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  • Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Inaugural Head for the Cure 5k Raises Money for Brain Cancer Research

    The first Head for the Cure run and walk at the Madison Healthplex Performance Center was held Saturday, July 25, 2015. There were 288 participants with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Baptist Cancer Services. read more »

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Cancer Services Upgrades Device Offering Precision in Radiation Therapy for Cancer Treatment

    Baptist Cancer Services Chief Physicist Jeff Garrett, MS, DABR, appeard on NBC Affiliate WLBT to talk about an upgraded, new device offering advanced accurancy in treating tumors with radiation therapy. read more »

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Baptist Hosted Community Open House on June 29 at Kosciusko Hospital

    Employees, physicians and community members attended an open house at Baptist Medical Center Attala at 10:30 am. Baptist began leasing the Koscuisko hospital on June 1, 2015. read more »

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Baptist Announces Latest Results from Low-Cost Vascular Screening

    Since 2013, Baptist has been offering this important vascular screening called R.A.C.E. Valued at $1200 this $75 screening offers a risk assessment, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, detects carotid artery disease as well as extremity disease affecting legs and arms. read more »

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Baptist Medical Center Placed in the Top 2 Percent of Nation’s Hospitals for Patient Safety and Patient Experience

    Healthgrades has awarded Baptist Medical Center its Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 2015, and its Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2015. Healthgrades evaluated 3,558 hospitals across the United States in BOTH areas of patient safety and patient satisfaction/experience. Baptist is one of only 93 hospitals, out of the 3,558 hospitals evaluated, in the United States to win both of these awards, puting Baptist Medical Center in the Top 2% of hospitals in the country. read more »

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm AAA Screening

    When: Saturday, August 1, 2015 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Baptist Medical Center, Colonnades Medical Office Building
    Info: Because AAAs usually don’t cause symptoms, screening people at high risk is important. You should attend if you are age 50 or older and have one or more of the following risk factors: family history of AAA; high blood pressure; smoking; high cholesterol. more info »
    Registration Info: Call 601-948-6262 to register. Space is limited and screenings are held by appointment.

    Save Your Skin Screening

    When: Thursday, August 13, 2015 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: Call 601-948-6262 to register.

    Super Sitters

    When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 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. Dates for 2015 are April 11, June 26, August 22 and October 17. more info »
    Registration Info: Registration is required by calling Baptist’s Education Resource Center at 601-968-1712.

    Stroke Support Group

    When: Friday, December 4, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Methodist Specialty Care Center, One Layfair Drive, Ste. 500, Flowood
    Info: 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 the monthly city-wide Stroke Connection Support Group. more info »
    Registration Info: No registration is required. For more information on these free meetings, call 601.936.8888.
  • 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 »

    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 »

    Breastfeeding
    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Breastfeeding

    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 »

  • 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. Additionally, Baptist Medical Center is a 2015 recipient of the Patient Safety Excellence Award. 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.

    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.

    Healthgrades Top Two Percent 2015Baptist Medical Center is a 2015 recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Healthgrades evaluated 3,558 hospitals across the United States in BOTH areas of patient safety and patient satisfaction/experience. Baptist is one of only 93 hospitals, out of the 3,558 hospitals evaluated, in the United States to win both of these awards, puting Baptist Medical Center in the Top 2% of hospitals in the country.

    What Our Patients Say

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

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