University Medical Center--Jackson

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

Trauma Center Level: I

 

University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson, Mississippi

Region 3 - Central


2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

Telephone: 601-815-1711
601-815-6053
Fax:  601-815-3015
Trauma Program Medical Director
Gregory A. Timberlake, MD, FACS

Trauma Center Administrator
Mark Wall
Contact Person
Bruce Coleman, Web Editor
bcoleman@pubaffairs.umsmed.edu
http://www.umc.edu/
Trauma Nurse Coordinator
Fran Dickie, RN
Amber Kyle, RN


Trauma Registrar
Marjolyn Brock, RRA
Aleta Guthrie, RRA

Trauma Services Summary

The University is the only hospital in the state designated as a level 1 trauma center. Specialized hospital services include an artificial kidney unit; coronary, intensive care, and stroke units; bone marrow transplant units for adults and children; cardiopulmonary and work evaluation laboratories; a linear accelerator; an MRI; computerized tomography for brain and total body scanning; transcranial doppler; bi-plane angiography; electrophysiology; a sleep disorders laboratory; radiosurgery; and an in vitro fertilization program. UMC is one of three original test sites in the United States for the interventional MRI, an imaging system that allows physicians to do procedures while viewing the targeted area in real-time images.


Hospital Services Summary
The University Hospitals and Clinics (UHC) are the teaching hospitals for all Medical Center educational programs and a 722-bed diagnostic and treatment referral center for the entire state. The hospital staff is appointed from the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Inpatients total approximately 27,000 annually. Outpatient and emergency visits generally number more than 418,000.

The University is the only hospital in the state designated as a level 1 trauma center. Specialized hospital services include an artificial kidney unit; coronary, intensive care, and stroke units; bone marrow transplant units for adults and children; cardiopulmonary and work evaluation laboratories; a linear accelerator; an MRI; computerized tomography for brain and total body scanning; transcranial doppler; bi-plane angiography; electrophysiology; a sleep disorders laboratory; radiosurgery; and an in vitro fertilization program. UMC is one of three original test sites in the United States for the interventional MRI, an imaging system that allows physicians to do procedures while viewing the targeted area in real-time images. 

Health professional students also get clinical experience at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and the Methodist Rehabilitation Center, which adjoin the UMC campus, and in community hospitals throughout the state.

The Medical Center is the anchor tenant in the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center, occupying nearly half of the mall’s space. More than 100,000 Mississippians are seen in the hospital's primary and specialty clinics, which are located there. The hospital's renal care clinic is located at the mall, and work on a comprehensive
cancer center is underway as well. 

The University Hospitals and Clinics-Holmes County includes a 60-bed nursing home in Durant and an 84-bed hospital in Lexington. By contract, UHC provides all health care services for the state's Department of Corrections.