The University of Mississippi Medical Center got a dose of good financial news today from the Office of State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division. At a news conference this morning, Treasurer Lynn Fitch presented a check in the amount of $29,914.75 to Dr. David Powe, UMMC Chief Administrative Officer and Jim Wentz, UMMC Chief Financial Officer. The monies are a compilation of items that had been turned over to Unclaimed Property.
Dr. Powe said UMMC will use this money for reinvestment in training of health care professionals, for operations and to carry out their mission to provide better access for healthcare for the citizens of Mississippi.
Treasurer Fitch said this is an exciting opportunity to be able to return this money during these tough economic times. The Unclaimed Property Division is working hard to return money the rightful owners. Since January we have identified and returned more than $6 million dollars. Check to see if you have money at www.treasury.ms.gov/unclaimed or call 601.359.3534