Baptist Memorial Health Care is an award-winning network dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care for patients.
Baptist Memorial Health Care operates 14 hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Northeast Arkansas. With more than of 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-Golden Triangle, located in Columbus, Mississippi, was founded in 1969 and became affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1993. In 2005, the hospital completed a $34.0 million construction project that included 151 new patient beds. The hospital has approximately 1,100 full-time equivalent employees and 315 licensed beds. In fiscal year 2012, the hospital’s average daily census was 102; it recorded 55,908 emergency room visits, 900 births, 5,576 surgeries, and 7,630 discharges.
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 Golden Triangle was valued at more than $193 million; total salaries, wages, and benefits valued $77 million; state and local taxes generated by the hospital was more than $6 million; and more than 1,800 full and part time jobs were created.
The report was prepared by Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research Center for Manpower Studies Fogelman at the College of Business & Economics at The University of Memphis
The economic impacts described in this report were derived from Baptist's total net revenues from direct operations during fiscal year 2012 (FY2012) using the IMPLAN© statistical model. In the course of normal operations, Baptist spends these revenues on a wide variety of goods and services, including medical supplies, wages and benefits, contract labor, repairs and maintenance, food services, and non-medical supplies and services. Subsequently, both Baptist employees and employees and owners of Baptist suppliers spend incomes derived via business or employment with Baptist across all spectrums of the local economy.
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