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More in common than just the name

When we announced our shared mission agreement with Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, we talked about the many similarities the two organizations shared—everything from our names to our commitment to upholding our Christian missions. But we both share another important characteristic—a tradition of providing high-quality health care, and we have the awards to prove it.

Earlier this year, Healthgrades named Baptist Jackson one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery, joint replacement and prostate surgery, and it was one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for vascular surgery. In addition, for two years in a row, Baptist Jackson received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, and it received an “A” on the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Survey.

Several other Baptist Memorial hospitals have won quality awards recently. Baptist Golden Triangle, Baptist Union County, Baptist North Mississippi and Baptist Union City also earned “As” on their most recent Leapfrog surveys, and Baptist Golden Triangle is one of only 63 hospitals in the country to earn straight “As” on every survey since the Leapfrog program began in 2012.

Like Baptist Jackson, NEA Baptist earned Healthgrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award this year, and it is the only hospital in Arkansas to earn both that award and Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award. And, for providing outstanding patient care, Baptist Union City, Baptist Union County, Baptist Women’s Hospital, Baptist Collierville, Baptist Golden Triangle, Baptist Huntingdon and Baptist Tipton all received Premier Inc. QUEST Awards for High-value Healthcare.

These are just some of the awards our hospitals have earned, and I predict these are just a few of the awards we will win as we continue to focus on enhancing the care we provide our patients. I commend you for making outstanding patient care routine in all our hospitals. These accomplishments affirm my belief that our shared mission agreement with Mississippi Baptist is a match made in heaven.

Are you as proud of these achievements as I am? Tell me by emailing me, tweeting me @jason_m_little or finding me on LinkedIn.

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