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Baptist Memorial Health Care is an award-winning network dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care for patients.

Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto

Baptist Memorial Health Care operates 14 hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Northeast Arkansas. With more than 12,000 full-time equivalent employees, Baptist serves the medical needs of its communities, while also playing a significant role in area economies.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto is located in Southaven, Mississippi, and was built in 1988, with a 447,000-square-foot tower added in 2006. The hospital was the first in DeSoto County to offer open-heart surgery, radiation therapy, and an open MRI. The hospital contains 339 licensed beds and has approximately 1,966 full-time equivalent employees. In fiscal year 2012, the hospital recorded 60,663 emergency room visits, 1,941 births, 5,381 surgeries, 15,801 discharges, and had an average daily census of 214.

A study conducted by the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis showed the economic impact of Baptist on the surrounding local economies. The total production of goods and services created by Baptist DeSoto was valued at more than $504 million; total salaries, wages, and benefits valued $219 million; state and local taxes generated by the hospital was almost $17million; and more than 3,900 full and part time jobs were created.