Baptist picks up award for leadership in key areas

May 13, 2013 9:55:00 AM



Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has been awarded top honors for its leadership in clinical quality, safety and patient experience. 


The hospital was awarded the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence May 1 at VHA's national conference in Las Vegas. Baptist was one of only 10 acute care hospitals larger than 250 beds and the only hospital in Mississippi to receive the distinction. 


Winners were selected based on a composite score of value-based purchasing, 30-day readmission rates and Medicare cost data.  


Paul Cade, administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist, credited the doctors, nurses and staff for their hard work.  


"This award recognizes the quality care we provide and our dedication to providing not only consistently high levels of clinical care but also our efforts to continually improve that performance to produce better outcomes for our patients," Baptist Golden Triangle Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jack Reed said.  


VHA, formerly known as Voluntary Hospitals of America, is made up of 1,350 not-for-profit health care organizations and 72,000 non-acute care providers nationwide that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain and identify and implement best practices to improve efficiency and clinical outcomes.  


Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has 315 beds and is the largest regional hospital affiliated with Memphis-based Baptist Memorial Health Care system.