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  • Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Baptist Hosts Events to Help Kick Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Baptist is hosting various events in Hinds, Leake, Attala and Yazoo counties. Baptist officially kicks off the month on October 5 with WLBT's Power of Pink campaign. read more »

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Baptist health systems based in Memphis and Jackson announce collaboration discussions

    Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, (Mississippi Baptist) based in Jackson, Miss., and Baptist Memorial Health Care (Baptist Memorial), based in Memphis, Tenn., today jointly announced that they have entered into discussions regarding possible collaborative efforts. Discussions are focused on how the organizations can work together to deliver faith-based, efficient, high-quality health care. read more »

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Baptist Attala Celebrates First Anniversary

    Baptist Attala Celebrates Its First Anniversary read more »

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Baptist Medical Center Receives Stroke Award

    Baptist Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with “Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus.” American Heart Association recognizes Baptist’s commitment to quality stroke care. read more »

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Baptist Medical Center Recognized with Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

    At Baptist, we know how much effort goes into providing heart failure care based on the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines. This is validated through the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award recently awarded to Baptist. read more »

  • Super Sitters

    When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 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. ** Remaining date for 2016 is October 1. ** more info »
    Registration Info: Registration is required by calling Baptist’s Education Resource Center at 601-968-1712.

    Pink Ribbon Day

    When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Hederman Cancer Center
    Info: Pink is the COLOR of October and Baptist’s Hederman Cancer Center is the place to be for everything you need to know about breast cancer. On Wednesday, October 5, come by between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for complimentary refreshments. You’ll also want to join us for a number of activities. more info »
    Registration Info: Registration is available online with a valid email address for the 12 p.m. Breast Health Seminar. All other activities are come-and-go and do not require registration.

    Stroke Support Group

    When: Friday, December 2, 2016 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. See all dates for 2016. more info »
    Registration Info: No registration is required. For more information on these free meetings, call 601.936.8888.
  • 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 »

    Back Pain: When Is it Time For Surgery?
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Back Pain: When Is it Time For Surgery?

    In today’s podcast, orthopedic spine surgeon Graham Calvert, MD, of Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, discusses back pain. He answers many common questions, including:

    • How do I know it's time for surgery?
    • How long will I be off work?
    • When can I return to all my usual activities?
    (Length 17:36) listen/watch »

    Calcium Scoring An Overview
    Friday, December 26, 2014

    Calcium Scoring An Overview

    In this episode, cardiologist Keith Thorne, MD, of Baptist Heart discusses Calcium Scoring. He covers such topics as, how is it administered, what they’re looking for, and who should consider it. (Length 08:09) listen/watch »

    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 »

  • 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. Additionally, Baptist Medical Center is a 2015 recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award. 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.

    Healthgrades Top Two Percent 2015Baptist Medical Center is a 2015 recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Healthgrades evaluated 3,558 hospitals across the United States in BOTH areas of patient safety and patient satisfaction/experience. Baptist is one of only 93 hospitals, out of the 3,558 hospitals evaluated, in the United States to win both of these awards, puting Baptist Medical Center in the Top 2% of hospitals in the country.

    What Our Patients Say

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

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