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Business brief: Baptist Memorial honored


Special to The Dispatch



Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle was recently selected 'Hospital of the Year' 100 beds or more, by the Mississippi Nurses Association. Baptist Golden Triangle was honored with the prestigious Nightingale Award on Monday, March 3. The Nightingale Awards are given annually by the Mississippi Nurses Association and the Mississippi Nurses Foundation to honor individuals and organizations that have made a special effort to excel in the area of health care. This year, more than 80 nurses and hospitals across the state were nominated in 15 different categories. 


"I was honored to accept the Mississippi Nurses' Association Nightingale 'Hospital of the Year' Award for hospitals with more than 100 beds on behalf of each of our employees at Baptist Golden Triangle," said Paul Cade, administrator and CEO of Baptist Golden Triangle. "I was extremely proud to represent each of them in front of a room full of health care professionals from across the state. This award is a testament to the hard work of our employees, physicians and volunteers to provide quality care to our patients and speaks volumes about the contributions they make to the health care of our community," he added. "We are very proud of Baptist Golden Triangle's employees for receiving a top honor," said Randy King, vice president and market leader for Baptist Memorial Health Care. "Baptist Golden Triangle employees and physicians work hard every day to provide quality patient care," he added. 


Cade said he felt the hospital's recent quality recognitions, especially the 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, was a major factor in receiving this year's top Nightingale honor. Baptist Golden Triangle was recognized in May 2013 as one of only 10 acute care hospitals larger than 250 beds and the only hospital in Mississippi to receive the VHA Award which honors hospitals across the United States for achieving national performance standards in the areas of clinical quality, safety and patient experience.




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