A football season ago, Jack Houston, a Madison Central High School tight end, inexplicably collapsed during practice. Since then, he's learned to live with an inherited heart ailment that almost killed him that day. Thanks to his Medical Center team, including those who diagnosed his condition and gave him critical care, Jack is thriving.
Those who care for patients or loved ones with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, have new, free sources of information and help – the faculty of Caregiver University at UMMC. CGU, which debuted in October, will soon offer even more classes for anyone who wants a clearer understanding of what it’s like to live in the baffling world of dementia.
Keeping up to date with various policies, procedures and guidelines at an academic medical center can be a real challenge - especially at an institution the size of UMMC. Riding to the rescue is Amanda Gentry, who leads the newly created Office of Policy.
Among the many victims of the COVID-19 pandemic have been residents of long-term care facilities, whose contact with the outside world has largely been closed off. A new "pen pal" program springing from SHRP's physical therapy program is providing them a much needed dose of human contact once again.
During the 2020 Nursing Awards ceremony, four Medical Center nurses were named to the Hall of Fame, while four others received All-Star honors; an adult urology lead nurse at UMMC collected an award for achieving the nation's highest score on a urologic nurses certification exam; and an associate professor of otolaryngology was placed on the AAA's board of directors.
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 Nov. 30-Dec. 6.