Baptist Medical Center is a full-service emergency care facility providing emergency services 24 hours a day. Baptist's ER provides care to patients of all ages and those with diagnoses ranging from non-emergent complaints to life threatening conditions. All physicians on staff in Baptist's Emergency Department are board-certified specialists in emergency medicine.
Baptist's Emergency Department has 45 rooms, including 30 acute care rooms and seven express care rooms, all of which are equipped with TVs. Respiratory therapy, laboratory, radiology, surgery, and other invasive and non-invasive services are immediately available to the patient population needing them. Medical and surgical beds as well as an Adult ICU, CCU, CVS, and obstetrical units are directly available. Baptist offers comprehensive acute care and critical care services.
Baptist also offers the Cardiac Observation Unit (COU), an eight-bed unit located on the first floor in the Emergency Department, solely designated to provide specialized diagnostic care to patients who come to the ER experiencing chest pain.
In addition to board certified Emergency Medicine physicians, the emergency department is staffed with certified nurse practitioners, registered nurses, ER/Orthopaedic Technicians, Unit Assistants, Unit Clerks, and X-ray Technicians.
Physicians and staff at Baptist routinely drill to prepare for wide-scale disasters. Baptist's Emergency Operations Plan complies with both Joint Commission standards and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). In a disaster, Baptist is prepared to work in cooperation with city, state, and private agencies to meet the needs of our community. Some of these groups include National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and Mississippi Metropolitan Response System (MMRS), the Mississippi State Department of Health, and the Hinds Emergency Management Agency.
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