Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi - (Page 2)

Opening ThoughTs We’re Wired NMHS Receives 2010 Most Wired Honors F The Survey or the 10th consecutive year, North Mississippi Health Services is one of the nation’s Most Wired health organizations, according to the results of the 2010 Most Wired Survey released in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Information technology plays an important role in the delivery of healthcare. Most Wired hospitals and healthcare systems use technology to improve efficiency, quality and safety of care while helping to control costs. It is an important component of NMHS’ quality and safety initiatives. Information technology plays a key role in our delivery of healthcare throughout NMHS. The feature articles “Pump It Up” on page 4 and “The Heart of the Matter” on page 6 reflect the partnership between quality care and technology, and how North Mississippi Medical Center’s cardiologists and heart surgeons have access to the latest technological advances in heart care. The resources needed to achieve this type of recognition are also a factor in recruiting physicians to our healthcare organization. “Welcome Aboard,” an article beginning on page 52, highlights 23 physicians who have joined our staff over the past year. We hope you enjoy learning about these new expert additions to North Mississippi Health Services as much as we have enjoyed welcoming them aboard and getting to know them. We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about our award-winning healthcare organization. Sincerely, The Most Wired Survey is voluntary and is conducted annually by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the Journal of the American Hospital Association, McKesson Corp. and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The Most Wired selection is based on levels of achievement in four focus areas: • business and administrative management • clinical quality and safety • care continuum • infrastructure John Heer President and Chief Executive Officer North Mississippi Health Services online To learn more about this and other national honors awarded to NMHS and North Mississippi Medical Center, visit Award-Winning Care for You 2 Vim & Vigor • SP R I N G 2 011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi
Table of Contents
Opening Thoughts
Pump It Up
Heart of the Matter
Every Minute Counts
A Workout for Every Mood
Don’t Fail Your Heart
If Your Bones Could Talk
Healthy Travels
Over 40 and Fabulous
Do-It-Yourself Health?
Fighting Words
Balancing Act
Giving & Getting
Brighten Up
Welcome Aboard
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi