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  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    October Breast Cancer Awareness Events Support "fund for the girls"

    Various events will help raise dollars for Baptist's fund for the girls program. One hundred percent of the proceeds donated or raised for fund for the girls go directly to patient breast health services. read more »

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Eric Gavour, MD Joins Baptist Premier as an Internal Medicine Physician

    Baptist welcomes Eric Gavour to its medical team.  read more »

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    GYN Oncologist Discusses September Being Recognized as GYN Cancer Awareness Month

    September is nationally recognized as GYN Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Jimmy Moore appeard on the WLBT show to discuss symptoms and treatment options. read more »

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Baptist Memorial Health Care to Open Regional Business Office in Downtown Jackson

    Baptist Memorial Health Care announced plans to establish a regional business office in the Regions Plaza building located at 210 East Capitol Street in Jackson, Mississippi. It will occupy 41,000 square feet of space and house 250 employees. The regional business office will also house physician billing, scheduling and similar services.  read more »

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Families, Nurses and Doctors Reconnect During Annual NICU Reunion

    Baptist hosted its annual Neonatal Intensive Care Reunion on August 19.  read more »

  • Stroke Support Group

    When: Friday, December 1, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Methodist Specialty Care Center, One Layfair Drive, Ste. 500, Flowood
    Info: The city-wide Stroke Connection Support Group meets monthly. Baptist Health Systems, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, St. Dominic’s and UMMC Comprehensive Stroke Center want to encourage all stroke survivors, loved ones and caregivers to attend. ** Click to see all dates for 2017.** more info »
    Registration Info: No registration is required. For more information on these free meetings, call 601.936.8888.
  • Approximately 400 Cyclists Attend Ride to Support Baptist Cancer Services
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Approximately 400 Cyclists Attend Ride to Support Baptist Cancer Services

    The 16th Annual Cyclists Curing Cancer Century Ride was held Saturday, September 9, 2017. Approximately 400 riders attended the event, which helps raise funds for Baptist Cancer Services. The Baptist Health Foundation organizes the event each year. Funds raised are earmarked to support the upkeep of the cancer center's serenity garden. The Baptist Health Foundation also provides assistance to fund the Cancer Nurse Navigator position.  The century ride was original organized with a goal to fund the creation of a Serenity Garden at Baptist’s Hederman Cancer Center and establish ongoing funding for the garden. The funds raised also support other programs for Baptist Cancer Services.  The Serenity Garden, completed in October 2006, offers patients and their family members a place for quiet and calm reflection. Located beside the Hederman Cancer Center, the Serenity Garden has winding pathways leading to a water display and an arbor where patients and loved ones can enjoy the sounds of water trickling down the three-tiered fountain. The ride stretches along the beautiful, historic Natchez Trace with themed rest stops throughout the journey.  listen/watch »

    Dr. Jimmy Moore Discusses September Being GYN Cancer Awareness Month
    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Dr. Jimmy Moore Discusses September Being GYN Cancer Awareness Month

    GYN Oncologist Jimmy Moore, MD, discusses September being recognized as GYN Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Moore appeared on the WLBT show to discuss the different types of GYN cancers, symptoms and warning signs and treatment options. listen/watch »

    WJTV Features Cancer Survivors Day 2017
    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    WJTV Features Cancer Survivors Day 2017

    Every year, Baptist Cancer Services joins organizations across the nation to celebration National Cancer Survivors Day. listen/watch »

    Full Length Video of Magnet Celebration
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Full Length Video of Magnet Celebration

    Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., received the nation’s top honor for nursing excellence called “Magnet.” Only seven percent of hospitals in America have been granted Magnet recognition and Baptist is the only hospital in Mississippi to receive this designation. The Magnet Recognition Program® is given by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association, to hospitals satisfying a set of criteria designed to measure quality patient care and professional nursing practice. listen/watch »

    Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors Walking Modeling Runway
    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors Walking Modeling Runway

    Baptist for Women sponsored the Junior League of Jackson’s Mistletoe Luncheon with special guest Joan Lunden. The former Good Morning America anchor and now breast cancer survivor. But, the icing on all this cake was watching breast cancer patients and survivors participating in the Belk fashion show at the luncheon. listen/watch »

  • At Baptist Health Systems, we define quality in a variety of ways including clinical quality of care, credentials, and patient experience. As a patient, you might see quality of your medical services defined by the cleanliness of the facility or how a health care employee cared for you during your medical visit.

    Increasingly, more organizations provide information about the quality of care at hospitals to help patients make more informed decisions. We are dedicated to serving as a quality leader both locally and nationally by supporting the use of valid, reliable data to assure the delivery of optimal patient care. We collect data about our patients, their treatments and their outcomes. This data helps us to understand what we are doing that is working and where we might improve our practices for the best possible patient outcomes.

    Baptist voluntarily participates in a variety of measurements for health care quality. For patients and their loved ones, the following information gives you an overview of how Baptist measures quality.

    Voluntary Participation in Quality Reporting

    Baptist voluntarily provides information to a number of outside organizations that report healthcare quality. Some of these include the following.

     HealthGrades HealthGrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals. It is a for-profit organization listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Baptist has been the frequent recipient of numerous quality recognitions from Healthgrades. See our full listing of HealthGrades recognitions. 

    Hospital Compare This website is a joint effort of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a public-private collaboration established to promote reporting on hospital quality of care. The HQA consists of organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and Federal agencies.

    Accreditations, Certifications, Recognitions

    Baptist seeks accreditation from a number of organizations committed to healthcare quality. Among these are The Joint Commission (JC), the nation's largest health care regulating organization. Baptist Medical Center has been granted Magnet™ status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). See our full list of accreditations and certifications.

    In addition to overall accreditation for Baptist Medical Center, many of our specialized programs have earned quality awards and certifications. Many of these are a result of meeting or exceeding stringent criteria from evidence-based best practices, and on-site reviews by experts in their fields of practice.

    Physicians

    Baptist requires board certification for physicians to remain on its active medical staff. Board-eligible and board-certified physicians have been trained in their specialized areas of medicine. They have practiced for a specific period of time and passed a written or oral examination. 
    Learn more at www.ama-assn.org.

    Patient Experience

    Patients define their satisfaction both in terms of medical care outcomes and the level of personal care they receive.

    At Baptist, we measure patient experience using NRC Picker. These results are reported publicly and measure patient experience across the continuum of care. Additionally, Baptist Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades with its Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016).

    What Our Patients Say

    See video patient testimonials at "What Our Patients Say."

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