Baptist North Mississippi ranked No. 1 for quality, accountability

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has been ranked No. 1 among 168 large, specialized complex care medical centers for quality and accountability in the United States for the most recent quarter by Vizient, the nation’s leading health care performance improvement company.

The rankings, based on the Vizient quality and accountability score card, measure performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: mortality, efficiency, safety, patient centeredness and equity.

“These rankings reflect the exceptional skill of our hospital medical staff, the high-quality care provided by our team members, and the excellent systems the hospital has developed to ensure the best outcomes and care for our patients,” said Dr. Paul Levy, chief medical officer at Baptist North Mississippi.

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The Vizient ranking helps participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity.

“Earning this recognition while ranked along with hospitals such as Mayo Clinic, NYU and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, demonstrates our team’s unwavering commitment to ongoing improvement and delivery of quality of care,” said Brian Welton, CEO, and administrator at Baptist North Mississippi. “We are grateful to our team for their tireless efforts and dedication to offering our patients safe high-quality care.”

Baptist North Mississippi is a 217-bed hospital in Oxford that offers a variety of services, including cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, home care and hospice, and a 24-hour emergency room. In November 2017, the hospital moved into a five-story, 600,000-square-foot facility that offers expanded services, including a larger emergency department; advanced technology; and larger rooms for patients and their families.

Since the hospital became affiliated with the Baptist system in 1989, Baptist has invested almost $700 million into the community. For more information, please call 662-636-1000 or visit