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C Spire, University of Mississippi Medical Center work to tackle major challenge

By October 17, 2019 October 25th, 2019 No Comments

New approach promises to improve health care access for much of state’s rural and underserved areas

WHAT: News media representatives are invited to attend a major press conference on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 where C Spire executives and state medical leaders will unveil an innovative approach for removing barriers to quick, reliable access to health care for Mississippi residents, especially those in rural and underserved areas.

Telecom representatives and health care industry officials will discuss a new program developed by C Spire and the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center that promises to use the latest smartphone technology to help consumers get more convenient and timely access for treatment of minor medical ailments.

The new program is expected to help the Magnolia state improve its poor performance in key health nationwide health indicators, including ranking No. 47 in comparison to other states for total number of doctors, No. 50 in access to clinical care and No. 47 in preventable hospitalizations.

Technology innovation in health care is a key part of the C Spire Tech Movement, which is also designed to help move the region forward through improvements in broadband access and workforce development. For more information about the C Spire Tech Movement, visit

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, 1:30 p.m. CST

WHERE: C Spire headquarters (1st floor conference center), 1018 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS 39157

WHO: Hu Meena, Chairman and CEO, C Spire; Kevin Cook, CEO, University of Mississippi Medical Center Health System; Ryan Kelly, Executive Director, Mississippi Telehealth Association

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