HealthGrades Report: Mississippi Baptist Medical Center One of the 100 Best Hospitals in the Nation for General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement and Prostectomy

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Also, Mississippi Baptist #1 in Mississippi for Coronary Interventions & Vascular Surgery in 2012.

Jackson, Miss. - October 18, 2011 - A study released today by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes,named Mississippi Baptist Medical Center among the Best 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, General Surgery, and Prostatectomy.  Mississippi Baptist's ratings for 2012 were exceptional; overall, Mississippi Baptist achieved 135-Star Ratings and 5Specialty Excellence Awards.  Among the many accolades for Mississippi Baptist in 2012, and important for patients in the Jackson area to know, is that Mississippi Baptist is the BEST in the Jackson region* for Overall Orthopedics and the BEST in Mississippi for coronary interventions.  A complete summary of Baptist's achievements is included below.

According to the HealthGrades report, patients in the Jackson area are increasingly seeking hospital quality information online, with over150,000 patient visits to HealthGrades.com in the past year. And for good reason:Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73% lower risk of mortality and a 63% lower risk of complications.

A quality comparison of doctors and hospitals in Jackson area can be found online at www.HealthGrades.com.  Information on overall hospital quality for 13 major medical specialties as well as the top five most searched medical specialties by patients in the Jackson area can be found online: JacksonMarket Information.

"Our recognition for high quality is the result of the diligent efforts  and conscientious care of the dedicated medical staff at Baptist. In my opinion, it's the premier medical staff in the region," said Baptist Chief Medical Officer Eric McVey, MD. "At Baptist, we are committed to be the leaders in healthcare. This study validates our efforts to improve quality and illustrates our focus on patient safety."

"Patients today havea wide array options when it comes to choosing a health care provider," said Kerry Hicks,HealthGrades chief executive officer. "At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Mississippi Baptist Medical Center for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in the Jackson area."

Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:

•    Patients had, on average a 73% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a54% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to the national average.

•    Patients had, on average, were 63%less likely to experience inhospital complications than patients at 1-star programs, and had a43%lower chance of developing an inhospital complication than the national average.

•    If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at 5-star hospitals, 240,040lives could have potentially been saved.

•    If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had gone to 5-star hospitals for their procedure, 164,472 inhospital complications could have potentially been avoided.

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center's complete 2012 HealthGrades Clinical Achievements:
Recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Recipient of the HealthGrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)
Recipient of the HealthGrades Prostatectomy Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
Recipient of the HealthGrades General Surgery Excellence Award™ in 2012
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostatectomy for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery in 2012
Ranked #1 in MS for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2012
Ranked #2 in MS for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012
Ranked #2 in MS for Joint Replacement in 2012
Ranked #1 in MS for Vascular Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 in MS for Prostatectomy in 2012
Ranked #1 in MS for GI Services for 5 Years in a Row (2008-2012)
Ranked #1 in MS for General Surgery in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Vascular Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2011-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Carotid Surgery for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Prostatectomy for 9 Years in a Row (2004-2012)
Five-Star Rated for General Surgery in 2012
Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
Five-Star Rated for Cholecystectomy for 8 Years in a Row (2005-2012)

About Mississippi Baptist Health Systems
Baptist Health Systems is the parent company of Baptist Medical Center, The Mississippi Hospital for Restorative Care and a number of related healthcare services and programs. From its beginnings in 1911, Baptist has grown to include a 540 plus bed medical center, along with a variety of health and medical services for people in every stage of life. Through the decades, Baptist has continued to provide quality, compassionate Christian-based medical care to the people of Mississippi.

Visit www.mbhs.org/healthgrades for more information.

About HealthGrades
HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed health care decisions.

*Region is the Jackson, MS Census Bureau Statistical Area as defined by the federal government's Office of Management and Budget*

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