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Leading quality at the heart of Mississippi’s Healthcare Corridor

What does it mean to live at the center of Mississippi’s Healthcare Corridor? Sometimes it means witnessing important firsts: in 1963 the world’s first lung transplant was performed here; the following year the world’s first heart transplant was also performed here. And we’re still at the forefront. Currently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has nearly $90 million in funding of active research projects here.

Patients and healthcare professionals alike flock to this area, for research and services like the Level 1 trauma center and organ transplant program, and the state’s only academic health science center operating six health science schools, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, health-related professions, graduate studies, and pharmacy. We’ve got quantity of care—our number of physicians and hospital beds per capita exceeds the national average—and our quality is world class. Cutting edge care in virtually every field is available here.

And that’s why living here doesn’t mean just seeing the first, it means being the first to enjoy the best. For example, this area was also one of the first in the nation to add CT /PET scan technologies to nuclear medicine capabilities. So while it’s no surprise that healthcare services have been a powerful engine of economic growth for this area, the wealth that’s most important to residents—that  is, the wealth of healthcare services offering impressive diversity and depth of specialization and care—is yet another asset that Madison County offers.

This abundance of choice in individual and hospital providers is a particularly welcome advantage in finding the best and most comfortable care relationship, with the availability of nine different hospital facilities, including:

Merit Health Madison– Located in Canton, this new $42 million, 67-bed state-of-the-art facility offers 24-hour emergency care, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services and obstetrics, pediatrics, neurology, urology intensive care, and diagnostics. 

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center– While Baptist’s 638-bed facility in Jackson is the state’s largest private hospital, staffed by more than 500 physicians and healthcare professionals representing more than 85 medical specialties, the hospital’s new 88,000-square-foot facility in the city of Madison is home to 13 specialty clinics, offering a variety of services including advanced cardiovascular care, women’s and pediatric care, rehabilitation, eye care and ear, nose and throat (ENT) care.

St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital– This 571-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital specializes in cancer treatment, heart care, women’s services, surgery, and behavioral health programs, and is a subsidiary of St. Dominic Health Services which also operates St. Catherine’s Village, an all-inclusive continuing care retirement community located in the city of Madison.

Central Mississippi Medical Center – Located in Jackson, this 429-bed facility offers specialties such as comprehensive weight management and bariatric surgery, diagnostic and surgical cardiology, obstetrics and women’s health, cancer care services, emergency care, diabetes management, behavioral health services, surgery, and pediatrics.

G.V. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center  – Part of the VA South Central Healthcare Network headquartered in Ridgeland, the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson is a nationally recognized 163-bed facility offering a full range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services for veterans.

University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)– The state’s only academic health science center, encompassing six health science schools, UMMC also operates a Level I trauma center and an organ transplant program. Its Jackson-area facilities include University Hospital, Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Wallace Conerly Hospital for Critical Care, and the innovative Jackson Medical Mall.

G.V. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center  – Part of the VA South Central Healthcare Network headquartered in Ridgeland, the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson provides a full range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services for veterans in a 163-bed facility.

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""Cutting edge care in virtually every field is available here.""

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• Nine (9) different hospital facilities, including Mississippi’s largest hospital, the state’s only academic health science center, a Baptist-sponsored facility, a Catholic-sponsored facility and a nationally recognized VA hospital.

• Cutting-edge care in a regional Healthcare Corridor, where practitioners and researchers converge; more than $90 million in NIH-funded research currently in progress.

• 21st century health care provided in more  than 85 medical specialties.

• Number of physicians and hospital beds per capita higher than the national average.


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