University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is part of the University of Mississippi Health Care System. It is on the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi. The University of Mississippi is also a Level I trauma center, a comprehensive cancer center, and an organ transplantation facility.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center houses Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, and Dentistry and Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences as well as the University Hospitals and Clinics, and the Rowland Medical Library.
The Medical Center opened its doors in 1955 and currently operates as a separately funded, semi-autonomous unit responsible to the chancellor of the University of Mississippi and the constitutional Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center clinics and hospitals are teaching hospitals that support all Medical Center education programs as well as a 722-bed diagnostic and treatment referral center for the state of Mississippi . The hospital and clinics see more than 27,000 inpatients annually more than 418,000 outpatient and emergency patients every year. UMMC hospital medical staffs are appointed from The Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has dozens of departments that handle cancer treatment including the Department of Surgery and the Department of Radiology. The Department of Surgery’s Cardiothoracic Program consists of three cardiothoracic surgeons and eight additional cardiothoracic surgeons in community practice in the Jackson, Mississippi area. Led by Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the program includes pulmonary surgery, mediastinal surgery, and esophageal surgery, including the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and endoscopy.
Led by Professor and Chairman Dr. Timothy C. McCowan, the Department of Radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers: abdominal imaging, breast imaging, emergency radiology, gastrointestinal radiology, genitourinary radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, ultrasound, and vascular interventional radiology.
To meet the increased needs for information resulting from these diagnoses, the Mississippi Legislature, in 1993, provided funding for the Mississippi State Department of Health to develop a Cancer Registry. The ensuing Central Cancer Registry was established to serve as the state’s comprehensive resource for statewide cancer data. Currently, the Mississippi Cancer Registry is supported through funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mississippi Department of Health and the University of MS Medical Center.