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Baptist Medical Center's Patient Outcomes Among Highest in the Nation, According to Independent Study
Date:10/14/2009

In 2010, no hospital in Mississippi has more Five-Star Ratings than Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., as recognized by HealthGrades, America's leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Baptist is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Vascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care, according to a comprehensive annual study released today by HealthGrades. Baptist achieved five stars in carotid surgery, treatment of bowel obstruction, gallbladder surgery, prostatectomy and total knee replacement.

Jackson, Miss. (Vocus) October 14, 2009 -- In 2010, no hospital in Mississippi has more Five-Star Ratings than Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., as recognized by HealthGrades, America's leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Baptist is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Vascular Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care, according to a comprehensive annual study released today by HealthGrades. Baptist achieved five stars in carotid surgery, treatment of bowel obstruction, gallbladder surgery, prostatectomy and total knee replacement.

"Our successes are made possible because of our team approach, which inte¬grates our clinical staff with our dedicated medical staff," said Baptist Chief Medical Officer Eric McVey, MD. This study validates our efforts to improve quality and illustrates our focus on patient safety."

Every year America's hospitals are ranked for quality of care. According to the 12th annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America study, top-rated hospitals have a 52 percent lower mortality rate than the U.S. national average. And when the top-rated hospitals were compared to the poorest performers, there wa
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