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 »
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 »
Baptist hosted its annual Neonatal Intensive Care Reunion on August 19. read more »
Jackson, Miss. native returns home to start his practice as an otolaryngologist at Baptist Medical Center. read more »
Chris Baker to direct fitness center in downtown Jackson, Miss. The facility will have the latest in exercise equipment, group exercise classes, and executive-style locker rooms. read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 www.ama-assn.org.
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).
See video patient testimonials at "What Our Patients Say."
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