Baptist Union County earns prestigious award from Quest


NEW ALBANY, Miss. - Premier, Inc. has recognized Baptist Memorial Hosiptal-Union County with the Quest® Award for High-Value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care.

Only three hospitals in the nation received the award for achieving top performance in all seven of the areas measured in Premier's Quest collaborative, including cost and efficiency; inpatient and outpatient evidence-based care; mortality; safety; patient experience; and appropriate hospital use.

"Baptist Union County's participation in the QUEST collaborative reinforces our commitment to reliably deliver the best care experience to the community we serve," said Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. "We're proud to receive the QUEST Award as we continue down our path of enhancing patient outcomes and health."

QUEST is a performance improvement collaborative of approximately 365 hospitals working to make health care safer, more efficient and consistently effective.

Premier Inc, is a leading health care improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform health care. A Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving health care industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, the recipient of many awards and accolades, was most recently recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by the Safecare Group® in the category for hospitals between 100 and 400 beds. The hospital was awarded the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades and was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, in 2012 and 2013. Baptist Union County offers a variety of health care services, including adult and pediatric inpatient services, labor and delivery, outpatient and laser surgery and a 24-hour, newly renovated emergency room. The hospital also offers telemedicine and imaging and laboratory services, including an American College of Radiology-accredited MRI machine.

For more information, please call 662-538-7631 or visit