On Oct. 7 under perfect blue skies that nearly matched the Baptist blue logo, Baptist welcomed Calhoun City into the Baptist Memorial Health Care family during a morning reception held on the grounds adjacent to the hospital.
President and CEO Jason Little joined Calhoun City and hospital leaders, Baptist senior leadership, the Baptist transition team, Baptist Calhoun team members and guests during the symbolic ribbon “tying” event.
Calhoun’s Administrator James Franklin opened the program, sharing personal stories about the hospital and the transition. “I’m proud of the way this facility has been upgraded. We wanted to partner with the best, and we believe we have.”
During the six-month transition, the Baptist Technology Services team has worked to integrate Calhoun into Baptist OneCare. “If you’ve never seen an EMR, know you’ve got the best in the country with Baptist OneCare,” said Mr. Little. Mr. Little stated Baptist’s $350 million dollar investment is transforming care. “We’re bringing the number one system to this part of the country,” added Mr. Little.
Guests included Calhoun Mayor J.R. Denton; the mayors of Bruce and Derma, Mississippi; the county’s board of supervisors; Sen. Russell Jolly; and State Rep. Jim Beckett.
Little tied the ribbon with Calhoun County Supervisor Barney Wade.
Baptist team members enjoyed lunch while mingling and meeting each other during the event.