CenterView: April 30, 2014
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Thomas Hendrix, with ball and Pierce Morgan
A red ball topped by a hollow, white circle sails through the chilly March air, resembling the detached head of an elderly, sunburned monk.
Greetings to all of you and I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful spring weather! I don’t know about you, but after the bitter winter we had, the thought of a sweltering Mississippi summer sounds pretty good right about now.
When it comes to heart disease, women need to be seen, and women need to be believed, Mississippi’s first female interventional cardiologist says.
More lung cancer patients could be saved by a new diagnostic procedure available at the University of Mississippi Medical Center that “maps” the body’s airways with GPS-like technology Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB), which debuted at UMMC in February, uses unique catheters that extend to parts of the lung beyond the reach of conventional bronchoscopy, according to Dr. Pierre de Delva, thoracic surgeon and assistant professor of surgery.
Mere weeks after enrolling its first cohort participants, the Healthcare Equity and Leadership Institute (HELI) in the School of Health Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center already is returning dividends.
A month into the job, UMMC’s new director of volunteer services is humbled by the helping hands she puts to work in the Medical Center’s hospitals.
The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency held its annual picnic April 1 on the west side of the UMMC campus to kick off National Donate Life Month. MORA and UMMC employees, along with families of organ donors, enjoyed hot dogs, drinks, and blue- and green-topped cupcakes. The beautiful spring day was a bonus to the cookout and fellowship. Before eating lunch, the crowd gathered for a moment of silence followed by a simultaneous release of environment-friendly balloons to celebrate organ and tissue donors of the past year.