North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka is a not-for-profit, 48-bed general acute care hospital. NMMC-Iuka offers full laboratory, clinical pharmacy, radiology, rehabilitation and respiratory therapy services.
NMMC-Iuka has a five-member governing board that is actively involved in daily activities and decision-making processes at the hospital.
NMMC-Iuka received the Premier health care alliance's QUEST Award for High Value Healthcare for reaching the top performance thresholds in Premier's QUEST®: High Performing Hospitals collaborative in these five areas:
- Mortality: Eliminate avoidable hospital deaths.
- Cost of care: Safely reduce the cost of care for each patient’s hospitalization.
- Evidence-based care: Deliver the most reliable and effective care based on national guidelines that follow proven practices.
- Harm: Improve patient safety by preventing harm in 25 categories, including infections.
- Patient experience: Improve the patient’s overall care experience.
Inpatient care includes 24-hour direct patient care with multidisciplinary services, including nursing, radiology, laboratory, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, food and nutritional services, and social services. Spiritual assistance is also available 24 hours a day through a volunteer chaplain program staffed by volunteer local pastors. Specialties available for consult include orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
The hospital also has 10 certified swing beds for patients who need extended care based on availability and resources. The two most common reasons for admission into swing bed are rehabilitation services and long term IV antibiotic therapy.
NMMC-Iuka offers 24-hour emergency services. The Emergency Department is staffed by well-equipped, highly qualified nurses and physicians. Emergency air ambulance services are readily available for critical care transport when needed. In addition, NMMC-Iuka offers paramedic-level ambulance services.
Outpatient services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, infusion, wound care and cardiac monitoring.
The Rehabilitation Services Department is staffed by registered physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The department, which is located inside the hospital, provides outpatient rehabilitation, occupational therapy, acute care and swing bed, among other services. For more information, call (662) 423-4058.
Outpatient Specialty Clinic
The Outpatient Specialty Clinic, which is located on the hospital campus, hosts physician specialists in urology, pulmonology and orthopedics. For more information on outpatient specialty clinic services or to make an appointment, call (662) 423-6147. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Sleep Disorders Center
The mission of NMMC-Iuka’s Sleep Disorders Center is to combine excellent clinical skill and the best technology to provide cost effective and high quality sleep diagnosis and therapeutic plans. The Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
NMMC-Iuka’s Radiology Department is staffed by board-certified radiologists and registered radiologic technologists. Radiology services include echocardiogram, holter monitoring, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, mammography, MRI, bone density and computerized tomography (CT). The department is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration. For more information on the Radiology Department, call (662) 423-4518.
A wide array of chemistry, bacteriology, blood bank and drug testing is available 24 hours daily in the hospital’s Laboratory, which is Joint Commission accredited. The lab is also certified by DATIA to perform Department of Transportation drug screen collections. Industrial drug screen collections are also provided for pre-employment and post-accident testing. For lab information, call (662) 423-4516.
The Respiratory Therapy Department at NMMC-Iuka is staffed by licensed respiratory therapists who perform all respiratory support services, including ventilator procedures, arterial blood gases, pulmonary function tests, EEGs, BIPAP/CPAP, smoking cessation and asthma consults. In addition, the department does one-on-one teaching for peak flow meters and inhaler instruction. The department also offers spirometry testing and pulmonary function testing for area industries.
Outpatient infusion services are available with physician referral. This service provides injections, IV infusions, antibiotic therapy and blood transfusions. Outpatient infusion service is an option for those patients who are not home bound and do not qualify for home health care. It is also an option for patients who are not able to travel to a doctor’s office for regular injections or infusions. For more information, call (662) 423-6051.
NMMC-Iuka Wellness Center features cardiovascular and weight equipment, as well as fitness classes and health lectures.