UMMC's Police Department is making moves: Chief Mary Paradis has appointed its first-ever deputy chief and public safety director, and her team is working hard to position the department to gain national accreditation – another first.
Even Mississippians who seem to be in overall good health can have a hidden heart condition, or may not realize that family history or lifestyle puts them at risk for cardiovascular problems. University Heart cardiologists who see patients at UMMC’s Grants Ferry clinic want everyone – even those with no symptoms – to take advantage of a new screening program so that they can make good decisions about current or future treatment.
Mississippians with high blood pressure can get help through remote monitoring by providers at UMMC’s Center for Telehealth. A just-published study on a Medical Center RPM hypertension program is highlighting how successful such treatment can be in populations that look like Mississippi – and that have some of the highest rates of hypertension.
The children’s hospital’s second annual Thanksgiving Parade included carts decorated with turkeys, characters from “Frozen,” Mickey Mouse, superheroes and Christmas trees. Child life team members and UMMC students in medicine and nursing brought greetings and surprises to Children’s of Mississippi patients.
The struggle to remember someone’s name, or the right word, can be scary to some, but it’s not necessarily a sign of a serious condition, such as dementia. Experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center tell you when it’s time to be concerned, what can cause temporary memory loss and how to compensate for it once it occurs.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of November 29 - December 5.