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  • Monday, September 29, 2014

    Pink Ribbon Day Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Baptist and Citizens National Bank start breast cancer awareness activities with Pink Ribbon Day from 9am until 2pm. A comprehensive overview of breast health with be presented by Navigator Adrienne Russell. read more »

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Cancer Survivor Conquers 100 miles Cycling Goal

    Volunteers during the 13th annual Cyclists Curing Cancer Century Ride cheered cancer survivor Carol Kossman as she pedaled to the end of the 100 miles venture. read more »

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Baptist Earns Award for Implementing a Higher Standard of Care for Heart Attacks

    Baptist is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to acheive the 2014 American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Acute Coronary Syndrome (heart attacks). read more »

    Monday, September 8, 2014

    Baptist Health Systems Names Bill Thompson, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer

    Baptist is pleased to announce Bill Thompson joining the leadership team with approximately 30 years of finance and healthcare management experience. read more »

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Introducing Baptist Heart

    Baptist Health Systems is pleased to announce Baptist Heart. Effective September 1, 2014, this cardiology clinic, with physicians this community has known throughout the years, will be located in the same location in the Colonnades, 501 Marshall Street, Suite 104. read more »

  • Sleep To Your Heart's Content

    When: Friday, October 10, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Baptist Madison Campus Community Room
    Info: A good night’s sleep and heart health might not have an obvious connection. But people with sleep apnea re at increased risk for cardiac diseases. more info »
    Registration Info: Register online or call 601-948-6262.
    Register »

    Breast Cancer Screening Overview and Clinical Breast Exam Screening

    When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Baptist for Women Conference Room
    Info: No one knows why some women get breast cancer and others don’t. If you are at risk for breast cancer, attend this seminar with radiologist James L. Burkhalter, M.D., and Breast Navigator Adrienne Russell, R.N., M.S.N. Cost: $7 for optional lunch. more info »
    Registration Info: Call 601-948-6262 to register. Online registration not available.

    Lung Cancer: What You Need To Know

    When: Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Madison Healthplex Performance Center
    Info: If you smoke or have a family history of lung cancer, don’t miss this seminar featuring thoracic surgeon Michael Koury, M.D. more info »
    Registration Info: Register online or call 601-948-6262
    Register »

    All About Diabetes

    When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: The Belhaven, 1220 N. State Street, Suite 250 - 2nd Floor Conference Room
    Info: Join Baptist clinicians for a discussion about diabetes, its potential complications, and the best ways to successfully manage it, including dealing with wounds that won’t heal. more info »
    Registration Info: Register online or call 601-948-6262.
    Register »
  • First Trimester
    Friday, July 18, 2014

    First Trimester

    OB/GYN Erica Tanner, MD, of Madison OB/GYN Associates discusses a mother’s first 12 weeks of pregnancy. She covers such topics as when to schedule the first appointment, when can you hear a heart beat, organ formation and development, activity levels, and diet. (07:23) listen/watch »

    Second Trimester
    Friday, June 27, 2014

    Second Trimester

    Leslie Mason, MD, of Madison OB/GYN Associates discusses the second trimester of pregnancy. She address eating tips, the various screens, exercise, and traveling advice during weeks 12 through 27 of pregnancy. (07:25) listen/watch »

    Breastfeeding
    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Breastfeeding

    In this podcast, Neonatologist Thomas Soltau, MD covers the nutritional, physical, developmental, and psychological advantages of breastfeeding. Additionally, he touches on the fact that you are not alone. In addition to speaking about the professionals available to help you get acclimated, he mentions how the husband can get involved, as well. (18:23) listen/watch »

    Hip Arthroscopy
    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Hip Arthroscopy

    In this episode, Orthopedic Surgeon, Jason Craft, MD of Mississippi Sports Medicine covers Hip Arthroscopy. He discusses the methodology of the the technique, as well as, benefits and recovery time. (06:37) listen/watch »

    Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Mary Gordy, NP, of the Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic discusses PAD. She covers what the disease is, as well as, indicators, who's at risk, how to screen, and preventative measures.  (08:36) 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. In 2014, no hospital in Jackson has more 5-Star Ratings from Healthgrades than Baptist Medical Center. 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 and Certifications

    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. See our full list of accreditations and certifications.

    In addition to overall accreditation for Baptist Medical Center and Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care, 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.

    What Our Patients Say

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

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