The following is a list of recent Anderson Regional Medical Center news articles.  To read an entire article, please click on the article headline.

Stroke Alert? Fast Response by Anderson...

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Stroke Alert? The Response is Swift at Anderson…

 MERIDIAN, MS – It’s a chilling announcement that rings out clearly in the emergency room — stroke alert. With a stroke most likely to disable a person and not quite cause death, leading to dependence on family members, the golden window of treatment is critical.

When the stroke alert announcement is made, the skilled members of Anderson Regional Medical Center’s Stroke Care Excellence Team swing into action.

“Just like a heart attack, stroke is a medical emergency. At the first sign of sudden weakness or numbness on one side of your body, difficulty with speech or sudden visual changes, we urge people to call 911immediately for transport to our ER,” said Dr. Kim McDonald, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Anderson.


Nurses Achieve Board Certification in Lactation Consultation

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Reba Lee, RN, IBCLC (left) and Michelle Johnson, RN, IBCLC have both taken an important step in demonstrating their dedication and commitment in supporting breastfeeding mothers at Anderson Regional Medical Center by becoming Board Certified Lactation Consultants.  The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant credential, or IBCLC, is a mark of excellence in the lactation field. 


Anderson Regional Breast Center Earns ACR Accreditation

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MERIDIAN, MS – January 3, 2013- Anderson Regional Breast Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.


Tom C. Maynor Rehab Center Receives Accreditation

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MERIDIAN, MS - October 23, 2012- CARF International announced that Tom C. Maynor Rehabilitation Center has been re-accredited for a period of three years for its adult inpatient rehabilitation program. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Tom C. Maynor Rehabilitation Center.


Anderson Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Anderson is offering a free Lunch and Learn featuring a panel of physicians who will take questions from the floor. The panel consists of:

Dr. Silvia McBride, OB-GYN

Dr. Amy Coleman- Radiology

Dr. Robert Berg- General Surgery and CAREousel Breast Cancer Support Group

Dr. Lee Thornton- Plastic Surgery

Dr. Reece Jones- Oncology

Dr. Scott Anderson- Radiation Oncology

The event will be held Tuesday, October 16 from noon to 1pm in the Anderson Regional Medical Center Auditorium.  To reserve your spot, please call 601-553-6335.


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