Mission: The mission of baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Is to serve the community with respect to providing quality healthcare services and education.
Programs: Baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Provides quality medical healthcare regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, or age. Although reimbursement for services rendered is critical to the operation and stability of baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. It is recognized that not all individuals possess the ability to purchase essential medical services, and further, that the mission of baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Is to serve the community with respect to providing healthcare services and healthcare education. (see schedule o, pg 56 for continuation)therefore, in keeping with its commitment to serve all members of its community, baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Provides the following:--free care and/or subsidized care where the need and/or an individual's inability to pay coexist,--care provided to persons covered by governmental programs at below cost, and--health activities and programs to support the communitythese activities include wellness programs, community education programs, and special programs for the elderly, handicapped, medically underserved, and a variety of broad community support activities. Baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Program services for the period ending september 30, 2014 included:--the oncology department performed 81,128 procedures at a cost of $34,127,452. --the radiology department performed 27,912 procedures at a cost of $1,449,986. --the laboratory department had 85,882 patient days at a cost of $1,324,205. --the emergency department had 19,378 visits at a cost of $1,321. 968. --the surgery department performed 999 surgeries at a cost of $1,319,953. During the year ending september 30, 2014, baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Provided services for 1,221 inpatients and more than 43,920 outpatients. Baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Provides care to persons covered by governmental programs from which the hospital receives less than market value reimbursement. Recognizing its mission to the community, services are provided to medicare, medicaid and uninsured patients. To the extent reimbursement is below cost, baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Recognizes these amounts as charity care in meeting its mission to the entire community. During the year ending september 30, 2014, the un-reimbursed value of providing care to these patients was $140,553,255. Charity care is also provided through many reduced price services and free programs offered throughout the year based upon activities and services which baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. Believes will serve a bona fide community health need. Breast cancer awareness-during october the mammography patients received promotional educational materials as well as give-aways to promote awareness. Breast cancer awareness give away items are given to all women who come in during the month of october to have their mammograms. Ads are run in the covington leader to encourage women to get mammograms. We also provided an educational luncheon. Nursing students from dyersburg state come to baptist memorial hospital-tipton, inc. To complete their clinical rotations. Students also come from concorde career college to receive training in the lab, respiratory therapy, radiology and pharmacy. Educational programs were offered to the public on a periodic basis. Also various support and community groups regularly meet in the hospital meeting rooms. Meeting and conference rooms were offered to area community groups such as the lions club, exchange club, the volunteer chaplains, hospital volunteer auxiliary, diabetes support groups, foster parent training groups, the gideons, and monthly meetings for the ms self help group. In addition, community team captains for the march of dimes hold their luncheons, catered by the hospital, while preparing for the yearly walk america campaign in april. Direct support:--american hospital association--tennessee hospital association--tipton covington chamber of commerce--south tipton chamber of commerce--american cancer society--march of dimes/walk america--carl perkins child abuse prevention center--munford high school--covington high school--law enforcement for tiptoncommunity activities:--march of dimes-walk america--career day at high school--speakers on health topics for rotary club, lions club, exchange club and area schools--united way--health fairs --celebrate munford--heritage day in covington--tipton county commission on aging-breast cancer awareness--crestview elementary--munford elementary--community advisory board--covington library--rotary club--junior auxiliary of tipton county--adult total leadership--youth total leadership--educational luncheons--american red cross--lifeblood holds quarterly blood drives at the hospital each year. --cpr classes are held at various times throughout the year.