Mississippi’s only burn center at Merit Health Center to close Oct. 14

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-09-08 10:59:42

Mississippi's Only Burn Center At Merit Health Center To Close Oct. 14

Mississippi’s only burn center, which is located at Merit Health Central in South Jackson, is scheduled to be closed Oct. 14, the hospital has confirmed.

Currently, the JMS Burn and Reconstruction Center cares for both adult and pediatric burn patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Pediatric patients account for nearly one-third of total inpatient burn cases. The center includes 13 burn intensive care patient rooms, 20 burn step down unit patient rooms and a 12-room outpatient clinic. We offer specialized, unique resources needed for treating burn patients.

After Oct. 14, burn…

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