Baptist hospitals honor former patients

Baptist North Mississippi and Baptist Golden Triangle recently held celebrations for former patients who survived serious illnesses.

The Baptist Cancer Center-North Mississippi honored cancer survivors and patients with a reception for National Cancer Survivors’ Day.

The guest of honor at Baptist Golden Triangle’s Celebration of Life event was Terry Robertson, who was treated at the hospital following a heart attack in February. The event, co-sponsored by medical device maker Abiomed, reunites patients who are successfully treated with innovative technology with the physicians and staff who treated them at the hospital.

During the event, Robertson thanked God and the many Baptist Golden Triangle team members and physicians who saved his life, including the EMTs from the hospital’s ambulance service who transported him to the hospital; team members from the cardiac cath lab and the critical care unit; hospital administration; Dr. John King, the cardiologist who implanted the Impella ‒ the world’s smallest heart pump ‒ into Robertson’s heart; Baptist Golden Triangle Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jack Reed; and Dr. Donny Stokes, another cardiologist who treated Robertson.

Pictured are staff, volunteers and cancer survivor Queenie Sims.
Pictured are staff, volunteers and cancer survivor Queenie Sims.