Baptist Golden Triangle Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality Facility


COLUMBUS, Miss. – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle was recently designated an Aetna Institute of Quality Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment.

This designation recognizes hospitals and facilities in Aetna’s network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions and consistently deliver evidence-based, safe care.

“Our team works hard to deliver high-quality, comprehensive cardiac care to people in our region,” said Kayla Pruitt, associate administrator of cardiac services at Baptist Golden Triangle. “The Aetna Institute of Quality Designation is the result of continuous performance improvement from our team and attention to consistent outcomes for our cardiac patients.”

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs.

Baptist Golden Triangle offers a full range of cardiac diagnostic services to identify and treat heart disease. These services include invasive procedures, such as the transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and other forms of cardiac surgery and noninvasive procedures like stress tests and HEART score tests.

About Baptist Golden Triangle

With 315 beds, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is one of the largest regional hospitals 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, which offers a full range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. In addition to Baptist Cancer Center locations in Columbus and Starkville, the hospital offers a variety of other services, 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. For more information, please call 662-244-1000 or visit or follow us on Facebook at