Surgery on the wrong kidney. Giving a patient the wrong blood product. Not doing enough to avert a patient fall. A new UMMC campaign, Chasing Zero, says preventable errors that result in patient harm have no place at the Medical Center.
Students in Jim Hill High School’s Health Academy performed blood pressure tests and other health screenings for their fellow students during a wellness fair last Friday, the first since UMMC partnered with the school in 2016. Forest Hill, Murrah and Lanier also are working with UMMC to offer students the training needed to become community health advocates and share their knowledge with others.
About half of students enrolled in the School of Health Related Professions and the School of Nursing at UMMC receive their education electronically. To ensure the quality of their online classes, these schools have turned to a nationally known faculty-centered peer-review body for its stamp of approval.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of March 12-18.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.