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Columbus hospital picks up national honor

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Updated: 5/09/2013 12:19 pm
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.

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