Baptist Health Systems Names Bill Thompson, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer

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Bill Thompson, CPA, has joined Baptist Health Systems as Chief Financial Officer. His career spans almost 30 years with experience in healthcare management and finance. Thompson comes to Baptist from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he served as their Health System CFO. He also held positions as UMMC Health System’s Director of Finance and … Continue Reading →

Best Decision I Ever Made

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If you talk to Rhoda Ford, anesthesia technician here at Baptist, she will tell you bariatric surgery “was the best decision I ever made!!!!” Besides being treated for hypertension, Rhoda experienced chronic pain requiring steroid injections, and struggled getting through the activities of her day. She talked to the staff at the Nutrition and Bariatric … Continue Reading →

“Honey, You Just Have to Live Long Enough!”


Great things are happening here at Baptist, and the following story is a testament to the rewards that hard work and dedication bring to both our employees and to our patients! From the wife of a recent patient – “Around 6:30 am, my husband announced that he thought he was having a heart attack. We … Continue Reading →

Martha Howell Has Just The Right Touch

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When you think “Mayo Clinic,” a relaxing massage might not be the first thing that comes to mind. That’s not the case for Martha Howell, LMT, Membership and Marketing Coordinator for Baptist Healthplex-Jackson. A licensed and nationally certified massage therapist, Howell recently completed certification from Mayo Clinic in Hospital-Based Massage Therapy. The course, which included … Continue Reading →


Pursuing Our Mission

Congratulations to 5A (Senior Behavioral Health Unit), RCH (Restorative Care Hospital), Float Pool, and 4A (Pediatrics) Units for completing your Relationship Based Care (RBC) training! From this training, new processes and action plans were implemented on July 1st, 2014. All unit practice councils (UPC) goals are to see increases in their employee engagement, quality and patient satisfaction scores … Continue Reading →

Handled with Care

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When the family waiting room for surgical patients is near the surgery department, everyone involved in the care of a surgical patient, including family members, benefits from the convenience. The location affords physicians the opportunity to visit with family members between surgical cases with minimal delay in their schedules. And family members get convenient face … Continue Reading →

Maintaining a Standard of Excellence

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The Clinical Lab has successfully passed another College of American Pathologists (CAP) inspection! We’re proud to say we’ve been CAP accredited since 1985. Every other year, a team of inspectors evaluates the Laboratory’s performance against a set of over 3,000 rigorous standards. In the “off” year, we complete our own thorough self-inspection against those same … Continue Reading →

It’s All In The Wrist

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The marvels of modern medicine continue to make way for improvements in patient care! We are seeing this reality unfold here in CV Diagnostics. Recent improvements in the tools we use now allow our physicians to perform cardiac catheterizations, and even some complex interventional procedures, through a small artery in a patient’s wrist! Known as the transradial … Continue Reading →

Scam, Spam, Wham: Digital Diligence at Baptist

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Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’re probably aware that the digital revolution has had a profound impact on hospitals and healthcare in general. Baptist is no exception. We’ve had electronic medical records for years, and our data systems are becoming more integrated all the time. We even provide guest WiFi in our patient rooms! … Continue Reading →

Upgrades Equal Quality!

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Who could pass up an upgrade? Not us! In the Cardiovascular Diagnostics department, we recently upgraded our PACS system. That’s the computerized system where we keep all the images done each day so that our doctors can easily find them when needed. The system also allows our doctors to quickly interpret procedures and make reports. … Continue Reading →