Patients and Visitors

The UMMC Difference

Being the state's only academic medical center allows us to offer patients a combination of leading-edge medical treatment and compassionate, personal patient care.

We provide:

Advanced Care

UMMC provides Mississippians with an advanced level of care unavailable anywhere else in the state. We offer Mississippi's only:

  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Children’s Hospital (Batson Children's Hospital)
  • Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Programs
  • Children's Cancer Care Program
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Program
  • Heart, Kidney, Liver, and Pancreas Transplant Programs

Multidisciplinary Care

At UMMC, we know that illness affects the whole patient, not just the area where the medical condition is located. We know an effective treatment plan must also take into account the patient's overall health and lifestyle. So, we bring in a team of specialists for each patient to combine their expertise. Together, they create an individual treatment plan that coordinates all aspects of care for the best possible outcome. We are able to offer this level of attention because of the breadth and depth of specialty care we provide.

Patient-centered Care

Our staff is committed to providing relationship-based care for our patients and their families. Each and every member of our medical team shares the goal of consistent, exceptional treatment for those who walk through our clinic and hospital doors.

We value and provide patient- and family-centered care, clinical excellence, healthy caregiver/patient relationships, and interdisciplinary collaboration. That commitment to care applies to patients of all ages in any UMMC health care setting.

Patients are active participants in their own care, receiving services designed to focus on their individual needs as well as advice and counsel from our health professionals. We involve family members - those who have significance in the patient's life - at a level of the patient's choosing.

Convenient Care

Through our hospitals and clinics, we pursue our goal to bring care to more Mississippians throughout the state closer to where they live and work. UMMC Telehealth delivers care remotely in more than 200 locations across the state. We also offer MyChart, a simple way for patients and family to manage their care through the internet, from any computer or mobile device. Sign up for MyChart today.