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 →

Tony James Celebrates 20 Years with the ‘Plex!

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Friday, May 16th was a special day for the Jackson Healthplex – On that day, Tony James celebrated his 20th year with Baptist!  Starting his career at Baptist as a fitness intern, Tony has worked in several positions, with the majority of his tenure spent as Lead Fitness Specialist/Fitness Coordinator.  Besides managing the personal trainers … Continue Reading →

The Angels of Baptist Health Line

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Have you ever been discharged from the hospital and traveled home, only to realize that now that all the nurses and doctors are gone, you are now all alone in your daily efforts to care for yourself?  Well, if you’re ever discharged from Baptist, then take comfort in knowing that you won’t go home all … Continue Reading →

Brandon Brings “Heart” to 3S Cardiac!

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No one ever wants to be admitted to the hospital, but if you ever find yourself in that situation, you can rest assured knowing that some of the best care in the state is found right here at Baptist!  One of the caregivers who makes a patient’s stay much better is Brandon Truman, a staff … Continue Reading →

Empathy and Its Impact on Quality

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I recently watched a YouTube video titled, “Empathy, the Human Connection to Patient Care.”  As I watched this video, I kept relating it back to our Baptist “Path to Service Excellence.” We rightly measure quality by the expertise we have in the clinical setting, but I think it goes far beyond that. We are also to address … Continue Reading →

Who Does That?!? Dogwood Does That!

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Our Dogwood Clinic has been receiving some great attention lately, and several patients and coworkers have been writing in to tell us about their wonderful experiences.  Two people who have been making the Dogwood patients’ experiences so enjoyable are Lisa Traweek and Dr. Scott Kelly.  From the waiting room experience to the doctor’s examination, these … Continue Reading →