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Emergency Contacts

The emergency telephone numbers below are provided for your information. Unless noted, all extensions are (601) 984 or (601) 815 followed by the four-digit number

DepartmentEmergency Phone NumberCampus Extension
Police911 (from any campus phone) or (601) 815-7777 (for non-campus or cell phone)

Emergency 5-7777

Non-Emergency or after hours escorts 4-1360

Fire911 from any campus phone or 601-984-66664-6666
Code Blue(601) 984-11114-1111
Code 13(601) 984-11114-1111
Code White601-815-77775-7777
Rapid Response(601) 984-11114-1111
Code Pink911 from any campus phone or 601-815-77775-7777

Other important numbers

DepartmentCampus Ext. or Phone Number
UMMC main switchboard/information line4-1000
Communications and Marketing (formerly Public Affairs)4-1100
Emergency Management Coordinator4-4367
Employee/Student Health4-1185
Environmental Health and Safety4-1980
Family-Activated Rapid Response in Batson Children's Hospital4-HELP (4-4357)
Mississippi MED-COM(888) 862-2345
Physical Facilities4-1420
Student Services4-5012

UMMC emergency policy

Re: Natural disasters, catastrophic events and weather-related emergencies (formerly inclement weather)

Policy purpose

To provide guidance and direction to all faculty and staff as relates to staffing needs and expectations in natural disasters, catastrophic events or weather-related emergencies (referenced below as "emergency").


The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year to provide ides essential healthcare services to the Jackson metropolitan area, Mississippi and the southeastern region of the United States. Our citizens and communities depend on us to be there in times of need.

During an emergency, all faculty and staff play important roles in providing and/or supporting patient care. Because some members of our work force may be personally affected by the emergency and unable to report to work, UMMC may need to draw staffing support from all areas of the institution to meet and sustain patient care operations and the support/infrastructure services our caregivers depend on.


In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that all employees, regardless of position/role, make every reasonable attempt to be at their assigned jobs in order to help ensure our ability to sustain operations in support of patient care. Only the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, or his/her designee, has the authority to cancel or modify scheduled hours of operation or classes in the event of a natural disaster, catastrophic event or weather-related emergency.


In those instances where an employee cannot be at his/her designated job, it is the employee's responsibility to notify the immediate supervisor (or his/her designee) in a timely manner so that appropriate coverage arrangements can be made.

Employees who are unable to report to work for the entire day will be required to take Personal Leave for said period.

All pay practices will be governed by applicable law/regulations in effect at the time of the natural disaster or catastrophic event.

In those instances where UMMC vehicles may be used to transport employees to and from the campus, transportation time is considered time worked.

Departments and units may put additional procedural guidelines in place so long as they are not in conflict with institutional policy and procedure. It is the responsibility of the department/unit chairs to communicate these additional policies to their employees and the responsibility of employees to be knowledgeable of any additional guidelines that may be applicable.

The Department of Human Resources will provide guidance to management should questions arise.