UMMC cardiovascular caregivers earn Mission: Lifeline recognition; respiratory therapist captures leadership award; radiologic sciences, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine technology students achieve a perfect score; and a School of Dentistry alum is listed as the area's top dentist by a local publication.
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UMMC has been recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for its efforts in quickly treating patients suffering heart attacks.
The Medical Center received the 2016 Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Silver Recognition Award for quality heart attack care for meeting a number of the associations' quality requirements, including ensuring that at least 75 percent of patients arriving via EMS or personally owned vehicle had door-to-device times of 90 minutes or less and received aspirin within 24 hours of hospital arrival.
Hospitals recognized also ensured at least 75 percent of those patients were prescribed a beta blocker and aspirin at discharge and were prescribed a statin or lipid-lowering drug if warranted.
Those recognized also must have taken part in the American College of Cardiology's ACTION hospital registry, a quality improvement program, for at least four quarters.
Shelley Brunt, center, a respiratory therapy educator in Batson Children's Hospital, receives the Elaine Seid Leadership Award from Dr. Elizabeth Christ, left, professor of pediatric critical care, and Cynthia Cooper, inpatient nurse in the Batson Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit.
Presented by the Department of Pediatrics and named in honor of a longtime nurse in the BCH PICU, the honor is awarded to a Children's Hospital employee who best exhibits Seid's qualities of compassion, leadership and excellence.
MRI and NMT students achieving perfect pass rates include, front row from left, Jalyssa Steele (NMT), Kaitlyn Caston (MRI) and Mary Beth Croisdale (NMT); second row from left, Molly Koon (MRI) and Cayla Coleman (NMT); and back row from left, Misty Richard (NMT), Whitney Waits (MRI) and Amy Craft (NMT)
The Department of Radiologic Sciences in the School of Health Related Professions has announced that 2016 graduates of the Radiologic Sciences, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Technology Programs achieved a 100-percent pass rate on all national board examinations on the first attempt.
Radiologic sciences graduates who achieved a perfect pass rate include, front row from left, Anne Howard Steinwinder, Shelby Erickson, Alison Sullivan and Liana Wooley; second row from left, Taylor Shumpert, Alexa Graham, Tyler Johnson, Hanna Kemp and Alex Noah; third row from left, Mary Hooper Mason, Kala Ford, Anna Crawford, Savannah Gillis, Kimberly Tolliver, Leah Santucci, Anthony Chirinos and Jeremy Williams; and back row from left, Brooks Jackson, Victoria Hardwick, Rischer Williams, Tyler Gray and Tyler Burnett.
Radiologic Sciences Program students were all successful in passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists national board examination in radiography. MRI graduates were all successful in passing the AART national board examination in MRI. The NMT graduates were all successful in passing two national board examinations: the AART national board examination in nuclear medicine and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board examination.
Dr. LaMonica Davis Taylor, a School of Dentistry graduate, has been selected by Jackson's Boom Magazine as its 2016 Top Dentist.
The owner of Smiles on Broadway Dental Care in Jackson, Taylor was lauded by the publication for her practice, which primarily serves children ages 1-21 and special needs adults. Taylor also operates a Saturday clinic to serve the parents of Smiles on Broadway patients.
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