs photographer Jay Ferchaud.


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Nikki Cohran was pregnant with her first child when she passed out during her nursing shift at UMMC. The first-time mother-to-be was 26 weeks along, and the idea of #preeclampsia hadn't crossed her mind. Her son, Deuce, was born 18 hours later, weighing 1 lb. 13 oz. It would be another 3 1/2 months before he could come home.

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A special "Thank You" goes to Miss University France Beard and Ole Miss Athletics mascot, Rebel, for stopping by Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children to deliver books and smiles to our patients.

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Look back at #UMMCGrad15 through these pictures by UMMC's Jay Ferchaud: bit.ly/1Kssbxj

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Books that Miss University Frances Beard and @OleMissRebels mascot Rebel are delivering to patients at @BlairEBatson.

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Thanks to Miss University, France Beard, for visiting @BlairEBatson and delivering books today.

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