Published on January 26, 2011

Survey Names Baptist Memorial Health Care as the Highest Ranked Hospital in Mid-South

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Baptist Memorial Health Care was named among the nation's top integrated health care networks in a recent survey published by Modern Healthcare and conducted by SDI.

Baptist placed 11th nationally and first in the Mid-South in the 2010 SDI IHN 100--a nationwide study of nearly 600 integrated health care networks, which includes some of the most prestigious health care systems in the country.

"We are proud to be included in this list again this year," said Stephen C. Reynolds, president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care. "This ranking confirms that our colleagues and physicians are delivering high-quality care intelligently and efficiently."

To create the list, SDI, a health care data and consulting firm based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., evaluates each network's ability to operate as a unified organization in eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization and physicians. This marks the 12th year Baptist has been included in the top 100.

One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. Baptist has more than 2,600 licensed beds systemwide, employs more than 12,000 people and has approximately 85,000 admissions annually.

For more information about Baptist, please visit www.baptistonline.org or call 800-4-BAPTIST.

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