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The University of Mississippi Medical Center is pleased to be a part of the national Schwartz Center Rounds®, the only site in Mississippi. Today there are over 200 Schwartz Center Rounds® sites in 31 states and the United Kingdom.
UMMC Schwartz Center Rounds is facilitated by
The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Visit The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center: Website: www.theschwartzcenter.org
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Ken Schwartz, a healthcare attorney, founded the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center at Massachusetts General Hospital shortly before his death of lung cancer in 1995. The Center is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between patients and caregivers. During his illness he understood firsthand the vital importance of compassion in today’s changing healthcare environment and the urgent need to promote meaningful relationships between patients and caregivers. Following his death his friends, family, and caregivers continued to develop and promote Ken Schwartz’s vision nationwide through the organization. "I have been touched by the smallest gestures - a squeeze of the hand, a gentle touch, a reassuring word. In some ways these acts of humanity have felt more healing than the high-dose radiation and chemotherapy that hold the hope of a cure." - Kenneth Schwartz
To support and advance health care in which caregivers, patients and their families relate to one another in a way that provides hope to the patient, support to caregivers, and sustenance to the healing process.
Using a unique format developed by the Schwartz Center; the Rounds create an interactive, facilitated forum where health care professionals from all disciplines come together on a regular basis to openly and honestly talk about difficult, emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients.
A case is presented by a panel of health care professionals representing multidiscipline’s and points of view. A facilitator then engages the audience in an interactive discussion about the case and participants’ shared experiences.
Health care professionals are encouraged to get involved by attending and making suggestions for pertinent cases. E-mail the UMMC Schwartz Rounds Committee Chairman, Joey Gatewood with your suggestions and case scenarios for consideration at a future Rounds.
A one-hour UMMC Schwartz Center Rounds will be held regularly approximately every other month.
**A flyer announcing actual date, site, case(s) and continuing education credit will be posted at this site prior to each date.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005