Patient-Centered Care

Our staff at University of Mississippi Medical Center is committed to providing relationship-based care for our patients and their families. That means each and every member of our medical team has a shared objective of consistent, exceptional treatment for those who walk through our clinic and hospital doors.

We value and provide patient- and family-centered care, clinical excellence, healthy caregiver/patient relationships and interdisciplinary collaboration. That commitment care applies to patients of all ages and in any of UMMC's healthcare settings.

Patients are active participants in their own care, receiving services designed to focus on their individual needs as well as advice and counsel from our health professionals. We involve family members - those who have significance in the patient's life - at a level of the patient's choosing.

Key components

Core concepts of relationship-based care include:

  • Respecting a patient's and family's choices, taking into account knowledged, values, belief and cultural backgrounds.
  • Providing comprehensive information in a manner to allow patients and families an opportunity to participate in healthcare decisions.
  • Encouraging and supporting patients and families to participate at a level that makes them most comfortable.

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