Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi - (Page 2)

Opening ThOughTs Come On, Stay Happy NMMC’s patients are among the nation’s most content O ur patients and the people who provide their care can take pride in a national honor bestowed by Kaiser Health News. According to analysis of patient satisfaction for 295 hospital markets, Kaiser Health News reports that some of the happiest patients can be found in the Tupelo, Miss., service area. The results were based on patients’ responses to 10 questions measured by Medicare’s patient satisfaction tool, HCAHPS. The survey measured their satisfaction with the following: • Nurses always communicated well • Room and bath always clean • Doctors always communicated well • Room always quiet at night Always received help quickly • • Given recovery instructions • Pain always well controlled • Rated hospital 9 or 10 • Staff always explained medicine • Would recommend hospital NMMC was ranked as having the sixth happiest hospital market in the United States. The top ranking went to Mason City, Iowa. Thank you to our patients for selecting North Mississippi Medical Center for your healthcare. On behalf of our leadership team, I would like to thank our staff and physicians for their dedication to this work. This national recognition serves as proof that you are dedicated to meeting our patients’ needs. We like to hear from our patients and their family members and invite you to share your comments by visiting the Contact Us link on our website, www.nmhs. net/contactus.php; by calling the Community Advocate Line at 800-453-7533; or writing to Community Advocate, North Mississippi Medical Center, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38801. Online John Heer President and Chief Executive Officer North Mississippi Health Services Your opinion is important to us. To better provide our community with important health information, we rely on our neighbors, such as you, to give us feedback on your complimentary subscription to Vim & Vigor. Please fill out our reader survey online at vigor_survey.php or complete the prepaid postage survey card between pages 8 and 9 and drop it in the mail. Your Opinion Counts 2 Vim & Vigor • Sum m er 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Big Gifts Come in Small Packages
A Voice of Experience
The Breakfast Club
Arthritis Answers
A TV Guide to Radiology
Take Aim
It Might NOT Be Cancer
Colin Firth
Step Up to the Plate
Life After Cancer
Get Dad to the Doc
Virtual Health
Point, Click, Discover
Ready to Serve
A Unique Kind of Doctor
Barbershop Talk
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - North Mississippi