NMMC Cancer Care Debuts Resource Library
PFAC committee members include, from left: Minnie Harper, Phyllis Wardlaw, William Wardlaw, Barney Guyton, Dorothy Scheuer, Rhonda Weaver, Dianne Guyton, Susie Chunn, Lauren Thompson, Tonya Hogan, Jamie Grissom and Angie Eaton.
TUPELO, Miss.—The North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care Patient and Family Advisory Council recently debuted a new online resource library at NMMC Hematology Oncology, 961 S. Gloster St. in Tupelo.
One of the issues that came up during their meetings was a lack of knowledge on reputable sources to use when researching a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In response to this need, the PFAC members worked with Cancer Care staff to install a bank of computers, all equipped with internet access and printing capability.
The desktop on each computer provides easy access to cancer-specific websites that are deemed reliable by NMMC Cancer Care staff, along with links to myConnection, NMMC’s patient portal, Tupelo Transit and Medicaid Transportation web links.
NMMC’s Patient and Family Advisory Councils are made up of patients who have received care at an NMMC facility, or a patient’s family member. Each council serves as a “voice” for patients and family members. Members work alongside health care providers and administrators to:
- Provide information about needs and concerns
- Work with staff to make changes that impact patients and families
- Participate in the design of patient care areas
- Assist in the planning of new patient-related programs
- Serve as a resource on a wide variety of issues, services and policies
For more information on the councils, visit www.nmhs.net/patient-advisory.