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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Baptist Medical Center Leake Announces Opening, Tours of New Hospital

    The new Baptist Medical Center Leake in Carthage, Miss. opened Monday, December 15, 2014. A ribbon-cutting and tours of the new facility took place on Thursday, December 11, 2014. read more »

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    No Ebola Cases Have Presented at Baptist

    Baptist does not have a patient with the Ebola virus, nor have we at any time had a patient with the Ebola virus.  Like many hospitals around the country, a patient might come to our facility with symptoms that may cause them to fear they have Ebola. This has happened at Baptist. We followed our preparedness plan when this occurred. It was determined the person did not have Ebola. The person was not admitted to Baptist, as there was no medical reason to do so read more »

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Baptist Earns Award for Implementing a Higher Standard of Care for Heart Attacks

    Baptist is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to acheive the 2014 American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Acute Coronary Syndrome (heart attacks). read more »

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Baptist CEO Joins Mayor Supporting Making Strides for Breast Cancer

    This morning in front of Thalia Mara Hall’s pink fountains, Baptist CEO Chris Anderson joined Mayor Tony Yarber, Linda Allen Ley of the American Cancer Society, and Michael Wallis of Central Mississippi Chevrolet Dealers to not only kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also encourage participation in Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, October 25th.  read more »

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Cancer Survivor Conquers 100 miles Cycling Goal

    Volunteers during the 13th annual Cyclists Curing Cancer Century Ride cheered cancer survivor Carol Kossman as she pedaled to the end of the 100 miles venture. read more »

  • Heart Day 2015

    When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Baptist Cardiovascular Services
    Info: Heart Day 2015 screening, available only by appointment, is for adults ages 18 and older. You are required to fast for 12 hours before your scheduled screening. Valued at $450, the screening features our Heart Basic package. more info »
    Registration Info: Save the Date! Registration Coming Soon.
  • First Trimester
    Friday, July 18, 2014

    First Trimester

    OB/GYN Erica Tanner, MD, of Madison OB/GYN Associates discusses a mother’s first 12 weeks of pregnancy. She covers such topics as when to schedule the first appointment, when can you hear a heart beat, organ formation and development, activity levels, and diet. (07:23) listen/watch »

    Second Trimester
    Friday, June 27, 2014

    Second Trimester

    Leslie Mason, MD, of Madison OB/GYN Associates discusses the second trimester of pregnancy. She address eating tips, the various screens, exercise, and traveling advice during weeks 12 through 27 of pregnancy. (07:25) listen/watch »

    Friday, June 20, 2014


    In this podcast, Neonatologist Thomas Soltau, MD covers the nutritional, physical, developmental, and psychological advantages of breastfeeding. Additionally, he touches on the fact that you are not alone. In addition to speaking about the professionals available to help you get acclimated, he mentions how the husband can get involved, as well. (18:23) listen/watch »

    Hip Arthroscopy
    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Hip Arthroscopy

    In this episode, Orthopedic Surgeon, Jason Craft, MD of Mississippi Sports Medicine covers Hip Arthroscopy. He discusses the methodology of the the technique, as well as, benefits and recovery time. (06:37) listen/watch »

    Peripheral Arterial Disease
    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    Peripheral Arterial Disease

    Mary Gordy, NP, of the Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic discusses PAD. She covers what the disease is, as well as, indicators, who's at risk, how to screen, and preventative measures.  (08:36) 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. No hospital in Jackson has more 5-Star Ratings than Baptist Medical Center in 2015, as recognized by 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 and Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care, 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. 
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    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.

    What Our Patients Say

    See video patient testimonials at "What Our Patients Say."

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