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Hospital news update

Jason Little

During the past couple of weeks, news reports have connected us with several Mid-South hospitals. Here are some details about this news.

OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, Mississippi

The OCH Regional Medical Center board is negotiating an affiliation agreement with the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. That means we won’t have an official affiliation with OCH, but we believe we can continue partnering with them to deliver care to the Oktibbeha community.

With Baptist Golden Triangle only half an hour away, we can continue accepting patients who need to be transferred from OCH. In addition, several Baptist Medical Group physicians have offices in Starkville, and we have a Baptist Cancer Center location there, too. Through these facilities, we will continue to treat Oktibbeha County patients, and we believe they will continue to rely on us for their care.

Baptist Crittenden in Crittenden County, Arkansas

We are entering the final phase of construction for Baptist Crittenden. This week, hospital CEO and Administrator Brian Welton led tours of the facility for several groups, including the media. Reporters from three Memphis television stations and Crittenden County’s local newspaper learned more about what the hospital will offer, and Brian answered their questions about the project. Baptist Crittenden will open on Monday, Dec. 3.

We are committed to providing care to the communities Baptist serves. We also want to help communities maintain their health care facilities and resources, but our priority is to continue enhancing the care we deliver in our hospitals, physician offices and other facilities, and to give you the tools you need to provide great care.

Do you have any questions about this news? Feel free to email me, tweet me @jason_m_little or find me on LinkedIn.

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