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Homegating Safely

Hosting or attending a “homegate” this Saturday? Follow these simple steps to help yourself, your family and your community stay healthy! Move the party outdoors, and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! If this is not feasible, make sure the room or space is well-ventilated (for example, open a window). Clean hands often. Make sure …

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OCH Adds Two Urologists to Medical Staff, Expands Access to Care

OCH Regional Medical Center is proud to welcome two additional urologists to its medical staff, expanding access to the specialty service locally. Dr. Jordan Windham and Dr. Sarah Rentrop are now accepting new patients at Starkville Urology and will perform surgeries and procedures at OCH. “We are excited that Drs. Windham and Rentrop have chosen …

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OCH Speech Therapist Explains Why Masks Create Communication Deficits

Understanding speech is not only related to the auditory component or “hearing” speech but can also rely on visual and environmental cues. Visual cues (e.g. lip reading and facial expressions) are largely absent when you or your communication partner are wearing a mask. (This is where the clear face masks come in handy!) In addition, …

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OCH Chief Nursing Officer Discusses Hospital Operations Since COVID-19

The new normal in nursing: There have been so many unknowns and obstacles. Guidelines from the CDC and Department of Health changed almost daily at the beginning of the pandemic, so we had to communicate and educate our staff about those new guidelines. We are accustomed to taking care of viruses and diseases that require …

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OCH, UMMC open OCH Cardiology with University Heart

OCH Regional Medical Center, UMMC open OCH Cardiology with University Heart Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 By: Ruth Cummins, ricummins@umc.edu Specialists from the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s University Heart, which provides comprehensive cardiology care at the state’s only academic medical center, are now seeing patients at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. UMMC cardiologists will rotate staffing …

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Common Thread of “Community First” Unites Hundreds at Sewing Machines

Yards of fabric in various colors and patterns, elastic, her trusty sewing machine and some thread from her late grandmother’s sewing basket have all been essential supplies in Emily Marett’s fight against COVID-19. While she’s not on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients, her efforts, along with many others, are protecting thousands in her community …

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Starkville Rotary Secures Funds for OCH to Aid in Fight Against COVID-19

Rotary District 6820 presented a check to OCH Regional Medical Center to assist with purchasing personal protective equipment for frontline employees caring for COVID-19 patients. The gift of $3,825 is part of a $25,000 contribution from Rotary International that was allocated to seven hospitals in the area. “On behalf of OCH Regional Medical Center, I …

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OCH Athletic Trainer Named to Mississippi Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame

OCH Regional Medical Center Athletic Trainer Paul Mock, LAT, ATC has been voted into the Mississippi Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. Mock has been in the athletic training profession for 40 years as an assistant and head Athletic Trainer at Mississippi State University, and at OCH Rehab Services for the past 10 years. In …

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OCH Nurse Who Cared for COVID Patients Selected for DAISY Award

OCH Regional Medical Center celebrated National Nurses Day on Wednesday and recognized one of the hospital’s nurses with the National DAISY Award. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. Post-Anesthesia Care Unit nurse Tamara Bell recently returned to acute care …

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