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Officer Garry Lee, Sgt. Shaun Hiley, and Officers Shanice Mays and Sharkey Ford, assigned to the behavior response team, wear plain clothes when patrolling the hospital and responding to calls.

Police behavior response team brings added security, calming presence to hospital

Monday, August 15, 2022

After receiving more than 100 calls and overwhelmingly positive feedback during its month-long trial run, the behavioral response team was elevated to full-time effective July 25, with four police officers patrolling hospital floors, intervening and de-escalating potentially volatile situations to prevent violent incidents. Read More

Nurse educator Baylie Leblanc shows Children's of Mississippi patient Hayden Johnson the features of MyChart Bedside and the games and entertainment options on his tablet.

Education, information at fingertips for children’s hospital families thanks to MyChart Bedside

Monday, August 15, 2022

Medical information, schedules, video games and movies – all are options with MyChart Bedside, a tablet-based app provided to patients and their families in pediatric intensive care and in the medical-surgical units of Children’s of Mississippi. When patients go home, their parents can still access their hospital details through MyChart. Read More

Feeling tense? Try a re-frame of mind

Medical Center leadership is proud to promote a culture of wellness for all team members and students through health programs, policies and benefits. Each month the Office of Well-being will provide tips that contribute to your physical, emotional and professional well-being.

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022

Columbus connection, need for neurologists result in Gilbert-Willis Chair at UMMC

Columbus native Dr. Robert Gilbert and neurology chair Dr. Alissa Willis, a graduate of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science at Mississippi University for Women, were introduced by professor emeritus and former vice chancellor Dr. James Keeton, who also hails from Columbus. The result is the start of a fund to endow a chair of neurology at UMMC.

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022

Room to Grow: Children's expansion gives NICU babies space for therapy

Thanks to the expanded children’s hospital, NICU babies now have their own individual rooms, allowing much needed space for therapy sessions, a quiet environment more conducive to teaching and learning, and privacy for parents.

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022

Patient safety efforts improving, but journey continues

Since 2015, quality improvement and patient safety has been the Medical Center’s top strategy. Hard work by UMMC’s front line is paying off. The Medical Center’s rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has risen from one star to two on a five-star scale, a rating shared by many of the nation’s academic medical centers and safety-net hospitals. Find out more about what we’re doing to build momentum.

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022

Hanberry family ‘Giving Grace’ by matching gifts to Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022

When stocking UMMC’s shelves, Supply Chain shines

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022

Woodward’s influence on medical education grows, as does Mississippi’s

Published on Monday, August 8, 2022

UMMC experts explain rare bacterium discovered on Mississippi Gulf Coast

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

Ever-inspiring and ‘never forgotten’: Physicians swell honor roll of Medical Center elite

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

Center for Telehealth, School of Nursing team up for school-based telehealth training

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

STORK training critical when lives of moms, babies in jeopardy

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

No Kidding: Laughs 4 Life raising funds for child life space at children’s hospital

Published on Monday, July 25, 2022

Medical Center faculty, staff reap recognitions

Published on Monday, July 25, 2022

Cervical or breast cancer? See, Test and Treat!

Published on Monday, July 25, 2022

People of the U: Rose Williams

Published on Monday, July 25, 2022

COVID still lurks; keep your guard up

Published on Monday, July 18, 2022

‘The best day of my life’: Rural-focused outreach captivates the future hope of health care

Published on Monday, July 18, 2022

Students find out if they’re SURE about research careers

Published on Monday, July 18, 2022

UMMC faculty members gather kudos

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022

Batson Kids Clinic now offers COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months and older

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022

People of the U: Rubie Frazier

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022

Internship “opens eyes” of students to the disease that racked their families

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022

McCardle goes from pediatric patient to nurse colleague

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022