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  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    NATIONAL STUDY: Baptist Medical Center Named One of America’s Best Hospitals, Maintains Outstanding Patient Experience Award

    Newly released Healthgrades Study of Patient Outcomes in nearly 4,500 Hospitals finds Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. among best in nation for orthopedic surgery, joint replacement, vascular and prostate surgeries. read more »

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    Public Notice: Magnet Recognition Program Site Visit

    Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet®. Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail, and direct mail. All comments received by phone must be followed up in writing to the Magnet Program Office. read more »

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Baptist Highlights Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness

    Baptist focuses October and November to women's health and the importance of early detection of breast cancer. From WLBT's Power of Pink campaign to the Junior League of Jackson's MistleToe luncheon, photos and videos honor those who are fighting and those surviving breast cancer. read more »

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Baptist Board of Trustees Chair Receives Distinguished American Award

    The Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will honor Arthur F. "Skipper" Jernigan of Madison, Mississippi, with its Distinguished American Award. Jernigan serves as Baptist Health Systems Chairman of the Board of Trustees.  read more »

    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Baptist health systems based in Memphis and Jackson announce collaboration discussions

    Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, (Mississippi Baptist) based in Jackson, Miss., and Baptist Memorial Health Care (Baptist Memorial), based in Memphis, Tenn., today jointly announced that they have entered into discussions regarding possible collaborative efforts. Discussions are focused on how the organizations can work together to deliver faith-based, efficient, high-quality health care. read more »

  • Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors Walking Modeling Runway
    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors Walking Modeling Runway

    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 »

    Electrophysiologist James Hamilton Discusses Atrial Fibrillation
    Friday, September 9, 2016

    Electrophysiologist James Hamilton Discusses Atrial Fibrillation

    What is atrial Fibrillation? It is commonly known as Atrial Fib? Who is at risk? Electrophysiologist James Hamilton, MD, with Baptist Heart, explains this on the WLBT news program. Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating. Often it starts as brief periods of abnormal beating which become longer and possibly constant over time. Most episodes have no symptoms. Occasionally there may be heart palpitations, fainting, shortness of breath, or chest pain. The disease is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, dementia, and stroke. listen/watch »

    Breast Cancer Awareness
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    In today’s podcast, surgeon Scott Berry, MD, of Surgical Clinic Associates  discusses breast cancer. He covers warning signs, preventative measures, and steps to take. Dr. Berry also explains the partnership and convenience of Baptist’s Breast Health and Surgical Centers. (Length 10:13) listen/watch »

    Back Pain: When Is it Time For Surgery?
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Back Pain: When Is it Time For Surgery?

    In today’s podcast, orthopedic spine surgeon Graham Calvert, MD, of Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, discusses back pain. He answers many common questions, including:

    • How do I know it's time for surgery?
    • How long will I be off work?
    • When can I return to all my usual activities?
    (Length 17:36) listen/watch »

    Calcium Scoring An Overview
    Friday, December 26, 2014

    Calcium Scoring An Overview

    In this episode, cardiologist Keith Thorne, MD, of Baptist Heart discusses Calcium Scoring. He covers such topics as, how is it administered, what they’re looking for, and who should consider it. (Length 08:09) 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 and Certifications

    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. 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.

    Physicians

    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.

    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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