Baptist Medical Center Leake

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Baptist Medical Center Leake is a 25-bed community hospital offering professional and compassionate health care to our community, not just for today, but for a lifetime. At Baptist Leake, we believe our community deserves quality health care close to home. We offer inpatient, outpatient and advanced diagnostic services together to enhance the quality of life for families in Leake County and surrounding areas. Working together, the physicians and staff of Baptist Leake provide compassionate care for our community. Our guiding principles focus on respect and care for the whole person. Our beliefs center on the Golden Rule as the standard by which we treat every individual.

Our Contact Information

Baptist Medical Center Leake

1100 Highway 16
Carthage, MS   39051
601-267-1100


Get to Know Us

Baptist Medical Center Leake is proud to be a part of Mississippi’s first name in healthcare: Baptist. And that’s good news for our patients. Because Baptist is defined by a spirit of healing. Watch below to meet members of the Baptist Leake family.

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Services

Baptist Leake offers acute care and swing bed services, as well as an intensive outpatient program (IOP), MRI, vascular ultrasound, echocardiography, wound care and podiatry services. Our Level IV emergency room is staffed by qualified physicians and ancillary staff. We offer primary care services from two clinics located in Walnut Grove and Carthage for all your family’s health care needs. The Birthplace from Baptist Medical Center in Jackson offers satellite services in Carthage. A board certified OB/GYN physician and nurse practitioner are on-site weekly supporting your prenatal care.

Swing Bed Program

Swing Bed (or Skilled Nursing Care) is a Medicare program designed to provide additional inpatient care to those needing extra time to heal or strengthen. Our Swing Bed program offers a much needed service for patients who no longer need acute hospital care, but do need skilled nursing or therapy care to complete their recovery. Our program offers patients a seamless transition from acute to follow up care, 24 hour skilled nursing care, comfort and familiarity of a local hospital and near to loved ones and friends.

Examples of diagnosis for Swing Bed:

  • Stroke Recovery
  • Diabetes
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Conditions Requiring IV Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Pain Management in Terminal Illness
  • Rehabilitation Following Major Surgical Procedures

Swing Bed Referrals

Mary Burkes, Case Manager
601-267-1189

Elise Spears
601-267-1190

Senior Life Solutions

Baptist Leake's Senior Life Solutions Intensive Outpatient Program is a short-term, day program that provides support and treatment for adults age 55 and older who are facing emotional or mental difficulties. For some participants, this helps to maximize their own coping efforts by remaining close to their family and friends and staying in their familiar surroundings. For others, this type of program provides support while they work through family and/or emotional issues. Participants attend therapy groups during the day and return to their own residence each afternoon.

This program is designed for the older adult who requires more than regular outpatient counseling, but does not require inpatient treatment. Your loved one may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if he or she is experiencing any of the following:

  • Isolation from family/friends
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Feelings of Worthlessness
  • Suicidal thoughts/Behaviors
  • Crying spells
  • Sleeping too much/too little
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations/Delusions
  • Anxiousness/Worry
  • Memory loss

As a family member or friend, you may contact our Senior Life Solutions Unit for a referral and free assessment, which can be performed in the home setting.  For more information, please call 601-267-1310.

1-800-948-6262

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