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Merger Fact Sheet  

What this merger will bring to our communities

  • Baptist Memorial and Mississippi Baptist share a common mission and 100+-year commitment to providing excellent care in a Christian healing environment.
  • This merger gives Mississippi Baptist the opportunity to get the best electronic medical record in the country.
  • This partnership will allow us to care for an even greater number of patients and to reach even more underserved communities.
  • In addition to our hospitals, our doctors will unite as one group.
  • We will preserve your access to your local health care providers and hospitals.
  • Combining our resources, expertise and talent will allow us to more quickly acquire and implement new technologies and best practices.
  • By joining forces, we will be better able to control costs and provide better infrastructure and technology to make it even more convenient for patients to get care when and where they need it.
  • Our combined organization will be:
    • One of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country (measured by total number of hospitals)
    •  The largest provider in the Mid-South
    •  The largest health care system in Mississippi
    • Mississippi’s fourth largest employer
  • Our combined organization will serve:
    • Every county in Mississippi
    • Half the population of Mississippi
    • Three of the four fastest-growing counties in Mississippi

Baptist Memorial’s presence in Mississippi before the merger

Even before the merger, Baptist Memorial was one of Mississippi’s largest health care providers. Baptist Memorial has maintained a significant presence in Mississippi for more than 20 years. In addition to Mississippi Baptist, Baptist Memorial’s Mississippi presence includes:

  • Five affiliate hospitals
  • Three Baptist Cancer Center locations
  • Open-heart surgery services in two hospitals
  •  A behavioral health facility
  •  Labor and delivery in three hospitals
  • Nearly 40 Baptist Medical Group clinics that employ more than 130 doctors and nurse practitioners
  • Last year, Baptist Memorial’s Mississippi hospitals had:
    •  4,600 births
    • 21,000 surgeries
    • 36,000 inpatient admissions
    •  174,000 outpatient visits
    • 190,000 ER visits

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is scheduled to open a new, $300 million replacement hospital Oxford in November.