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  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Introducing Baptist Heart

    Baptist Health Systems is pleased to announce Baptist Heart. Effective September 1, 2014, this cardiology clinic, with physicians this community has known throughout the years, will be located in the same location in the Colonnades, 501 Marshall Street, Suite 104. read more »

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Announces Mississippi Baptist Medical Center as a Blue Distinction+ Center of Excellence in Cardiac Care

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi announced today that Baptist has been named as a Blue Distinction+ Center of Excellence for cardiac care.Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and its Network Providers are working on quality and performance measures for the diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease from initial preventive risk assessment to surgical management.  This includes the delivery of cardiac care hospital specialty procedures such as cardiovascular stent placement, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and valve replacement. read more »

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    First Open Heart Surgery Patient at Baptist Returns for Celebration

    Baptist Cardiovascular Services hosted a celebration of life recognizing milestones in cardiovasuclar surgery. The first open heart surgery patient (pictured left) and the first ranscatheter aortic heart valve replacement (TAVR) patient (pictured right) reunited with their surgeons.  read more »

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Baptist Medical Center is First in Mississippi To Offer Robotic Mitral Valve Repair

    Baptist Cardiovascular Surgeon William Harris, MD, performed Mississippi’s first endoscopic robotic mitral valve repair surgery at Baptist Medical Center. The first patient elected to have the surgery performed using the da Vinci robot on June 5, 2014. read more »

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Baptist Occupational Health Division Receives Certification from Department of Transportation

    Robert (Tim) Morris, MD, (pictured right) Chase Fuller, PA-C, (pictured left) and staff recently obtained the 2014 Department of Transportation Medical Examiner Certification. read more »

  • Save Your Skin Screening

    When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: Baptist Medical Clinic | Family Medicine–Dogwood
    Info: Worried about a mole or mark on your skin? Don’t take a chance with skin cancer. Take advantage of this FREE skin screening offered by Baptist Medical Clinic. Registration is requested and space is limited. Online registration is not available. more info »
    Registration Info: This event is full. Registration is closed.

    Is This Alzheimer's?

    When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Baptist for Women Conference Room
    Info: Learn about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s. more info »
    Registration Info: Call 601-948-6262 to register.
    Register »

    Cyclists Curing Cancer Century Ride 2014

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Baptist Healthplex-Clinton
    Info: The ride benefits Baptist Cancer Services’ Serenity Garden, located outside the Hederman Cancer Center. more info »
    Registration Info: Get complete event details, including online registration and an online brochure, at
  • 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. In 2014, no hospital in Jackson has more 5-Star Ratings from Healthgrades than Baptist Medical Center. 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. 
    Learn more at

    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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