November 12, 2009
GULFPORT, Miss. — Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Keesler Medical Center have joined in a unique partnership offering several medical subspecialties to Mississippi Gulf Coast residents for the first time.
The Keesler facility and Memorial Hospital signed a training affiliation agreement in April 2009 for subspecialists in pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology to provide care for military and civilian patients on the Coast in association with Memorial Hospital and its surrounding clinics.
The agreement expands the population base for these particular subspecialists, helping the physicians increase proficiency in the latest medical skills and techniques, as well as providing a platform for the return of pediatric and OB/GYN residencies to the Keesler facility.
Commenting on the partnership, Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Dan Wyman, 81st Medical Group commander, said, The Keesler Medical Center physicians will provide the only care in these particular subspecialties on the Mississippi Gulf Coast