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Office of Public Affairs

The Division of Public Affairs is the strategic communications hub of the Medical Center. Public Affairs oversees all interactions with the news media and tells the Medical Center story through print and electronic communications for internal and external audiences, including UMMC's primary social media accounts.

In addition, Public Affairs provides a variety of services to the Medical Center community, including creative communications services, publicity for noteworthy activities, tours and event planning.

Our office can be reached by phone Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (601) 984-1100, or by email at

Our office is located on the first floor of the Holmes Learning Resources Center, across from the Office of the Vice Chancellor. The closest public parking lot to our office is in Lot D across from the Nelson Student Union, next to the School of Pharmacy. Walk through the School of Medicine, and we are right inside the LRC to the left.

Media guidelines and resources

Members of the professional news media who need assistance covering Medical Center activities should contact the office at (601) 984-1100.

All media who visit the campus must be accompanied by an escort from Public Affairs.


Dr. Mark Chassin, president and CEO of The Joint Commission, visited UMMC on June 18 to talk about patient safety and quality performance.

How much patient harm is acceptable? Zero, safety leaders say

Monday, June 25, 2018

The leader of the nation’s premier health care accrediting organization has a message that won’t change, even though naysayers might think it’s unrealistic: Any harm to patients is unacceptable, no matter how hard it is to reach that goal. Dr. Mark Chassin says the Medical Center is making progress in “Chasing Zero,” and UMMC’s performance improvement team and hospital leadership aren’t letting up.

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Dr. Brian Kogon takes a look at Byars King's incision a week after minimally invasive heart surgery at Batson.

Minimally invasive heart surgery, care close to home heals 3-year-old

Monday, June 25, 2018

Small incisions are leading to shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times for heart surgery patients at Batson Children’s Hospital. Available since 2015 through the Children’s Heart Center, minimally invasive procedures are being used to treat a growing number of congenital heart conditions.

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