A ribbon cutting will be held on June 11, 2013, at 4:00 pm at the new Baptist Medical Clinic | Family Medicine – Brandon. This new clinic is located on 1490 West Government Street, Suite 10 in Brandon, Miss. An “open house” will be held immediately after the ribbon cutting to meet providers and staff and tour facility. read more »
The building described as "mixed-use" being constructed across the street from Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., will house retail stores and medical office buildilngs. It's anticipated tenants will be open for business in June 2013. read more »
Baptist is the first private hospital in Mississippi to receive The "StormReady" Designation. The program recognizes locations with superior communication and safety skills before, during, and after severe weather. read more »
A Rankin county resident creates fundraising golf tournament after family member is diagnosed with breast cancer. Her passion is to help others get screenings they might need for breast cancer. All proceeds benefit fund for the girls. read more »
Baptist Health Systems selected Emergency Room Nurse Peter Venturini as the Caregiver of the Month for May 2013. read more »
In this podcast, Neurodiagnostic Therapist LaToya Ferrell, ISB, of Baptist Neurological Associates discusses Electroencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring. Learn how this non-invasive process can determine if a person’s repeated spells are indeed seizures or possibly related to something else, entirely. (04:42) listen/watch »
In this episode, Radiation Oncologist Margaret Wadsworth, MD, of the Hederman Cancer Center discusses Cyberknife technology. She not only explains what is is, but also what an advancement this is in radiation therapy, and how relatively easy it is on the patient. (09:13) 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.
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 2013, Baptist Medical Center has more 5-Star Ratings from HealthGrades than any other hospital in Jackson. 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.
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 www.ama-assn.org.
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.
See video patient testimonials at "What Our Patients Say."
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