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 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-North Mississippi located in Oxford, Mississippi, was built in 1963 and became affiliated with the Baptist system in 1989. The hospital is recognized for its cancer center, heart care center, sleep disorders center, and orthopedic services. The hospital has 217 licensed beds and employs approximately 1,100 full-time equivalent workers. In fiscal year 2012, the hospital recorded 908 births, 32,376 emergency room visits, 8,807 surgeries, and 7,616 discharges. The average daily census in 2012 was 102.
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 North Mississippi was valued at more than $241 million; total salaries, wages, and benefits valued $92 million; state and local taxes generated by the hospital was almost $9 million; and more than 2,100 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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