When COVID-19 patients spend weeks on their backs, either in the ICU or in a regular hospital bed, their bodies can "decondition," sometimes leaving them unable to walk, swallow or perform simple tasks like brushing their teeth or getting dressed. UMMC's physical, occupational and respiratory therapists, in addition to speech-language pathologists, work with these patients to give them back the function they had before the virus took its toll.
With the opening of the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children's of Mississippi just two weeks away, preparations are being made for patient care in the seven-story Children's Hospital expansion. Hospital leaders whose divisions are moving into the tower share the differences they say the new facility's features will make on their pediatric patients' experiences.
After a biking accident several years ago, Dr. Michael McMullan, UMMC professor of medicine and division director of cardiology, was tested by a medical emergency as grave as any many of his patients have faced. “Blessed to be alive,” he said, never mind walking, McMullan made a recovery that was a crash course in faith and courage.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Oct. 19-25.