Baptist North Mississippi has been recognized as one of the top performing Medium Community Hospitals in the United States. The hospital was included on the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list. The list, published by Fortune, identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,675 short-term, acute care, and non-federal hospitals in the U.S.
Inclusion on the annual list means Baptist North Mississippi has been recognized for excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. This honor demonstrates Baptist North Mississippi’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care.
“Delivering compassionate, quality care during a pandemic has been a challenge, which is why this honor is especially significant. We are grateful for the selfless dedication of our leaders, physicians, staff and especially our frontline caregivers for their remarkable service,” said Bill Henning, CEO and administrator.
Compared to similar hospitals, IBM Watson Health says that the hospitals included on the list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, health care associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.
This year’s ranking of top hospitals included a new measure of a hospital’s contributions to community health with a focus on equity. The newly introduced measure was developed by a team of experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. It led to a change in ranking for more than one-third of the 100 hospitals.
“Baptist North Mississippi is dedicated to saving lives and serving the surrounding communities at a time when our mission has never been more important,” noted Henning.