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By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   Administrators at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada have a big picture plan to bring physicians and services to the Lake City to fill in the gaps, according to a top administrator.
   Dr. LouAnn Woodward, associate vice chancellor for health affairs and vice dean of the School of Medicine at UMMC, addressed a crowd of more than 350 Thursday at the Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.
   “Filling in the gaps drives a lot of the vision behind what we think is the right thing to do,” said Woodward, a native of Carroll County.
   Some of those gaps include pediatrics, family medicine and orthopedics, Woodward said.
   UMMC Grenada CEO Daivd Putt said Friday that filling in the gaps might include bringing in a pediatric sub-specialist, who deals with childhood development. That also might mean bringing a pediatric cardiologist onboard.
   Putt also said that the hospital is trying to hire an orthopedic surgeon.
   “We need to collaborate with the primary care physicians here,” said Putt.
   UMMC Grenada also wants to improve its trauma center rating from a level four to at least a level three as well, Woodward said.
   “The whole thing belongs to you,” said Woodward, emphasizing that the hospital is ta community endeavor.
   “You are invested as a community and success comes in large part as a result of your investment,” said Woodward.

For the full story, see the online edition or the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.


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