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Baptist Union County named to nation’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals

Baptist Hospital Top 100 Rural & Community Hosp. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County is nationally ranked as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.

NEW ALBANY, MISS. – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has been named as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Regarded by experts as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

“Our hospital is committed to delivering excellence,” said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator at Baptist Union County. “Garnering such recognition is outward evidence of an incredibly strong, committed team of health care professionals delivering outstanding care on a consistent basis.”

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Share, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

About Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 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 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@ivantagehealth.com.

About Baptist Union County:
Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, cancer center, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour expanded emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and comprehensive diagnostic services, including an American College of Radiology-Accredited Breast Care Center of Excellence.

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