COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle recently picked up a national honor.
The healthcare facility was named a recipient of the 2013 VHA Leadership for Clinical Excellence award.
The award honors hospitals for achieving national performance standards for all three Leadership award categories; clinical quality, safety and patient experience.
The winners achieve top performance in care measures tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Those include Value-Based Purchasing Total Performance Score, 30-day readmission rates and Medicare cost data.
BMH-GT is one of only 10 acute care hospitals larger than 250 beds and the only hospital in Mississippi to receive the distinction.
VHA is made up of 1,350 not-for-profit health care organizations and 72,000 non-acute care providers nationwide.