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Baptist Health Center is a faith-based health organization with multiple locations in Mississippi whose goal is to provide care in a way that reflects the traditions of Christian disciplines, Baptist’s website says. The hospital’s core values include integrity, compassion, excellence, stewardship and innovation. Baptist features centers that offer services in various fields, such as cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, neuroscience, pediatrics, sleep disorders and many more.

Doctors John Ferrar Hunter and Harley Shands, both from Jackson, founded Baptist as a clinic in 1908. The Mississippi Baptist Convention acquired the property in 1911 and began the series of expansions that led it to be the organization that is is today, one Jacksonians revere enough to bestow upon it the honor of Best Hospital in this year’s Best of Jackson Medical edition.

For more information, visit mbhs.org — Nate Schumann

WINNER: Best Hospital

Address: 1225 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202

Phone number: 601-968-1000

 
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