Read the New Spring 2015 Issue of The Baptist Magazine

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The digital version of The Baptist Magazine Spring 2015 is now available online. Be sure to take advantage of all the interactive features, including links to more details online, pictures and video. Find interactive features by clicking the round “buttons” located within the magazine. For example, look for video where you find buttons with a … Continue Reading →

Patients Are Really Someone at Baptist

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Something we hear a lot at Baptist is how we put our patients at the center of everything we do. That’s what patient-focused care is, and it is a very practical way of making our vision of being “our community’s trusted healthcare system of choice, recognized nationally for outstanding employees and physicians, delivering high quality … Continue Reading →

Human Resources Hosted 2015 Annual Service Awards Reception

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Each year, Baptist Human Resources Department organizes a reception honoring employees how have worked in five year increments. Twelve employees were honored for 40 years of service:  Katherine Bingham, Virginia Blatt, Susan Dickson, Patrick Gaddis, Vickie Gerrard, Lula Horton, Patricia Labat, Deborah Perry, Theresa Piazza, Dorothy Underwood, Ora Washington and Billie Wells. Here are some … Continue Reading →

The “Sugar Busters” Team at Baptist

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Actually, I’m referring to the Baptist Diabetes Management team (and not a type of diet)! This team is responsible for regulating and controling blood “sugar” (blood glucose) for a multitude of patients (1753 in 2014 to be exact).  This team is led by a Clinical Pharmacist, Anees Kanorwala PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM.  Other team members include clinical pharmacists, … Continue Reading →

Baptist Hosts Event to Announce Top 2 Percent Recognition

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Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, announced Baptist Medical Center in Jackson is a recipient of the 2015 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2015 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Fewer than 100 hospitals in the nation received both prestigious awards, placing Baptist in the top 2 percent … Continue Reading →

Did You Say Lean?

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I’m glad you asked.  Yes, I said “Lean.” I couldn’t resist the urge to tell you about an ongoing initiative that is taking place within the Baptist community. When the phrase becoming “leaner” is mentioned, many people automatically think of a process that involves top executives cutting away seemingly unnecessary processes to save money.  However, … Continue Reading →

Patients Say Lymphedema Treatment is Life Changing

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Physical therapist Ginger Stover, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, can certainly say there was at least one day when she was at the right place at the right time. Currently the manager of Baptist Rehab Services’ Lymphedema Clinic, in 1999, she was working part time at Ridgeland Pointe, an assisted living facility Baptist operated at that time. … Continue Reading →

Laboratory Professionals Get Results

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In case you didn’t know it, we love numbers in the Clinical Laboratory! We are getting ready to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (“Lab Week”) at the end of April, and the theme of Lab Week is “Laboratory Professionals Get Results.” So I thought I’d share a few lab stats with you– just a little data … Continue Reading →

Baptist Medical Center Celebrates National Healthcare Access Personnel Week

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This week, April 5-11, 2015, Baptist joins hospitals across the nation recognizing National Healthcare Access Personnel Week. Baptist would like to recognize its caregivers working in the Patient Access Department. On an average day, the Patient Access Department handles a variety of requests from many people including physicians, nurses and patients. Physicians call to schedule … Continue Reading →

A New Face in the Crowd

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You may see a new face around Baptist Heart and the Cath Lab. Welcome the newest edition to the Baptist Heart family of great physicians. Dr. Hamp Jones may be new to us, but he has been a practicing interventional cardiologist for the past 10 years !! Dr. Jones come to us from Tupelo. Originally from … Continue Reading →