A Baton Rouge, La.-based data company has set its sights on Jackson, Mississippi, announcing it will build a technology center that, in part, will house one of the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s fastest growing services – telehealth.
UMMC has entered into a lease agreement with Venyu Solutions, LLC, which will construct a stand-alone, 16,000-square-foot facility to accommodate the increase in the services UMMC’s Center for Telehealth provides to hospitals, clinics, corporations and patients across the state. The lease will begin on or around July 1, 2016.
The Venyu Technology Center will be constructed at the site of the former McRae’s department store on the corner of Meadowbrook Road and State Street in the Fondren neighborhood. In addition to the new building, existing structures such as the former McRae’s building will be renovated to host a data center for Venyu, with plans for other businesses in the future.
“Throughout the years, Venyu has provided data center services and other critical services to many health-care organizations, but few have embarked upon such an innovative approach to delivering medical advice and care,” said Scott Thompson, founder and CEO of Venyu. “We are proud the University of Mississippi Medical Center has selected our new Technology Center in Jackson to help host their telehealth operations. We greatly look forward to the positive impact these new services will have within the community.”
The technology center site falls in line with a health-care corridor that’s been lauded by state leaders.
“Mississippi is a national leader in telehealth, and today’s announcement marks an important step toward even more innovation and development,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “We are not only growing the medical corridor in the Jackson metro area, we are ensuring we have the infrastructure in place to develop new health-care solutions that can improve the lives of Mississippians.”