Brock Whitson has no immediate plans for a career change. The adrenaline-surging excitement that comes from playing a vital role on UMMC’s helicopter transport team is everything he ever hoped for in a career. But he knows he won’t always be able to sustain such a rapid pace. To prepare for that future, Whitson will receive his MHS from the School of Health Related Professions during Commencement 2019.
Olubusola Hall has overcome challenge after challenge to achieve her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner and eventually providing medical services to children in her home country of Nigeria, where affordable care for many children is not available.
When hospitals and emergency responders in east-central Mississippi needed help coping with patients suffering from multiple traumas, the Medical Center did more than offer its expertise. It made the decision a decade ago this month to bring critical care directly to the patient by establishing a Meridian base for AirCare, the state’s most sophisticated medical helicopter transport.
They promise never to transport a patient this fast and furious: Four or five people, running alongside a gurney, giving it as much a speed as they can muster between start and finish line. That’s how it works during the Medical Center’s annual gurney races, a highlight of this year’s Employee Appreciation Week. One team walks away with the prized Golden Stethoscope, and this year, it was the Tamponade Squad from the Cardiovascular ICU.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of May 20-26.