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BREAKING NEWS — Baptist Memorial Earns Joint Commission Honors

Oxford's hospital is honored by the Joint Commission.
Oxford’s hospital is honored by the Joint Commission.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi was named “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” by The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

The hospital was cited for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

“We are proud of this recognition,” said Bill Henning, administrator and CEO of Baptist North Mississippi. “Our colleagues and physicians, using best practices to treat our patients, is the reason we were named a top performer.”

Baptist North Mississippi is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. The list of Top Performer organizations represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

“Baptist North Mississippi and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement, and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. This truly shows that we are improving hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

Baptist North Mississippi in Oxford is a 217-bed hospital that offers a variety of services, including cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, the Baptist Cancer Center and a 24-hour emergency room. Since the hospital became affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1989, Baptist has invested more than $140 million into the facility. In 2012, Baptist announced plans for building a new hospital for Baptist North Mississippi. For more information, please call 662-232-8100 or visit northmiss.baptistonline.org.

Courtesy of Baptist North Mississippi Communications

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