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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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OCH Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

OCH Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing OCH’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across …

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Wife of Patient with COVID Thanks OCH Staff for Saving Her Husband’s Life

OCH Regional Medical Center’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient has been discharged from the hospital and is continuing to recover at home in isolation. “I’m feeling okay,” said John Owens, as OCH COVID Unit Nurse Manager Jacob Leggett, RN, wheeled him out of the isolated lobby on Wednesday and helped him into his car. “I want …

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Stay Calm with Caution

According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data, Mississippi’s estimated population is 2,976,149.  As of Wednesday, April 1, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports 1,073 confirmed cases of Coronavirus or COVID-19 in the state, which is equal to roughly 0.036% of the total population.  Of the current cases, there have been 22 reported …

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OCH, MSDH Meet to Discuss Coronavirus Preparations

Representatives from OCH Regional Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) met Friday at OCH to discuss the hospital’s preparedness plan for Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). “Although we haven’t had any cases reported in Mississippi, we would much rather be over-prepared than under-prepared,” said OCH Administrator/CEO Jim Jackson. “It is our responsibility as …

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OCH Receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

Award recognizes safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections OCH Regional Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award. The award signifies that OCH is in the top 8% of 4,797 U.S. hospitals for patient safety. “Our staff takes pride in providing …

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