The Mississippi Center for Medically Fragile Children is a nonprofit organization based in Jackson, Mississippi. Its mission is to provide the first pediatric skilled nursing facility in the state of Mississippi that not only helps children and families transition from the hospital back to their homes, but also provides long-term care for some of our state’s most vulnerable pediatric patients.
The facility will work closely with children’s hospitals to help families make the transition from the hospital back to their homes smoothly and safely.
What does medically fragile mean?
The term refers to an array of chronic medical conditions that require specialized care. Patients are typically medically dependent (infusion therapy, intravenous medications, etc.) or technologically dependent (ventilator, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), etc.).