Baptist Union County Names Dr. Robert Barnett as Chief Medical Officer

NEMiss.News Dr. Barnett new chief medical officer
Dr. Robert Barnet, Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Hospital-Union County
December 30th, 2020     Featured News Health & Wellness




NEW ALBANY, MISS., December 30, 2020 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently named Dr. Robert Barnett as its chief medical officer.  The position was previously held by Dr. H.F. Mason, who has accepted the chief medical officer role at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto.

Dr. Barnett will have direct responsibility for medical staff relations and will focus on quality of care, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency for physician-driven services, according to the hospital’s CEO and administrator, James Grantham.

Dr. Barnett, who served as chief of medical staff from 2019-2020, will continue hisOB/GYN practice at the Advanced OB/GYN Clinic.  Prior to moving to New Albany in 2015, Dr. Barnett served as chief medical officer for the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Texas.

A native of Missouri, Dr. Barnett is highly respected among his medical colleagues and community members, according to hospital leadership. He and his wife, Kim, have five children, and are active in the community.

He attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and completed his residency at Washington University Department of OB/GYN.

“Dr. Barnett is a perfect fit for this role,” said James Grantham. “He has an outstanding knowledge of best practices in surgery, and has a firm grasp of how physicians and hospital leadership can work together to produce the best possible experience for patients and families.”

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


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