UNMC Specialists Meet with Columbus Community Hospital to Discuss Collaboration

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Hospital officials met with members of a specialized group of doctors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, who wanted to learn how they can serve the community of Columbus in a better way.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute, led by Dr. Karoly Mirnics (pronounced Mar-nicks), is nearly a century old and has provided Nebraskans with medical assistance all across the state with around 500 employees that specialize in departments such as occupational therapy, nursing, genetics and psychology.

Mirnics, who was hired last year, has made a point to make trips all across Nebraska with his ears open.

“It very quickly became apparent that it is a mistake to assume what the communities need,” says MMI director Karoly Mirnics.

On Wednesday they were seeking input from CCH, and the community as a whole, on how they can do better and help more medical professionals and ultimately, patients.

“I believe that we are doing an excellent job, but I need to hear if we are not doing an excellent job of something, the feedback from you,” says Mirnics.

Mirnics said that he traveled to central Nebraska last year and ended up making changes from those meetings.

“We have a much stronger communication pipeline between are development of behavior pediatricians and the local pediatricians that now communicate and discuss cases,” says Mirnics.

The MMI was in Fremont before the Columbus stop and will be in Norfolk on Thursday. Once the group is done with their meetings in the area, they will head back to Omaha for a debriefing.

“What are the ideas? What are the realities? What can be implemented? Who are our partners,” says Mirnics.

For more information on the MMI, check out their website: RIGHT HERE.

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