Home » NEWS » Health » Tupelo's North Mississippi Health Services wins Baldrige Award

Tupelo's North Mississippi Health Services wins Baldrige Award

North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo is one of four organizations selected nationwide as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. It won in the health care category.

North Mississippi Health Services serves 24 rural counties in northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama. (Photo courtesy of North Mississippi Health Services)

The award was announced today by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.

This is the 25th anniversary of the award, which is presented in four sectors, including one repeat recipient and a health network recognized for the same honor earned previously by its flagship hospital. North Mississippi Medical Center, the primary hospital of North Mississippi Health Services, had previously won a Baldrige Award in 2006, also in the health care category.

This year’s other recipients are Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas (manufacturing); MESA Products Inc., Tulsa, Okla. (small business); and City of Irving, Irving, Texas (nonprofit). MESA previously received a Baldrige Award in 2006, also in the small business category.

North Mississippi Health Services serves 24 rural counties in northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama. It includes six hospitals, four nursing homes and 34 clinics. It has Mississippi facilities in Tupelo, Baldwyn, Eupora, Iuka, Pontotoc and West Point and Hamilton, Ala.

NMHS has workforce of 6,226 employees and 491 physicians. Net revenue in 2011 was $730 million.

Read more about the award and its recipients at the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program website.

 

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Frank Brown

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*