Baptist Union Co. a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

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Baptist Union Co. medical leaders: (l-r) Dr. H.F. Mason, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tim Thompson, Medical Director of Hospital Medicine, and Dr. Robert Pitcock, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine.
May 8th, 2020     Business Featured

New Albany, Miss., May 07, 2020- Baptist Union County in New Albany, Mississippi,today announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from The Chartis Center for Rural Health,” said James Grantham, CEO at Baptist Union County. “Our health care professionals here at Baptist Union County work hard every day to ensure the quality and safety of the health care we provide. We’re thankful to have such a talented and dedicated team.”

Based entirely on publicly available data, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span market-, value- and finance-based categories. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Rural & Community Hospitals nationally.

“The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of top 100 alumni as we celebrate 10 years of The Hospital Strength INDEX,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@chartis.com.

About Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County
Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction. The Chartis Center for Rural Health also recognized the hospital as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country.
For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit unioncounty.baptistonline.org.

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