Medical Services at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

The ER in Southaven, Mississippi

7601 Southcrest Parkway 
Southaven, MS 38671
(Off Goodman Road at I-55, exit 289)

Conveniently located right off I-55 just south of Memphis, TN, Baptist DeSoto’s level-three trauma center emergency department treats more than 65,000 patients each year from DeSoto county and surrounding areas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And as North Mississippi’s population continues to grow, so do we. We’ve updated and expanded our ER with 55 beds to provide additional patient care areas, more seating in our waiting room, and three additional triage rooms to help reduce wait time for arriving patients. We have also streamlined our admissions processes to decrease the time a patient has to wait before being seen by our medical team. Baptist DeSoto’s emergency department is staffed with experienced, board-certified doctors, specialists, nurses and clinicians to take care of children, adults and elderly patients.

The Obstetrics ER

In 2018, Baptist DeSoto opened our first emergency department dedicated to expectant mothers. Our obstetrics emergency room in our Women’s Pavilion is staffed around the clock with board-certified OB/GYN doctors to care for women and give them added reassurance when something doesn’t feel right. You can count on us to provide immediate care for pregnancy or post-partum related emergencies until your OB/GYN can arrive or, if needed, administer complete care.

Advanced Cardiovascular ER Services

Baptist DeSoto’s emergency department also offers advanced cardiovascular care and services with Stern Cardiovascular doctors and specialists. Part of one of the largest emergency departments in North Mississippi, our comprehensive heart program and emergency services are accredited by the American College of Cardiology as a chest pain treatment center. Our team of experts performs life-saving interventions and procedures to treat blockages in the heart in fewer minutes than the national average.

The Heart of Emergency Care in Southaven

When new mom Heather woke up one morning with an unusual chest pain, she thought it was nothing serious. She was young, and had three children to care for. But when the pain got worse, she decided to go to the emergency department at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Today, she credits the cardiologists and nurses at Baptist for saving her life. Here’s her story:

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Primary Stroke Center

Baptist DeSoto has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Primary Stroke Center Certification, a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Baptist DeSoto’s stroke team includes a neurologist and several departments — emergency services, nursing, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, therapy and more – working together to quickly assess signs of a potential stroke and begin administering the care necessary for our patients.

Maternity and Childbirth

At Baptist DeSoto, we believe every birth is a beautiful beginning, and we are here to assist you and your family with your transition to new, or renewed, parenthood. Our service and care are designed to help you to learn as much as possible about your baby’s needs and your own well-being. And our family-focused approach enables us to personalize our care for each family based on your values and beliefs.

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An Accredited Comprehensive Heart Program

American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI American College of Cardiology Heart Failure seal American College of Cardiology Chest Pain Center seal American College of Cardiology Cardiac Cath Lap seal

Baptist is leading the way for better heart care in Mississippi with innovative practices and technology. And now, we’re accredited by the American College of Cardiology for chest pain, heart failure and cardiac cath lab.

Earning the ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation means we have proven exceptional competency and compassion in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. We have streamlined our processes from admission to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, as well as enhanced patient-focused services including appropriate post-discharge care and recommendations and assistance in patient lifestyle changes.

The ACC Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation is based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of our read team's ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who come to the cardiac cath lab. Our processes are designed to ensure quality and patient safety, including infection control, radiation safety, universal protocol, and enhanced patient communication, patient family communication, discharge instructions and follow-up information.

The ACC Heart Failure Accreditation recognizes our read team’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.

World-class Cardiac Care

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto offers advanced cardiovascular procedures and give you exclusive access to the renowned cardiologists of the Stern Cardiovascular Foundation.

We also offer HeartScore, a 10-minute CT scan of your heart that uses no needles and no fasting; you don't even have to run on a treadmill. If you smoke or have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and/or a family history of coronary artery disease, you could be at risk. Please call for more information or to schedule an appointment. Your results will be sent to your physician or one of our board-certified cardiologists for review.

Know Your HeartScore

If you smoke or have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or a family history of coronary artery disease, you could be at risk for heart disease. Baptist’s HeartScore test is a simple, 10-minute scan that can detect heart disease before symptoms even occur. It’s quick, it’s painless, and it could save your life.

Call 662-772-3144 to schedule your HeartScore screening.

Cardiac catheterization is a common procedure that allows doctors to open up arteries and detect potential heart issues. Traditionally, this procedure is performed via the femoral artery near the groin and can be very painful. We offer an alternative: Radial artery cardiac catheterization, performed through the radial artery at the wrist, is much more comfortable and often allows patients to leave the hospital on the day they have the procedure.

Other heart and vascular programs at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto include aneurysm repair, angioplasty stenting, cardiopulmonary, carotid bypass, echo, and peripheral vascular.

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Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program is dedicated to returning patients to the level of physical, mental, social and emotional functioning they enjoyed before cardiovascular disease. This process often means making lifestyle changes, and your cardiac rehab team can include medical, exercise, nutrition and mental health specialists as part of the Pritikin Certified™ Intensive Cardiac Rehab program.

The Pritikin program at Baptist DeSoto provides you with support and education as you recover and adapt after a heart event, such as a heart attack, helping you set and monitor your health and wellness goals. The program includes individualized, medically supervised exercise, as well as education emphasizing a healthy mindset, stress reduction, and an eating plan. For additional support and hands-on education, we also offer healthy cooking classes, nutrition workshops and healthy mindset workshops.

