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UMMC, Anderson Regional affiliation to strengthen health care in East Mississippi

UMMC and Anderson Regional Health System have reached a new affiliation.

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 10:05 AM
Updated: Dec. 19, 2017 10:05 AM

JACKON, Miss. (WTVA) – A new affiliation has been announced to help strengthen and expand health care services in east-central Mississippi and west-central Alabama.

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The new affiliation is between the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson and Anderson Regional Health System in Meridian.

The affiliation was announced today, December 19.

This will bring the medical education, research and advanced health care offering at UMMC to Anderson’s two hospitals, cancer center and outpatient clinics.

UMMC Health System CEO Kevin Cook says this expanded access will enable area residents to stay home for treatment.

Anderson Regional is a 400-bed system that houses centers in cardiac services, oncology, surgical services, women’s health, rehab and more.

This is not a merger but an agreement to work together.

In addition, UMMC faculty physicians will be able to serve those in the Meridian and surrounding areas.

The affiliation will also allow UMMC to expand the education training programs for Mississippi practitioners by placing medical residents and fellows at Anderson Regional, where they will deliver patient care in concert with Anderson’s 200-member medical staff. 

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