Hinds names center for physician

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds Community College has named its new Nursing Simulation Center in Jackson for retired physician Dr. George Ball.

The building was donated to the college by brothers and physicians Dr. Christopher Ball and Dr. Kyle Ball and named for their father. The building had housed their obstetrics and gynecology practice.

A $2.5 million federal grant helped renovate and equip the center.

The Dr. George Ball Simulation Center has four simulation laboratories - three that look like hospital rooms and a fourth that can be an operating room or emergency room. They are equipped with life-like mannequins that simulate real situations and control rooms that allow for videotaping students performing clinical skills.

Ball, who served on the HCC Foundation board, specialized in obstetrics and gynecology in Jackson before his 1998 retirement.

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