Mississippi Baptist Medical Center makes U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list: Recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 4th Consecutive Year


JACKSON, Miss. –Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital and the No. 1 hospital in Jackson and Mississippi by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row.

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center earned high-performing ratings for fourteen conditions and procedures, including congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart attack, hip replacement, kidney failure, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. This rating, which is the highest U.S. News awards for conditions and procedures, recognizes care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by such factors as patient outcomes.

“It’s an honor to receive recognition as a High Performing Hospital in these important categories,” said Bobbie Ware, CEO and administrator at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. “We have a dedicated and talented medical team here at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, and we are thankful for their continued commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.”

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in the 8th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

For the 2022–2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

“The hospitals named to the U.S. News Honor Roll excel across numerous specialties and service lines,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”

U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures, such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.

On May 1, 2017, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems signed a shared mission agreement with Baptist Memorial Health Care, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Baptist Memorial is the largest not-for-profit health care provider in the Mid-South with hospitals in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. As a result of the shared mission agreement, Baptist Memorial became Mississippi’s fourth largest employer and the largest health care system in the state. Baptist Memorial hospitals offer patients in rural and urban areas access to the region’s largest network of doctors and specialists, as well as access to Epic―one of the country’s most sophisticated electronic health record systems. For more information, please visit baptistonline.org/mbmc or call 601-948-6262.