State-of-the-art ambulances boost UMMC Grenada’s fleet

State-of-the-art ambulances boost UMMC Grenada’s fleet

UMMC Grenada's advanced ambulance service just got a major technology boost. 

Joining the fleet are three state-of-the-art vehicles “that will allow us to do a lot of things we couldn't do before,” said Edwin Mitchell, UMMC Grenada's manager of emergency transport.

Among the new features are an advanced suspension system that provides a better ride for patients, especially those who have experienced serious injuries. “It helps prevent further trauma in transport,” Mitchell said.

The new vehicles also are equipped with a patient- and staff-friendly power loading system.

“The stretchers are loaded from the ground to the truck and back out,” Mitchell said. “This greatly decreases the chance of injuries to patients and staff, and it increases safety for the patient by always keeping the stretcher in the transport position.”

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UMMC experts say television series can open door to suicide discussion

NOTE: This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of CONSULT, UMMC's monthly electronic newsletter. To have CONSULT, and more stories like this, delivered directly to your inbox, click here to subscribe.

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The controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has given parents plenty of reasons to be concerned about what their teenage children may be watching, what they may be experiencing and what they may be thinking, according to experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Actress and singer Selena Gomez is an executive producer of the series, which tells the story of a California high school student who finds a box of cassette tapes on his doorstep. Recorded by a classmate who has recently committed suicide, the tapes have been passed among the individuals whose actions she claims contributed to her decision to kill herself.

Based on the book of the same name by Jay Asher, the series depicts graphic scenes of rape, suicide, cyberbullying and harassment. While viewer discretion is in order, pediatric mental health professionals at UMMC advise parents to use the series as a way to initiate important conversations with their teens.

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UMMC experts say television series can open door to suicide discussion

Federal grant to support Belzoni after-hours clinic

Federal grant to support Belzoni after-hours clinic

The University of Mississippi Medical Center's new Belzoni after-hours care clinic is getting a funding boost of almost $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Medical Center's Moving Our Delta's Health Forward initiative will receive a grant of up to $999,077 from the Agriculture Department's 2016 Delta Health Care Services Grant Program. It will primarily fund capital expenses at the clinic, including classroom space for educational programs and a fitness room for use by local residents.

A ribbon cutting and dedication for the clinic, to be staffed by a nurse practitioner and a registered nurse, is set for 10 a.m. August 29. The clinic will open to the public in late summer or early fall. After-hours care will be provided from 3-11 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

UMMC is the lead grant applicant for a consortium that's bringing additional health care to the Delta. Other members are the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the State Department of Health and Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead.

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Anesthesiologist joins Medical Center faculty

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following addition to its faculty and leadership staff.

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Anesthesiologist joins Medical Center faculty

Seminars, Everyday Wellness talk top week's events

Seminars, Everyday Wellness talk top week's events

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

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