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  • Monday, March 23, 2015

    Baptist Was First to Establish Dedicated Valve Team, Welcomes New Cardiologist

    Baptist provides a multidisciplinary team of experts to manage complex and common valve diseases. read more »

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    Baptist Receives Only Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation In Central Mississippi

    For you or that someone you love seeking surgical treatment to lose weight, now you have the choice to be treated through Baptist Medical Center’s nationally accredited program. read more »

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Baptist Health Systems Purchases Yazoo County Hospital

    Baptist purchased King's Daughters Hospital in Yazoo County Mississippi on February 1, 2015, after overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility for the past six years. read more »

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Baptist Medical Center Leake Announces Opening, Tours of New Hospital

    The new Baptist Medical Center Leake in Carthage, Miss. opened Monday, December 15, 2014. A ribbon-cutting and tours of the new facility took place on Thursday, December 11, 2014. read more »

    Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Physical Therapy Staff Members Receive Ergonomics Assessment Specialist Certifications

    Physical Therapy & Sportscare Congratulates Physical Therapiest Mary Austin (pictured left) and Baptist Occupational Therapist Lisa Hodges (pictured right) for achieving this specialty certification. read more »

  • Cancer Survivors Day

    When: Sunday, June 7, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: The Belhaven building, Conference Room 250
    Info: Join Baptist Cancer Services as we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. This joyful event is for survivors and anyone who has been touched by cancer.  Enjoy refreshments, door prizes and this year’s featured speaker Kristianne Stewart, founder of Compassion That Compels. more info »
    Registration Info: Call 601-948-6262 to register.
    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 »

    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 »

  • 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. 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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