Introduction About Us

Experience, technology, compassion: the key components of Central Mississippi Medical Center’s successful formula for remaining true to its mission of providing exceptional healthcare to patients throughout Mississippi. A leader in cutting-edge technology for more than 40 years, CMMC is a 429-bed healthcare facility. The hospital offers a wide continuum of services provided in safe, caring, environment. Its core centers of excellence include diagnostic and surgical cardiology, obstetrics and women’s health, cancer care services, emergency care with FastTrack, diabetes management, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, surgery and pediatrics.

The hospital’s highly trained medical staff includes 1,200 trained healthcare professionals, including 380 physicians and specialists in every major medical field including cardiology, cardiac surgery and electrophysiology, family practice, internal medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, neonatology, nephrology, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, infectious disease, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, pain medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics obstetrics/gynecology, and urology.

 

CMMC is the first hospital in Jackson to offer safer radiation treatments, including the state’s only gamma knife; one of the first hospitals in the nation to add a PET/CT scanner to its nuclear medicine department; the first hospital in Mississippi to offer several comprehensive programs including weight management, balance and hearing and wound management; the first hospital to introduce a pediatric hospitalist program; and, to offer digital mammography combined with a special computer-aided detection system. In 1987, CMMC began providing radiation oncology and diagnostic services through its Cancer Care Center. Fourteen years later, the hospital opened the Robert R. Smith, M.D., Gamma Knife Center, which houses the state’s only gamma knife for patients with inoperable brain tumors.

In 1995, CMMC unveiled the Wound Management Center as an outpatient department with a nationally recognized Diabetes Management Program. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was added to provide comprehensive wound treatment.

CMMC opened the Cardiac Care Center in 1996. It now has two high-tech cardiac catheterization laboratories. An Electrophysiology Lab was added in 2003 to complement existing cardiac services and to allow CMMC’s cardiac specialists to treat patients with cardiac arrhythmias by performing interventional cardiac catheterization procedures and cardiac surgery.

CMMC organized a hospitalist program in 2000 in response to physician requests. Four adult hospitalists and two pediatric hospitalists provide 24/7 medical care to patients during their hospital stay, partnering with patients’ primary care physicians to coordinate medical services and answer questions for patients and their families. CMMC became the first hospital in the state to introduce a pediatric hospitalist program in 2002.

In 2002, CMMC became one of the nation’s first hospitals to add a PET/CT scanner to its Nuclear Medicine Department to enhance its cancer and cardiology programs. CMMC celebrated the expansion and creation of several services in 2003, including a new, beautifully renovated and expanded 23-bed pediatric unit. The Behavioral Health Center expanded its adult services to include a freshly renovated 18-bed Senior Care Program. A digital Sleep Diagnostic Center and a Pulmonary Function Laboratory were also established.

In 2004, CMMC became the state’s first medical facility to offer digital mammography combined with a special computer-aided detection system, R2 ImageChecker®, for its extensive Women’s Services program entitled, Sorella – A Comprehensive Breast Health Center. Sorella offers digital mammography using the R2 ImageChecker®, stereotactic breast biopsy, needle biopsy, ultrasound and vascular ultrasound in a relaxing, spa-like environment. The PIXI® bone densitometer for the detection of osteoporosis is are also provided at the Center. Sorella, and Weight Management Center are located on the ground floor of the Medical Office Buildings.

Also in 2004, a Balance and Hearing Center was created and the Telemetry Unit was expanded to a 22-bed Transitional Care Unit. CMMC continued to provide community members with the latest, state-of-the-art healthcare in 2006. The rebirth of the center’s Postpartum Unit on 3NW was unveiled, featuring the newly renovated 16-bed unit for new mothers and gynecology patients.

In 2007, CMMC invested nearly $3 million to upgrade its radiation oncology program by adding Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled x-ray accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor while minimizing radiation exposure of surrounding normal tissues. This upgrade, along with the gamma knife, makes CMMC the premiere choice for radiosurgery treatment.

August 2007 introduced The Women’s Pavilion at CMMC. Located on the Third Floor of the hospital, the Pavilion includes the newly renovated Labor & Delivery, Postpartum and Gynecological rooms. The Women’s Pavilion is designed to provide care for every woman in every stage of her life. Services include prenatal testing, education such as Child Birth Classes, newborn care, Neonatal Intensive Care, newborn outpatient assessment, lactation consultation, pre and post operative care for GYN surgery patients, Labor & Delivery services and nutritional counseling.

In October 2007, CMMC added The Joint Center to its list of services. Patients recovering from hip or knee surgery receive individualized treatment using a process that can significantly reduce pain and improve recovery time for patients. This personalized care is provided by healthcare professionals who are dedicated to answering questions and providing the necessary tools in order to assist in the most optimal recovery.

Also in October, Gamma Knife Center at CMMC replaced the state’s first and only gamma knife with the very latest technology for patients who have brain tumors, vascular malformations and facial pain – the Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™. CMMC is one of the first hospitals in the country to provide the Leksell Gamma Knife® PERFEXION™, to patients. The Gamma Knife treats benign and malignant brain tumors, metastatic tumors, vascular malformations, and Trigeminal Neuralgia.

We are committed to offering high-quality healthcare, state-of-the art equipment, expansive services and unique programs at Central Mississippi Medical Center. This is made possible because of the people who deliver them - our dedicated medical staff and hospital staff. Our mission is to provide cost effective healthcare in a caring and safe environment to the communities we serve.

Our medical staff members and employees are the ones who make Central Mississippi Medical Center truly stand out. They make a difference in the lives of the people they serve; people like you.