UMMC officials push back against College Board

University of Mississippi Medical Center officials on Tuesday defended it from criticism by state College Board officials, who cited problems with UMMC in their decision not to renew the contract of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

“I’m proud of the medical center,” said Dr. James Keeton, the former vice chancellor. “We’re very transparent about what we do.”

UMMC informs the board as well as the legislative and executive branches, he said….

…In a letter Tuesday, all 22 chairs at UMMC’s medical school called on the state College Board to reverse its decision, saying the medical center is “in very strong financial shape and reinvests all of its excess revenue in improving the health of the citizens of Mississippi.”

Clarion Ledger
3/24/15