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There is an abundance of healthcare choices for residents and visitors in the Greater Jackson area. Greater Jackson’s access to advanced medical technology resources is unparalleled. The healthcare community has made a place for itself among the leading centers for the health sciences and practice of medicine and established superior standards of medical care, The healthcare resources are clustered around 18 hospital facilities which include a major teaching and research center, a state psychiatric hospital, a large Department of Veterans Affairs facility, and nine other private non-profit and for profit institutions with a combined bed space of 5,500. The men and women of Greater Jackson’s healthcare community, which includes over 46,000 health professionals and 1,200 businesses related to health services, collectively represent virtually every specialty and sub-specialty dealing with the full spectrum of human disease and disability.ÊMany of them received their training at educational centers in the Jackson area. The University of Mississippi Medical Center serves as the flagship institutions with its Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Health Related Professions, The Hinds Community College Nursing/Allied Health Center works closely with area students and health care providers to develop highly skilled professionals to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry.

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership established a Healthcare Initiative to help promote and develop central Mississippi health care institutions and organizations. This division of the Chamber Partnership focuses on new projects related to healthcare and promoting the Greater Jackson area as a health care destination.

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