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The American College of Cardiology awarded Baptist DeSoto's Chest Pain Center accreditation with Primary PCI for its demonstrated expertise and commitment to treating patients with chest pain. The accreditation is based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. In addition, Baptist DeSoto has been recognized by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) as a Chest Pain Platinum Provider.

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Heart Healthy Resources

As part of our cardiac care at Baptist DeSoto, we strive to educate our patients and their families on what they can do to lower their risk for heart disease. To that end, we provide timely, useful information to help you and your loved ones enjoy lifelong heart health. We make available a number of resources, including printable flyers and educational materials, for you to use and share.

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Rehabilitation Services

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Our 30-bed Inpatient Rehab unit offers both advanced therapy equipment and a friendly engaged interdisciplinary team who helps those who are unable to perform normal daily activities due to: stroke, head injury, hip fractures, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, major multiple trauma, amputation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other debilitating conditions resulting in loss of independence in self-care and mobility.

Patient Expectations for Admission:

  • Motivated and willing to participate
  • Medically stable
  • 24-hour nursing
  • Medical supervision at least three days per week
  • Ability to significantly improve functional activities, ex. mobility, self-care
  • Minimum of two skilled therapies with an average of 3 hours of therapy, 5 days a week
  • Interdisciplinary team intervention
  • Discharge plan: safe return to home or community-based environment

Nationally Recognized for Improved Patient Outcomes

Baptist DeSoto’s inpatient rehabilitation programs are accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for our quality services and ongoing record of meeting our patients’ needs for best possible outcomes. To maintain our accreditation, we must make available annual reports of our services and patient outcomes. You can read our most recent report here.

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Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Baptist Rehabilitation DeSoto offers patients customized services such as:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Certified Hand Therapy (CHT)
  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • VitalStim™ (for patients with difficulty swallowing)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
  • McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP)
  • Access to cardiovascular training equipment
  • BioStep and SciFit equipment
  • Fluidotherapy

Outpatient Rehabilitation hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please call 662-772-2120 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The address is 401 Southcrest Circle, Suite 101, Southaven, MS.

DeSoto Athletic Club (DAC) offers the following rehabilitation services to patients:

  • Physical therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
  • Mulligan Manual Therapy Concept
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Integrative dry needling
  • Access to fully equipped gym with indoor track and turf
  • Access to advanced Cybex equipment and free weights for strengthening
  • Access to cardiovascular training equipment
  • BioStep and SciFit equipment

We are proud to now have therapists trained in Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training, a new and innovative way to safely and quickly reduce recovery time. In BFR training, a cuff is placed around the arm or leg in order to partially (up to 80%) block the blood flow to the limb. This restricts the amount of oxygen being delivered to the muscles and creates a physiological environment where a lighter weight induces the same muscular response as a heavy weight. When BFR training is used with strength training exercises, it allows for a more rapid increase in muscle size and strength, which can decrease the length of recovery time.

Baptist Rehabilitation (DAC location) hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please call 662-349-7329 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The address is 3121 Creech Drive #1, Southaven, MS.

Rehabilitation Garden: The simple process of growing flowers and vegetables on the Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto campus helps rehabilitation patients to increase mobility, endurance, strength/muscle tone and motor coordination. Gardening activities have also been found to help build memory, attention, concentration, correct sequencing, and problem solving as well as name and color identification. Patients also interact socially by participating in group activities, all of which help to alleviate depression and build self-esteem and motivation.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services 

AACVPR Certified SealThe American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has certified Baptist DeSoto’s pulmonary rehabilitation program for our commitment to providing high-quality patient care and services, and improving patients’ quality of life by always enhancing our standards of care.

We provide outpatient rehabilitation services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other serious lung diseases. The program offers patients instruction on proper breathing techniques, conserving energy in daily living, identifying the signs of fatigue and exercises that build endurance.

Women’s Center

Dedicated to diagnosing illnesses that tend to affect women more often than men, the center features advanced diagnostic systems, including 3 digital mammography units, with 2 3-D mammography capabilities, a GE ultrasound unit and a bone density unit to test for diseases such as breast cancer and osteoporosis. A stereotactic biopsy unit allows physicians, through a minimally invasive procedure, to take breast tissue samples without surgery.

Baptist Cancer Center-DeSoto

The Radiation Oncology Center is dedicated to providing advanced, convenient care in a comfortable environment. Our Varian TrueBeam™ radiotherapy system targets tumors with accuracy measured in millimeters, allowing clinicians to tailor patients' treatments for their particular type of cancer.

Other systems at the cancer center include: chemotherapy infusion, image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiosurgery/therapy (SRS/SRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and the TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator.

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Outpatient Diagnostic Center

The center is the home of DeSoto County's first open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. In addition, the center houses an advanced computerized tomography (CT) scanning machine, a high-field 1.5 Tesla MRI machine, 2 radiographic rooms and 2 ultrasound rooms, which enable the center’s staff to perform a full battery of tests.

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Inpatient Hospice Care Unit

Baptist DeSoto offers general inpatient hospice services within the hospital for patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and a limited life expectancy, who cannot be cared for at home due to uncontrolled pain or complex care requirements. For more information, call 662-578-8402.

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Sleep Disorders Center

The Baptist DeSoto Sleep Disorders Center offers a comprehensive range of services and treatments for all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder. Located within the hospital, the center offers all-night polysomnographic monitoring and daytime nap testing using four sound-insulated sleep rooms with private bathrooms. Sleep disorder evaluation appointments are usually made through physician referrals. For more information about the sleep center, call 662-772-3693.

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