Published on February 21, 2012

National Publication Ranks Baptist Memorial Health Care Among Top Health Systems Becker’s Names Baptist Among Top 61 in Nation

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–Becker’s Hospital Review, a national, bimonthly health care publication, recently announced Baptist Memorial Health Care as one of 61 Integrated Health Systems to Know.

The 61 systems recognized have achieved high levels of integration as demonstrated through strong physician alignment and addressing the continuum of care through other health care entities such as clinics, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric care facilities, medical groups and accountable care organizations.

“We are honored to be listed among the top health care organizations by Becker’s Hospital Review,” said Stephen C.  Reynolds, president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care. “At Baptist, we work tirelessly to help ensure optimum care for our patients by providing access to an array of health services beyond direct patient care.”

Baptist was selected based on data from health care analytics company SDI, nominations and careful research by the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team. Health systems cannot pay to be included on the list.
Baptist College of Health Sciences; Baptist Memorial Home Care Inc.; female-centric services like Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and the Women’s Health Center, a comprehensive breast health clinic; and the recent formation of Baptist Medical Group, a multi specialty physician practice, have paved the way for Baptist to provide care to Mid-South communities during multiple stages of life.

Becker’s Hospital Review offers business, legal news and analytics related to hospitals and health care systems. Each issue reaches an audience of more than 18,000, consisting primarily of acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs.

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; and a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers. Baptist has more than 2,300 licensed beds systemwide, employs more than 12,000 people and has approximately 85,000 admissions annually.



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