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Dr. Mark Chassin, president and CEO of The Joint Commission, visited UMMC on June 18 to talk about patient safety and quality performance.

How much patient harm is acceptable? Zero, safety leaders say

Monday, June 25, 2018

The leader of the nation’s premier health care accrediting organization has a message that won’t change, even though naysayers might think it’s unrealistic: Any harm to patients is unacceptable, no matter how hard it is to reach that goal. Dr. Mark Chassin says the Medical Center is making progress in “Chasing Zero,” and UMMC’s performance improvement team and hospital leadership aren’t letting up.

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Alice Skelton, left, of Jackson cares for her mother, Elsie Skelton, who has Alzheimer's disease.

MIND Center to detail Alzheimer’s research; salute patients, caregivers

Monday, June 18, 2018

The MIND Center experts are combining research, brain imaging and genetic technologies to make discoveries about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. On June 21, they’ll discuss their work during the ongoing “Mind Matters” educational series for patients and caregiver families. The program coincides with “The Longest Day,” an annual observance that honors those affected by the devastating diseases.

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In CONSULT, readers will have the opportunity to learn more about the cutting-edge clinical advances, innovative educational programs and groundbreaking research occurring at UMMC. Plus, CONSULT will regularly showcase our experts' best advice for living a healthy and mindful life.

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