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Licensed practical nurse Policia Travis, left, and nurse manager Ashley Gustafson finish preparations for patients to arrive at a temporary field hospital in Garage B.

Mobile field clinic established for patients with non-emergency respiratory illness

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

As Mississippi copes with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Medical Center has set up a separate, temporary field clinic in Parking Garage B for people with non-emergency respiratory illnesses. Treating those patients in that clinic helps protect patients and staff in the Emergency Departments from possible exposure to infection. Read More

Dr. Charles Robertson, assistant professor of anesthesiology, has built ventilators to use at the Medical Center in case of a shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UMMC builds ventilators for COVID-19 pandemic response

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Patients with severe COVID-19 may require ventilators to stay alive, but hospitals may not have enough units to meet demand. A UMMC anesthesiologist is leading efforts to build ventilators from readily available supplies in the event of a shortage at the Medical Center. Read More

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