UMMC takes on burn center challenge, replacing closed center at Merit Health

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2023-01-19 14:08:29

Trauma rooms in the University of Mississippi Medical Center Adult Emergency Department are equipped and staffed to treat many emergencies including burn victims.

With Mississippi’s only burn center at Merit Health Central in South Jackson having closed in October 2022, the promised to step in to help fill the void.

UMMC is taking on the challenge full time as it has announced that it has established the Mississippi Burn Center on its main campus in Jackson, elevating the ’s only academic medical center’s commitment to serve in need of burn care.

The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved UMMC’s request on Thursday to establish and operate the…

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