Baptist Huntingdon to Become Baptist Carroll County
Memphis, Tenn., – Baptist Memorial Health Care announced today that Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon would change its name to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County.
This coincides with Baptist’s agreement with Quorum Health Corporation to purchase the assets of McKenzie Regional Hospital in Carroll County. The assets include the hospital buildings, land, equipment and ambulance equipment. Baptist plans to continue operating outpatient diagnostics in partnership with McKenzie Medical Center. Baptist will work with its partner, Priority Ambulance, to ensure uninterrupted 911 ambulance service for all of Carroll County, including McKenzie.
“When Quorum Health approached us about buying the assets of McKenzie Regional Hospital following Quorum’s decision to close the hospital, we considered how we could best serve the community and ensure continued access to health care for all of Carroll County, particularly McKenzie residents,” said Jason Little, president and CEO of Baptist. “By partnering with McKenzie Medical Center, which already offers primary and urgent care to the community, we could focus on strengthening our existing presence in Carroll County and enhance the emergency, specialty and surgical services we provide for all residents. We look forward to serving all of Carroll County at the newly named Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County.”
Baptist, one of the largest health care providers in the country, has 21 hospitals in three states, including the former Baptist Huntingdon in Carroll County. The hospital is 10 miles away from McKenzie Regional Hospital.
“Baptist has been a part of the Carroll County community for 35 years,” said Susan Breeden, administrator and CEO of the former Baptist Huntingdon. “Our medical team is very familiar with the health issues that affect Carroll County residents, and we are dedicated to continuing to provide high-quality and convenient care for them. It is our privilege to welcome and care for all of Carroll County.”
Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Tennessee, has 70 beds and recently began offering access to cardiac specialists through Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, the largest cardiovascular research and health care group in the tristate region. Patients also can access stroke and critical care specialists 24 hours a day through TeleStroke and TeleGuardian eICU. For more information about Baptist Huntingdon or open clinical positions at the hospital, please visit baptistonline.org/westtn.
One of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, 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 21 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 5,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 800 providers; 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. The Baptist system employs more than 18,000 people, and in fiscal year 2015, contributed $313 million in community benefit to areas it serves. For more information, please visit www.baptistonline.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BaptistOnline or Twitter at https://twitter.com/BaptistOnline.