Baptist Union County selects Watkins as Service First Champion

Service First Champion
RN Ruby Watkins with BMH CEO and Administrator James Grantham
November 25th, 2019     Health & Wellness

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently announced Ruby Watkins, RN, has been named Service First Champion for the quarter.  Watkins, a nurse in the ICU/Stepdown unit, was nominated by two colleagues.

Service First Champions are individuals who consistently exceed all expectations for the purpose of serving others and are nominated by colleagues, physicians, patients and theirfamily/support persons foroutstanding service.

A colleague wrote, “Mrs. Ruby always treats patients as if they were her own family members, which sets the standard for every employee.”

In another nomination, a colleague stated, “Mrs. Ruby has the patience of a saint with all her patients.  She has such compassion for others and shows God’s love to the ones she cares for.”

“Ruby’s compassion and dedication to her patients exemplifies what a Service First Champion should be,” said James Grantham, CEO and Administrator. “It is people like Ruby who make a real difference at Baptist Union County and in the lives of our patients.”

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 and Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence awards from Healthgrades. Most notably, Baptist Union County became the first hospital in Mississippi to earn 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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