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  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Official Statement

    Earlier this morning, two of our employees were shot and killed in our parking lot. One was involved in a domestic violence situation, the other was acting as a Good Samaritan. The police are at the scene, and our campus is safe and accessible to all who need care. read more »

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Ribbon Cutting Celebrates the Opening of Downtown Fitness, Powered by Baptist Health Systems

    Jackson city officials, members of the business community, fitness center members and Baptist personel join in ribbon cutting festivities and the opening of a new fitness center. read more »

    Friday, December 8, 2017

    Statewide Girls’ Basketball Team Rivals Come Together for a Common Good

    Tournament Helps Mississippi Fight Breast Cancer By Supporting fund for the girls read more »

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Baptist Memorial Health Care Celebrates Opening of Downtown Regional Business Office

    Baptist established a Region Business Office in downtown Jackson, Miss. that will house up ot 250 employees. read more »

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Baptist Cancer Services Supports American Cancer Society's Annual Event to Make "Strides" Against Breast Cancer

    Baptist is flagship sponsor for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.   read more »

  • Baptist Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fitness Center
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Baptist Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Fitness Center

    Dowtown Fitness, Powered by Baptist Health Systems recently opened its facility in heart of the city in Jackson, Miss. A ribbon cutting was held on December 19, 2017 to announce the opening to the business members of Jackson and the community. listen/watch »

    Neurosurgeons Discuss Baptist's New Spine Surgical Robot on WLBT
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Neurosurgeons Discuss Baptist's New Spine Surgical Robot on WLBT

    Patients with debilitating back and leg pain caused by spine deformities and degenerative conditions, such as scoliosis and slipped vertebrae with pinched nerves can be treated with the Mazor X™. The system is used for placing spinal implants in spinal fusions. A CT scan of the patient’s spine is uploaded to the robot’s guidance system to help surgeons determine a spinal alignment plan before surgery. The system also provides real time 3D verification during the surgery.  Learn more by clicking here. listen/watch »

    Respiratory Therapists Appear on WLBT to Discuss Their Profession
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Respiratory Therapists Appear on WLBT to Discuss Their Profession

    Each year, the American Association of Respiratory Care designate the third week in October to educate and knowledge the important role of respiratory therapists. Respiratory therapists work in various areas such as neonatal-pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency care, pulmonary rehabilitation, acute care, home care, education, sleep as well as other areas. The role as a respiratory therapist is to restore and improve lung heath to patient’s lives. They are an important member of the caregiving team.  Two of Baptist's respiratory therapiest appeared on the WLBT show to discuss lung health. listen/watch »

    Breast Surgeon Demonstrates Getting a Mammogram
    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Breast Surgeon Demonstrates Getting a Mammogram

    Surgeon Scott Berry, MD, had never had a mammogram. Well, most men don't. However, as Dr. Berry indicates, men should pay attention to their bodies. Then, talk to their health care provider if they see any changes. Dr. Berry is part of the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink fundraising campaign. He thought it would be a great idea to show the process of getting a mammogram.  The storied aired on the local Jackson, MS news programs. listen/watch »

    How the Mazor X Works for Spine Surgery
    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    How the Mazor X Works for Spine Surgery

    The future of spine surgery has made its way to Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson with the installation of the Mazor X™ robotic spinal surgical system. Baptist will be the first hospital in Mississippi where neurosurgeons use the Mazor X technology to pre-plan the surgery in a 3D environment and then execute with unparalleled accuracy in the operating room. 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.


    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

    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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