Baptist Union County to offer heart scans for American Heart Month


NEW ALBANY, Miss. –Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will offer $50 HeartScore screenings, also known as coronary calcium scans, throughout February for American Heart Month.

HeartScore screenings are a noninvasive computerized tomography scan of the heart that measures the amount of calcium in coronary arteries. Although calcium is necessary for many body functions, it deposits as plaque in arteries. Recent research has shown a direct correlation between the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries and the likelihood of a future heart attack. HeartScore is a painless, noninvasive scan that takes approximately 10 minutes.

“American Heart Month is a good reminder to get screened for heart-related issues,” said James Grantham, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. “We are happy to help provide this type of preventive care close to home.”

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 662-538-2133 and are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hospital, located at 200 Highway 30 West. Fasting is not required and participants should avoid caffeine 12 hours before appointments.

Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, a sleep lab, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has PET/CT scans, 3D mammography, telemedicine services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group and multiple Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence awards from Healthgrades. For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit