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UMMC closing wellness center in Madison

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is closing its Madison wellness center at the end of November due to budget cuts.

Posted: Nov 5, 2017 8:19 AM
Updated: Nov 5, 2017 8:23 AM

MADISON, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi Medical Center is closing its Madison wellness center at the end of the month.


This comes less than a year after UMMC closed two Jackson wellness centers amid major budget cuts.

The Clarion-Ledger reports UMMC spokesman Marc Rolph said the closure of the Madison center, which was high in rent, is a continuation of the budget reduction necessitated by cuts earlier this year.

UMMC sent a letter to members Nov. 2, notifying them of its decision not to renew its lease in Madison. UMMC is negotiating relocation nearby but said it is not likely a new location will open before the existing center closes.

The center will close Nov. 30.

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