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  • Monday, June 19, 2017

    Brenda Howie Promoted to Baptist Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer

    Baptist Medical Center CEO Bobbie Ware announced Brenda Howie's promotion to chief nursing officer. read more »

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Baptist Attala Helps School with Lifesaving Equipment, Vital Screenings

    Through Baptist's employee giving program called "Carry the Mission" an Automated External Defibrillators (AED) was purchased for Kosciusko Junior High School. After one of the students collapsed, Baptist was able to help by getting more people CPR trained and donated a new AED to the school. read more »

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Jonathan Adkins, MD, To Serve As Surgical Director for Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center

    Baptist Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  read more »

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Baptist Cancer Services Hosts Annual Cancer Survivors Day

    Each year, Baptist Cancer Services celebrates life on the first Sunday in June. This year's annual Cancer Survivors Day took place on June 4, 2017 with approximately 100 survivors attending. read more »

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    The 2017 Dragon Boat Regatta

    For nine years, Baptist has participated in the annual team building challenge hosted by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.  read more »

  • Walking Forward Yoga Class

    When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Hederman Cancer Center
    Info: The "Walking Forward" gynecologic cancer support group is hosting a Yoga Class, taught by Ronni Mott of the Baptist Healthplex. more info »
    Registration Info: Online registration with a valid email address. If you do not have a valid email address, you may register by calling 601-948-6262.

    Super Sitters

    When: Friday, July 21, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Baptist Medical Center, Busey Auditorium
    Info: This program is designed to help teens, ages 11-15 to become more responsible babysitters. The class includes information on developmental stages, feeding, and safety along with basic CPR skills. ** 2017 Dates are March 25, June 2 and July 21. ** more info »
    Registration Info: Online registration is required.

    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.
  • 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 »

    Electrophysiologist James Hamilton Discusses Atrial Fibrillation
    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Electrophysiologist James Hamilton Discusses Atrial Fibrillation

    What is atrial Fibrillation? It is commonly known as Atrial Fib? Who is at risk? Electrophysiologist James Hamilton, MD, with Baptist Heart, explains this on the WLBT news program. Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating. Often it starts as brief periods of abnormal beating which become longer and possibly constant over time. Most episodes have no symptoms. Occasionally there may be heart palpitations, fainting, shortness of breath, or chest pain. The disease is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, dementia, and stroke. listen/watch »

    Breast Cancer Awareness
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    In today’s podcast, surgeon Scott Berry, MD, of Surgical Clinic Associates  discusses breast cancer. He covers warning signs, preventative measures, and steps to take. Dr. Berry also explains the partnership and convenience of Baptist’s Breast Health and Surgical Centers. (Length 10:13) 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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