Published on April 07, 2014

Baptist Memphis listed among 100 Great Hospitals in America

Only hospital in MidSouth to make the list

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 7, 2014 – Baptist Memorial Health Care recently hired Dr. Mark Swanson to serve and lead as chief quality officer.

To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated reputable hospital ranking sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics' 100 TopHospitals, Healthgrades, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, The LeapFrog Group and several other resources.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the organizations listed offer some of the greatest medical advancements in U.S. health care history, and they are also the bastions of their respective communities — serving the roles of academic hubs or local mainstays.

"We are so proud that we are listed as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America," said Derick Ziegler, CEO and administrator of Baptist Memphis. "Our colleagues and physicians work hard daily to deliver high-quality health care with advanced technology and procedures. We are honored to be able to provide these services to our patients and to be the only area hospital on the list."

The Baptist Memphis campus includes the 706-bed hospital that is the flagship of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system. It serves as a major referral center for patients from across the Mid-South and offers many diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. The hospital has added hundreds of beds in the past few years, with the opening of a new patient tower and the Baptist Heart Institute. For more information on Baptist Memphis, please call 901-226-5000 or visit

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