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  • Monday, March 17, 2014

    Chris Anderson, FACHE, CPA joins Baptist as CEO

    Chris Anderson, FACHE, CPA, has joined Baptist Health Systems as Chief Executive Officer. Anderson was actually born at Baptist and stated he is glad to be returning to his hometown. For the past 16 years, Anderson has served as the CEO of Singing River Health System in Pascagoula, Miss. read more »

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Baptist Healthplex Announces New Executive Director

    Patrick Conn was promoted to executive director of the Baptist Healthplex-Clinton. He has been with the Healthplex since 1998. read more »

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Enter to Win a $100 Kroger Gift Card!

    Please consider becoming a participant in the Kroger Community Rewards program by enrolling online to earn rewards for fund for the girls. read more »

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Baptist Physical Therapist Jason Reeves Obtains Special Certifications

    Jason D. Reeves, MPT, OCS, receives dual board certified specialized orthopedic and cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine physical therapy certifications. These credentials are only held by a few Mississippians.   read more »

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Baptist Medical Center has ranked among America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics

    Baptist received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award® ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for patient experience in Obstetrics. Awarded hospitals must provide comprehensive obstetric services and meet criteria for patient satisfaction and surgical excellence based on female needs and preferences. read more »

  • Super Sitters

    When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 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 2014 are April 26, June 20, August 23 and October 25. more info »
    Registration Info: Registration is required by calling Baptist’s Education Resource Center at 601-968-1712.

    NICU Reunion

    When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Baptist Medical Center Atrium
    Info: If your child received care in Baptist’s NICU, please plan to attend our NICU Reunion, "The Magic at Baptist." more info »
    Registration Info: Call 601-948-6262 to register.
    Register »

    My Calves Are Killing Me

    When: Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Baptist for Women Conference Room
    Info: If you experience sharp pain in your calves when you walk that goes away when you rest, you could have a condition called peripheral vascular disease. Join cardiovascular surgeon Daniel Ramirez, M.D., and nurse practitioner Julie Grissom Cooley, N.P.-C., to learn how it’s diagnosed and treated. more info »
    Registration Info: Call 601-948-6262 to register.
    Register »

    Wild and Beautiful: A Night at The Belhaven

    When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: The Belhaven, 1200 North State Street
    Info: Spring is the perfect time of year to get a renewed view of the world, when everything is new and fresh. This event, for both women and men, features fresh ideas for home, body, and spirit. Following appetizers, participants can choose one of two tracks. Featured speakers are author Patty Roper, Editorial Director of Mississippi Magazine, and celebrated wildlife photographer Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr. more info »
    Registration Info: Call 601-948-6262 to register
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    Brick Street Classic

    When: Friday, May 9, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Baptist Healthplex-Clinton
    Info: The event includes a 10K Run, a 5K Run/Walk and a Kid's Fun Run. The event will also include a pasta dinner in the Healthplex community room and a movie on the streets of Olde Towne. The proceeds will go to begin seed money to upgrade and make renovations to the Lion's Club Park located in the heart of Clinton. more info »
    Registration Info: Download a registration form in the event information.
  • 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 »

    Vascular Disease
    Friday, December 20, 2013

    Vascular Disease

    Julie Grisholm Cooley, NP, is the Vascular Coordinator at Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic. And in this podcast she discusses vascular disease. She covers varieties of the disease, indicators, who's at risk, how to screen, and preventative measures.  (13:31) listen/watch »

    Valve Disease
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    Valve Disease

    Lynne Currie, NP, is the Valve Coordinator at Baptist Vascular Surgery. In this podcast she discusses valve disease. She covers what it is, how to recognize it, and possible treatments. (08:34) listen/watch »

    Menopause Panel Pt. 6
    Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Menopause Panel Pt. 6

    Baptist recently hosted a comprehensive panel discussion on menopause and perimenopause. Six physicians separated medical facts from fiction about hormones, heart health, sexual function, exercise, and nutrition. This sixth installment from that evening features cardiologist Chris Waterer,MD, discussing heart problems you may - or may not - be experiencing during menopause. (04:31) listen/watch »

    Menopause Panel Pt. 4
    Friday, November 22, 2013

    Menopause Panel Pt. 4

    Baptist recently hosted a comprehensive panel discussion on menopause and perimenopause. Six physicians separated medical facts from fiction about hormones, heart health, sexual function, exercise, and nutrition. This fourth installment from that evening features Urogynecoloist Paul H. Moore, MD, discussing sexual function during menopause. (06:45) 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. 
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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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