Published on March 04, 2010

Baptist DeSoto’s Inpatient Rehab Ranked in 99th Percentile for Quality

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The inpatient rehabilitation program at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto ranked in the 99th percentile for quality in a recent Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation report.

This is the second consecutive year the program ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation. UDS based the rankings on performance outcomes from 2009, including the delivery of care that is effective, efficient, safe and patient-centered, when compared with 805 other inpatient rehabilitation programs nationwide.

"This ranking reflects what we already know about Baptist DeSoto. Our employees keep service, quality and patient safety their top priorities, and we're thankful to have these leaders serving our community," said Randy King, administrator and CEO of Baptist DeSoto.  "We are so proud of our inpatient rehabilitation staff and their dedication to providing compassionate care that goes above and beyond."

Baptist DeSoto is a 339-bed hospital that offers diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. In 2001, the hospital completed an expansion project that nearly doubled its size, expanded its labor and delivery services and added open-heart surgery and radiation therapy. In April 2001, the Baptist DeSoto Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Women's Center opened, which houses DeSoto County's first open MRI, mammography services and other diagnostic tools. In November 2006, Baptist DeSoto opened a new, 11-story tower, featuring all-private rooms, expanded operating suites and a new emergency room. For more information about Baptist DeSoto, please call 662-772-4000 or visit desoto.baptistonline.org.

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