Join South Central Regional Medical Center as we celebrate
Art of Healing on Saturday, March 21
at 7 p.m. at The Gables.
Tickets $45 each.

To purchase tickets by phone, please call 601-399-0503.

Art of Healing is an exciting fundraising event in Laurel, MS. The evening will feature: a silent and live auction, wine pull, great food by The Gables, and cash bar. Get ready to dance the night away with live music from crowd favorite, Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster.

All proceeds go to the South Central Health Care Foundation to fund community health initiatives.

In 2015, South Central Regional Medical Center began offering employees certification in Lean Healthcare training. “Lean” is a continuous improvement approach that started within the Toyota production system. To date, SCRMC has certified 125 employees in Lean Healthcare training. The focus of lean is to continuously improve healthcare quality, patient safety and employee engagement. From front line staff to our President/CEO, SCRMC has Lean Healthcare Certified employees working in all departments of the health system.

Following the Lean Principles means that we focus on the patient, eliminate waste, improve flow, build in quality and show respect for people. SCRMC consistently ranks in the top 10 hospitals in the State of Mississippi for cost per hospitalization. The lean approach emphasizes our patient mission of: Excellent Care and Service. Every Patient, Every Interaction, Every Time.

In our journey to become a Lean healthcare system, we are implementing projects to continuously improve. An example is a project completed by Amanda Henderson, RN, Second West Director. An innovative strategy was implemented to encourage more frequent and structured communication between shifts. The plan was developed by a multidisciplinary team. The solution was a “huddle board," which simplifies closing the communication loop by putting information in one area. 
The healthcare providers and employees at South Central Urgent Care & Industrial Medicine welcome Amy Douglas, DNP to the South Central Health System.

Amy received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Southern Mississippi. She received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Amy received a Post Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practice from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Amy has provided care as a Nurse Practitioner in the Laurel and Hattiesburg area for over 17 years.

Amy has joined South Central Industrial Medicine to provide industrial/occupational medicine Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, please call South Central Industrial Medicine at 601-426-3421.
South Central Wound Care Center Raises Awareness
about the Impact of Heart Health on Wound Healing.
National Heart Health campaign will take place February 1-28, 2020.

An alarming 33 percent of Americans currently suffer from cardiovascular disease. Throughout Heart Health Awareness Month, South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine , a member of the Healogics network, will work to spread awareness about how cardiovascular diseases can affect the wound healing process. Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.7 million people in the United States and, if left untreated, an unhealed wound on the foot or leg can lead to a diminished quality of life and possible amputation. As many as 82 percent of leg amputations are due to poor circulation of the affected limb.

Cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, strokes, arrhythmia, vascular disease and other issues with the heart and vessels can causes blockages that obstruct the flow of blood needed for proper wound healing. Differentiating between arterial and venous ulcers may be challenging, but a correct diagnosis can result in optimal treatment options. Careful vascular assessment is key when a patient presents with a lower extremity ulcer, as arterial disease is generally contraindicative to compression therapy, the cornerstone of venous ulcer management.

Rebecca Roberts, DO , Medical Specialist at South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, explains further. “Our center works with you and your primary care provider, as well as your specialist to not only treat your wounds, but also to determine the underlying cause of their chronic occurrence. This extra step is critical in making the right treatment decision, so your body will be better prepared to heal naturally on its own in the future.”

South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine offers the following tips to live a heart healthy life.
  • Live an active lifestyle with 30 minutes of exercise on most days.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco of any kind as it is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease.
  • Eat a diet that is heart-healthy. This includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and other low-fat sources of protein.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. All of these chronic conditions can lead to heart disease.
  • Ensure you get quality sleep by making it a priority in your life. Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
  • Manage your stress in a healthy way with positive self-talk, using stress stoppers, doing things you enjoy, and relaxing on a regular basis.
  • See your healthcare provider for regular screenings. This includes blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screenings.
  • Take off your socks at your next checkup and speak up about any problems with your legs or feet.

If you or a loved one is living with a wound and/or cardiovascular disease, contact South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine today. For more information, please call 601-426-4739 or visit Referrals are not required and appointments may be scheduled. Facility hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is located at 1220 Jefferson Street in Laurel on the ground floor of South Central Regional Medical Center.
It is important to have a primary healthcare provider to coordinate your care. Laurel Family Clinic is pleased to welcome Jennie Stanford, MD, to the healthcare team.

Dr. Stanford is a native of Crystal Springs, MS. She completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dr. Stanford joins Laurel Family Clinic healthcare providers Jack Evans, MD, John Hassell, MD, Terry Pitts, DO, Kelly Tullos, MD, and Alan Bryson, PA. The group specializes in the treatment of chronic care conditions including diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), GERD, hypertension, thyroid disease, depression, arthritis and other conditions which require follow up care. In addition, Dr. Stanford enjoys seeing patients of all ages and has particular interests in nutrition, obesity, wellness and preventative care. For more information about Laurel Family Clinic, click  here .

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