Clinical Services


Baptist Medical Center Yazoo’s Emergency room is equipped with state of the art monitoring and life support equipment and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with emergency physicians and nursing personnel.  The nursing personnel hold various advance credentials such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Nurse Core Certification (TNCC) and/or Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN).

In the Emergency department we strive to attain our goal of rapid assessment and treatment while monitoring a balance in accordance with the urgency of the situation.

Geri Psych Outpatient – Senior Life Solutions (SLS)

Senior Life Solutions’ Intensive Outpatient Programs are short-term, day programs that provide 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.

Intensive Outpatient Programs are designed for the older adult who requires more than regular outpatient counseling, but does not require inpatient treatment.

  • 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

Senior Life Solutions Day Programs are conveniently located in Yazoo City. 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 662.751-8245.


Baptist Yazoo’s Clinical Laboratory is a full-service lab located within the main hospital and offers a number of Laboratory Services for both inpatient and outpatient needs including:

  • Emergency Lab services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Outpatient Lab services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Blood typing/cross matches
  • Test results sent to physician within one week
  • Corporate Wellness screenings available company work-site
  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • Specimen drop off from home health agencies

For more information, please call 662-751-8163.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

At BMC Yazoo we understand that rehabilitation is a personal experience, where patients and caregivers must work as a team to achieve the best possible results. And with experienced, thorough, one-on-one care, we’re helping patients overcome and properly manage many physical conditions. Our licensed physical therapists specialize in addressing impaired movement, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in health status resulting from injury or disease. Our goal is to help patients achieve a more active, independent lifestyle by overcoming the conditions such as:

  • Balance and Walking Disorders
  • Generalized and Local Weakness
  • Decreased Functional and Localized Mobility
  • Postural and Structural Abnormalities
  • Pain caused by a range of injuries and disorders
  • Orthopedic/Sports Injuries
  • Joint Replacement
  • Post-Surgical
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatic Disease
  • Neurological Impairments
  • Chronic Pain


Our pharmacy is an up-to date computerized pharmacy staffed with registered pharmacists and certified technicians that specialize in hospital pharmacy care for all ages. The pharmacy department’s mission is to help hospital staff, physicians, patients, and their families make the best use of medications. Hospital pharmacists play an important part on our medical team by monitoring medication outcomes and providing drug information to the nurses and medical staff.

Radiology - Imaging Services

From basic x-rays to Nuclear Medicine Heart scans, Imaging tests and procedures provide a diagnostic view of the internal organs and structures of the body. Utilizing the latest in technology, our imaging department delivers high quality, diagnostic expertise with convenience in mind.

Procedures are fast, accurate and occur with minimal or no discomfort to our patients. Our friendly and caring staff helps ensure a positive patient experience.

Services we offer:|

Basic X-ray - Produces images of internal tissues, bones, and organs using electromagnetic energy beams.
CT Scans – Combines X-ray and computer technology to show highly detailed images of any part of the body.
DEXA – Combines two separate X-ray beams of different strength to evaluate primarily bone mineral density.
Digital Mammography – Combines X-ray and digital computer technology to produce images of the breast.
Nuclear Medicine - Specialized techniques that use tiny amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ structure and metabolic function.
Ultrasound – Sound-wave technology that creates real-time images of muscles, blood vessels, and organs without radiation.

For more information, please call 662-751-8188.

Respiratory Care 

It is the mission of our department to provide cost-effective, quality care in both inpatient and ambulatory caresettings. Our team of respiratory care providers work closely with the patients and their physicians to determine the best course of treatment and to provide quality care right here at home. We believe that the patient and their family are vital members of the team and that through education, we can work together to assist the patient to meet their maximum level of health.

Areas of Services:

  • Inpatient respiratory care
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Nebulizer Treatments
  • Ventilatory Management
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • 24-hour Holter Monitoring (Heart Monitoring)
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Cardiac Stress Testing

For more information, please call 662-751-8162.

Swing Bed (Skilled Nursing Transitional Rehab Program)

What is Swing bed? The term “Swing Bed” refers to a general acute care hospital bed which can be “swung” from acute care to long term care and back again to meet patient needs. It is not a nursing home designation. When a patient’s condition is no longer considered acute, they can be “swung” to a lower level of medical and nursing supervision called “swing bed”.

Typically, the type of patient who would benefit from this service is one who has been hospitalized and whose condition is improved, and does not require daily rounding by your physician, but is still in need of  a few more days or weeks of continuous care to receive physical therapy or other treatments before returning home or, in some cases, to a more supervised situation.

Examples of skills that qualify for swing bed are: physical therapy, IV hydration, complex wound care, infections requiring IV antibiotics, daily respiratory therapy requiring inhalation medications, unstable nutritional support requiring NG support for enteral feeding and post-surgical care to name a few.

The patient should have reasonable restorative or rehabilitative potential that will respond to services offered. Also, the patient must have received 3  calendar days of acute care as a hospital inpatient prior to being admitted to Swing Bed.

Why choose Baptist Medical Center Yazoo’s Swing Bed Program?

  • Acute hospital staff around the clock to manage your care.
  • Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory Therapy as needed.
  • In-house Laboratory, Radiology and General Surgery.
  • In-house 24 hour emergency care as needed.

Baptist Yazoo’s Swing Bed Services offer high quality, experienced care. Patients who benefit from this program are those who have been hospitalized either at Baptist Yazoo or another hospital and their current condition requires transitional care in preparation for returning home or to a more supervised living environment. Whether you require interim care after a major surgery, or are in need of additional short term care while recovering from an injury or illness, Baptist Yazoo is here for you. Because your recovery is in a hospital, you have access to many on-site treatment options including:

  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and or speech therapy
  • Wound care
  • Antibiotic/medication therapies
  • IV hydration
  • Post-surgical care
  • Daily respiratory therapy requiring inhalation medications

The program is often covered by Medicare as well as many private insurance plans.

You can remain in the program as long as you have therapy and rehabilitation goals to meet. Once you have reached your goals, some patients are able to return home and some patients may need to explore additional care options. The care team can help in process by providing recommendations and alternative for future care when necessary. Your family is encouraged to play an active role in your recovery.

For more information contact Swing Bed Coordinator Rhonda Carpenter at 662-751-8237 or 662-571-2120.


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