Health Watch Program

Rhea Tidwell
Health Watch Coordinator
601 249-1443

With the push of a small button.your family, neighbors, police, fire department, or ambulance are on the way without your having to be near a phone.

Health Watch is a program of Southwest Regional in connection with Lifeline Systems, Inc.

• It is a personal emergency response system which links you 24 hours a day to your hospital.

• It allows you to move freely around your home or yard with the confidence of knowing if you need help your Lifeline System will call for it.

Who uses this service?
• People who live alone.

• New mothers who may need to get help for their infant without leaving the cribside.

• People who may be concerned about their personal safety or security.

• Those with ongoing medical conditions.

• Post operative patients who want to maintain a link to medical assistance.

• Disabled or handicapped individuals.

Important features:
• Voice Communication – Superio high output speakerphone enables clear automatic two-way communication between the Lifeline subscriber and the Response Center for fast appropriate response.

• Speaker phone built into the communicator allows two way voice communication.

• New VoiceAssistTH Feature – This friendly female voice clarifies audible alams and instructs subscribers in communicator operation.

• Adjustable Volume Control – Easily adjusts the communicator's speakerphone volume.

• RSVP Remote Answering Capability

• The communicator's two-way speakerphone allows subscribers to answer incoming telephone calls by merely pressing their personal help button-without having to get to the phone.

•An inactivity timer built into the communicator automatically calls the Response Center if you are unable to press your button.

• Battery back-up keeps your communicator working even during a power failure.

• Waterproof Personal Help Button keeps you protected while showering or bathing.

Southwest Seniors

Southwest Seniors and is sponsored by St. Luke Home Health & Hospice. Benefits include health and wellness services like free blood pressure screenings, health education seminars and free outpatient diet instructions when ordered by your doctor. You will also receive a 20% discount on meals purchased in the hospital’s cafeteria and a guest meal for anyone staying with you when you are a patient in the hospital, as well as a guest cot.

You do not need a membership card to become a member. Simply call Tina Brumfield, 601 250-4283 to sign up or tell your nurse when you are in the hospital.

Health Links

Information about the West Nile Virus from the CDC

American Diabetes Association web link

Arthritis Association web link

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Emergence Federal Association

Mended Hearts,, Inc.

Mississippi Department of Health

Pandemic Flu Government Website

Mississippi Department of Health

Mississippi Diabetes Association web link

Mississippi Patient Safety Coalition

                       Infection Control
Clinck on the link below for Infection Control Information.