When a team of Center for Telehealth nurses keeps up with the health data of Mississippians through remote patient monitoring, fewer in-person doctor visits and trips to the Emergency Department are needed for those with chronic conditions. A $2.3 million federal award will help UMMC expand that presence, helping more patients lead their healthiest lives.
Renovations to the Children’s of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders are in the planning stages thanks to a $1.5 million gift from Jim and Pat Coggin of Jackson. The couple said they hope their gift will inspire other donations to help fund $2.5 million in improvements.
Chronic illnesses and comorbidities in Mississippi mean the state's prevalence of diabetes is very high. Not only can diabetes be life-threatening, but for Black and Hispanic patients infected with COVID-19, it can increase their chances of hospitalization and even death.
As a technician for UMMC's morgue services, Miranda Magee spends her days making sure deceased patients get the final services they need. That can range from coordinating with funeral homes for their transport to assisting pathologists and residents in performing autopsies.
A national nursing scholastic association presents its novice faculty honor to an associate professor in UMMC's School of Nursing, while a former professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center ascends to the Belmont University College of Medicine's top post.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Jan. 25-31.