Posted by Bill Osborne on Jan 30, 2018
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, Vice Chancellor & Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at the club's January 30, 2018, meeting. The general topic of her speech was progress being made in improving medical care availability for the Citizens of Mississippi.  She discussed the recently completed new Medical a School Building that is permitting the no. of graduates from 100 annually to 155 annually and the school's efforts to retain its graduates in the state.  She also discussed the opening of a clinic in Belzoni where the local hospital closed and the use of telemedicine to improve the access to medical specialists. In addition, she distributed two "leave behinds", a map of UMMc's facilities and telemedicine locations in the state and a list of UMMC's successes in 2017.  Dr. Woodward is shown in the accompanying photos at the meeting. One photo is of her during her talk and the second is of her with Club member Lori Greer, who is an employee of the Jackson Medical Mall which is operated by UMMC. 
We thank Dr. Woodward for her presentation and for her service and commitment to the citizens of Mississippi.