National quality organization recognizes Baptist Golden Triangle as a top performer


COLUMBUS, Miss. –Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle was recently honored as a top performer for the Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum Quality and Accountability Award, specifically in the Complex Care Medical Centers cohort.

Vizient uses patient-centered data from its clinical database, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network to measure member organizations’ performance in six domains — safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness, mortality and equity of care.

“Recognition from a national organization for providing superior care is a great honor and a testament to the diligent work performed by our colleagues at Baptist Golden Triangle,” said Paul Cade, administrator and CEO of Baptist Golden Triangle.

Nationwide, 148 hospitals were ranked in the complex care medical center category out of 650 hospitals participating. The Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking helps participating 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. The recognition period is from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

With 315 beds, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is the largest regional hospital affiliated with the Memphis, Tennessee-based Baptist Memorial Health Care system. More than 100 physicians and surgeons, representing almost every medical specialty, practice at the hospital that offers a full range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. In addition to the Baptist Cancer Center in Columbus and Starkville, the hospital offers a variety of other services to the community, including Baptist Behavioral Health Care for those with behavioral and mental health problems; an extensive rehabilitation department; and free community education programs for the public. Baptist Golden Triangle is the only hospital in Mississippi and one of only 22 in the U.S. to have achieved Straight ‘A’s in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score since 2012. For more information, please call 662-244-1000 or visit or follow us on Facebook at