Jackson Prep football player remains in critical condition

August 24, 2014 in Sports

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A high-school football lineman is in critical condition. Jackson Prep headmaster Jason Walton says junior guard and defensive tackle Walker Wilbanks became ill during the second […]

Mississippi mom gets quad surprise — triplets, then ‘more feet’

February 19, 2014 in Health, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi woman who gave birth to identical quadruplets more than a week wants to get four girls home. Kimberly Fugate was expecting triplets when she […]

Man found shot to death; suspect charged

August 19, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Police said they have a suspect in custody in connection with a man found shot to death outside a residence early Tuesday morning.

Officer Colendula Green said 23-year-old Anthony Watson has been charged with the murder of 22-year-old Sherrod Vaughn. Green said Vaughn was found lying face down in the front yard of a residence in the 2000 block of Wisteria Street.

UMMC to enter lease agreement for Grenada Lake Medical Center

August 16, 2013 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

With approval Thursday from the State Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees, University of Mississippi Medical Center leaders will sign an agreement to lease the 156-bed Grenada Lake Medical Center from the Grenada County Board of Supervisors.
 
Under the agreement, UMMC would begin managing GLMC Sept. 1, and lease the facility beginning Jan. 1. Under the terms, UMMC would pay the county about $1.8 million annually to retire the facility’s $37.4 million debt.

Miss. insurer could cut ties to 2 hospital systems

July 24, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has told the state’s second-largest hospital owner that it will end its contract with the company’s 10 Mississippi hospitals at the end of August.

The insurer sent the termination notice to Health Management Associates hospitals statewide on June 25. Naples, Fla.-based HMA had sued Blue Cross for $13 million a week earlier, claiming the Flowood, Miss., insurer is breaking contract terms by underpaying for a number of procedures.

Former asylum patients’ resting place unearthed on UMMC campus

July 11, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Mable Daniels’ great-grandmother was a patient in the State Insane Asylum about a century ago when she was laid to rest on the asylum grounds – before her family, who hails from Vaiden, knew she had died.

“Things were done different back then,” said Daniels, of Forest.

Apparently so; Daniels wonders if her ancestor’s remains could lie in one of the five dozen wooden coffins uncovered over the last several months beneath the former site of the vanished asylum – the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

UMMC and MDA to provide free dental clinic this weekend

April 25, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will all but close down later this month when all of its 140 students and many faculty and staff members swap the school’s classrooms and clinics for a chance to provide free services to thousands of Mississippians who are living in pain from untreated dental conditions.

The Mississippi Dental Association will host its second Mission of Mercy (MOM) Project, cosponsored by the School of Dentistry and other groups, April 26-27 at the Clyde Muse Center on the Pearl campus of Hinds Community College.

This year, the SOD, the School of Health Related Profession’s Dental Hygiene Programand the School of Pharmacy will play a much bigger role in the large-scale effort, offering fillings and extractions for adults and children with limited access to dental care. 

UMMC hosts annual meeting of Society of Black Academic Surgeons

April 25, 2013 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

More than 100 people are registered to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS), hosted this week, and for the first time, by the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson.

The three-day event, set for Thursday through Saturday, will feature panel discussions and 30 original scientific presentations in classroom R-354 (upper amphitheatre) under the program heading “Advocacy, Access and Comparative Outcomes: Surgical Disparities in Health Care”.

Among the topics on tap are access to surgical care within the minority community, reducing health disparities and trends in obesity and diabetes.