How often are you silent so that you can listen to another person, with the intent to understand, not to respond? How often do you think first before speaking or choosing your tone of voice? How much of your communication is non-verbal? It all comes into play when we communicate at UMMC, be it to a patient, family member or colleague. How we treat each other matters, and kindness and empathy make all the difference in the patient experience.
Run the Rainbow for Children’s will take runners and walkers through downtown Jackson and, for 10K and half-marathon routes, through Belhaven and past the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi. Each route will have surprises along the way, and the event ends with an after-party at Hal & Mal’s. Registration is now underway.
When an adult is irresponsible about leaving marijuana-laced candies and chocolates where children can get to them, those “edibles” can cause them to be sick enough to go to the ER or be hospitalized. The Mississippi Poison Control Center warns that those cases have taken a sharp uptick, and that parents and adults need to be vigilant so that children don’t pay the price.
As an emergency dispatcher for UMMC Police and Public Safety, Nancy Smith takes calls for a 12-hour stretch and sends officers depending on the situation, be it a threat of violence or to simply help a patient or visitor in need. It’s a job she loves, and a job where her experience and people skills can make all the difference in keeping the campus safe.
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 January 16 - 22.