Baptist Booneville receives “A” rating and named a Top Rural Hospital by Leapfrog Group


BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville was named a Top Rural Hospital and received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

This national distinction celebrates the hospital’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors.

“Baptist Booneville is honored to be recognized as a Top Rural Hospital by the LeapFrog Group,” said James Grantham, CEO and administrator at Baptist Booneville. “It demonstrates the excellence of our team members and their commitment to Prentiss County residents.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Baptist Booneville’s team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

To see Baptist Booneville’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit

Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps for patient safety. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey and new Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Survey collect and transparently report hospital and ASC performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest valued care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog's other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. For more, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and sign up for our newsletter.

Baptist Booneville offers general surgery, diagnostic services, critical care and other acute care services. The hospital operates one of the few geriatric psychiatric units in the area, as well as an Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Unit and Sleep Disorders Lab. It also features a specialty clinic that includes ophthalmology and orthopedic services. For more information, please call 662-720-5000 or visit