Monday, November 6, 2017
Baptist Memorial Health Care celebrated the opening of its new regional business office on Monday, November 6, 2017, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new regional business office will centralize physician billing, scheduling and similar services for nine of Baptist Memorial’s 10 Mississippi hospitals. It occupies 41,000 square feet of space on three floors in the building, which is owned by a subsidiary of Hertz Investment Group. The office will employ 250 people.
“This new office allows us to combine our resources, which strengthens operational and service excellence, drives efficiencies and enhances the patient experience, which is our top priority,” said Chris Anderson, vice president of Mississippi operations for Baptist Memorial Health Care. “Our hospitals care for some of the sickest and most under-served communities in the country, and we must do everything we can to ensure we remain part of these communities for years to come.”
On May 1, 2017, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems signed a shared mission agreement with Baptist Memorial, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Baptist Memorial has 21 affiliate hospitals in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. As a result of the shared mission agreement, Baptist Memorial became Mississippi’s fourth largest employer and the largest health care system in the state.
Regional business office job opportunities are available. To learn more or to apply, please visit baptistonline.org/careers and click on “Baptist Jackson Opportunities.”
One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 21 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,500 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 600 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. The Baptist system employs more than 18,000 people, and in fiscal year 2015, contributed $313 million in community benefit to areas it serves. According to the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, Baptist Memorial Health Care’s annual economic impact is estimated at more than $2.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.baptistonline.org.
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