Tippah County Hospital Earns Quality Respiratory Care in National Program

Tippah County Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) for 2016 under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

About 700 hospitals or approximately 15% of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award. Tippah County Hospital also received this award in 2011 and 2012.

The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using quality respiratory therapist to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services. Hospitals that meet QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines, and should be commended for their commitment to quality care.

Respiratory therapist are specially trained health care professionals who work under physician's orders to provide a wide range of breathing treatments, education, and other services, such as EKG's EEG's and pulmonary function studies, to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung conditions. They are also key members of lifesaving response teams charged with handling medical emergencies.

The AARC is a membership organization representing more than 50,000 health professionals involved in respiratory care nationwide.

A full list of 2016 QRCR hospitals will be available at www.YourLungHealth.org on April 15, 2016.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NMMC Breast Care Mobile Mammography Unit will be at Tippah County Hospital on October 7, October 26, and October 27. To schedule an appointment call: 662-377-7982 or 1-866-912-1486.

Tippah County Hospital Gets A New Website

You may have noticed a few changes taking place at your local community hospital in recent months. Today we proudly unveil a new website for the hospital. Our goal is quite simple ­— to provide you and your family with a medical option that is always compassionate, personal, and convenient. We appreciate your support as we move forward together, towards better healthcare in Tippah County.