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  • Friday, December 30, 2016

    Baptist is First in the Area to Use New FDA Approved Dissolving Drug-Eluting Stents to Treat Blocked Coronary Arteries

    Baptist is the first in central Mississippi to use the newly approved FDA the "Absorb." It is the only fully dissolving stent approved for the treatment of coronary artery disease, which affects 15 million people in the United States and remains a leading cause of death worldwide. read more »

    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 »

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    Public Notice for Open Heart Surgery Patients

    Mississippi Baptist Medical Center is notifying patients who have had open-heart surgery about a potential infection risk related to this surgery. read more »

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Baptist Health Systems Partners with The Shepherd’s Touch, Inc.

    Baptist Health Systems is pleased to announce its partnership with local nonprofit organization The Shepherd’s Touch, Inc. to advance the health of the Attala County community. “Supporting an organization whose mission is to meet a critical healthcare need of our community while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ is a commitment we are glad to make,” said Tim Cook, Chairman of Baptist Medical Center Attala Board of Directors. read more »

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Baptist Medical Center Attala Hosts Blood Drive in Support of Mississippi Hospital Patient

    A blood drive is being held this Friday, January 20, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Baptist Medical Center Attala for Pisgah High School Teacher Nicole Jones. read more »

  • Art Making and Healing for Self Discovery

    When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Hederman Cancer Center
    Info: Baptist Cancer Services' Walking Forward Gyn Cancer Support Group invites you to our quarterly meeting featuring "Art Making and Healing for Self Discovery", a presentation by Susan Anand Licensed, Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. Plan to participate in a creative craft activity. more info »
    Registration Info: Register online with a valid email address

    Super Sitters

    When: Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Baptist Medical Center, Busey Auditorium
    Info: This program is designed to help teens, ages 11-15 to become more responsible babysitters. The class includes information on developmental stages, feeding, and safety along with basic CPR skills. ** 2017 Dates are March 25, June 2 and November 4. ** more info »
    Registration Info: Online registration is required.

    Stroke Support Group

    When: Friday, December 1, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Methodist Specialty Care Center, One Layfair Drive, Ste. 500, Flowood
    Info: The city-wide Stroke Connection Support Group meets monthly. Baptist Health Systems, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, St. Dominic’s and UMMC Comprehensive Stroke Center want to encourage all stroke survivors, loved ones and caregivers to attend. ** Click to see all dates for 2017.** more info »
    Registration Info: No registration is required. For more information on these free meetings, call 601.936.8888.
  • 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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