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Kara McGuffee of Tylertown and her obstetrician, Dr. Rachael Morris, look over the images from unborn son Kade's latest sonogram at the Center for Maternal and Fetal Care.

Maternal Fetal Medicine brings care team together for mothers, babies

Monday, June 17, 2019

Mothers and babies facing health risks have UMMC experts by their side. Through the Center for Maternal and Fetal Care, experts across disciplines work as a team to provide mothers a healthy birthing experience and babies the care needed to have the best start in life. Read More

Dr. Jim Hurt, left, performs an operation with assistance from orthopaedic surgery resident Dr. Reaves Crabtree.

Capital Ortho to serve as UMMC resident training facility

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Orthopaedics residents at the Medical Center treat many complex cases routinely seen at trauma centers, but they often go into private practice after completing their education. A new relationship between UMMC and Capital Ortho will provide the opportunity for private-practice based residency training that includes surgery to repair more common orthopaedic injuries and disorders. Read More

Visual management boards give frontline staff care solutions forum

UMMC's family medicine staff have found a tool to help improve care and efficiency. Visual management boards - marker boards about three feet long placed on a clinic wall - are physically simple. But they provide a road map of staff-generated fresh ideas for patient care, with a means of tracking the ideas to their ultimate implementation.

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

Photos: Colorful sigs make patients, providers part of peds expansion

A rainbow-colored beam-signing party last Thursday kicked off preparations for "Growing Up Together," a celebration of UMMC’s seven-story pediatric expansion's topping off. The beam will remain in the Rainbow Garden before the June 27 ceremony, to be followed by a fundraising reception at the Railroad District in downtown Jackson.

Published on Monday, June 10, 2019

New award celebrates UMMC employees’ excellence

UMMC Awards Team recognition is not just for clinical employees. A new honor – the True Blue Award – will be given to employees in any of the Medical Center’s mission areas for “exceeding what is expected and creating a positive difference in the lives of coworkers, customers, patients and visitors.”

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019

New chaplain position helps SOM students develop holistic care approach

A personal experience helped Edgar Meyer, then-Associated Student Body president, develop a unique idea: to create a student chaplain position so future health care providers could learn how to become more holistic providers. With assistance from pastoral services staff, Meyer's idea has taken root at UMMC.

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019

‘Before her time:’ Former interim CEO leaves lasting impact on UMMC

Published on Monday, June 3, 2019

Illness keeps rad sciences student from Commencement, not graduation

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Study seeks to understand RURAL residents' health challenges

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: Graduates to touch lives through healing arts

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: From cafeteria worker to dentist, Alper Coban stands out for work ethic and research experience

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Project SEARCH grads ready to work at UMMC, in community

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: Pharmacy class president to PGY1, Elizabeth Hearn continues growth at UMMC

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: First SOPH grads dig into data

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Photos: Gurney racers gun for Golden Stethoscope

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: Nigeria-born SON graduate hopes to open pediatric clinic in home country

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: MHS Program bolsters flight nurse’s career opportunities

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

10 years and counting: AirCare2 celebrates anniversary in east-central Mississippi

Published on Monday, May 20, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: SGSHS student says 'yes' to selfless excellence

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: Powell's resume includes CNN, GMA, ABC – and now, M.D.

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gold Humanism celebrates 'other half' of being a doctor

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

UMMC's patient safety efforts take big leap forward

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Digital first: Online certificate programs expand graduate opportunities

Published on Monday, May 13, 2019

Graduate Medical Education's goal? Building residency relationships

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2019