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COLUMBUS, Miss., Oct. 10, 2023 – U.S. News & World Report recently recognized Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle as a High Performing Hospital for heart attack care.

“We’re honored to receive this ranking from U.S. News & World Report,” said Rob Coleman, administrator and CEO of Baptist Golden Triangle. “Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality care to our patients and helping save lives.”

Now in the 34th year, the annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2023–2024 rankings and ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 5,000 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals across multiple areas of care.

“A recent survey of U.S. News users revealed more than four in five consider a hospital’s quality metrics to be important factors when deciding where to seek treatment for a serious medical issue,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Consumers want useful resources to help them assess which hospital can best meet their specific care needs. The 2023–2024 Best Hospitals rankings offer patients and the physicians with whom they consult a data-driven source for comparing performance in outcomes, patient satisfaction and other metrics that matter to them.”

U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures, such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.

With 323 beds, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is one of the largest regional hospitals affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care. More than 100 physicians and surgeons, representing almost every medical specialty, practice at the hospital that offers a full range of comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. In addition to Baptist Cancer Center in Columbus and Starkville, the hospital offers a variety of other services to the community, including Baptist Behavioral Health Care, an extensive rehabilitation department and free community education programs for the public. Baptist Golden Triangle is the only hospital in Mississippi and one of only 20 in the U.S. to have achieved Straight A’s on Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score since 2012. For more information, please call 662-244-1000, visit or follow us on Facebook at