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Baptist-DeSoto receives recognitions

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven has received two significant recognitions as a hospital.

The hospital was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a high-performing hospital for treating congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, heart attack and kidney failure.

“Being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high performer is a testament to the expertise of our team members,” said Brian Hogan, administrator and CEO of Baptist DeSoto. “But to receive this recognition during a global pandemic makes this recognition extra special for our team and highlights the quality of care they provide.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in the 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or common elective procedures.

The award comes after evaluations of over 4,750 medical centers across the country. 

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. 

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

Baptist-DeSoto has also earned the American Heart Association’s Achievement Award for implementing quality improvement measures to help ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

This award is part of American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs, which help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events. 

“Baptist-DeSoto is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to helping patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” Hogan said. “Get with the Guidelines programs help put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients.”

This year, Baptist DeSoto has also received the Get With The Guidelines — Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll awards. 

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients who have conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical. 

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