Hospital is Now Merit Health Batesville
Batesville, Miss. (May 18, 2015) – Today, Tri-Lakes Medical Center changes its name to Merit Health Batesville and becomes one of the newest members of the state’s largest health network by number of facilities. Merit Health consists of 12 hospitals across Mississippi affiliated with Community Health Systems.
“Merit Health Batesville is proud to become a part of a statewide health system that strengthens our commitment to providing quality and accessible health care throughout Panola County and surrounding areas. Being part of Mississippi’s largest health network will strengthen our efforts and expand how we serve our community. “ Travis Sisson, CEO Merit Health Batesville
The network has approximately 2,300 licensed beds, 2,500 physicians on the combined active medical staffs, and 7,000 employees, and more than 53,000 admissions and 300,000 emergency department visits each year.
The newest hospitals in the Merit Health network are:
- Tri-Lakes Medical Center will become Merit Health Batesville
- Biloxi Regional Medical Center will become Merit Health Biloxi
- Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center will become Merit Health Gilmore Memorial (Amory)
- Natchez Regional Medical Center and Natchez Community Hospital will become Merit Health Natchez
- Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center will become Merit Health Northwest Mississippi (Clarksdale)
- Wesley Medical Center will become Merit Health Wesley (Hattiesburg)
All programs, services and employed physician practices of these hospitals will also become part of the Merit Health family.
Many hospitals and health systems combine their strengths and resources in order to respond quickly to the rapid changes happening in the healthcare industry. Through their affiliation with Merit Health, hospitals will be able to use the network’s size and shared resources to exchange best clinical practices, operate more efficiently, expand services, and improve access to care.
These hospitals join the six Merit Health affiliates in Jackson and Vicksburg: Merit Health Central (Jackson), Merit Health Madison (Canton), Merit Health Rankin (Brandon), Merit Health River Oaks (Flowood), Merit Health River Region (Vicksburg) and Merit Health Woman’s Hospital (Flowood).
About MERIT HEALTH BATESVILLE
Merit Health Batesville is a 112-bed acute care hospital located in Batesville, Mississippi. The hospital offers quality health care services in emergency care, surgery, radiology, labor and delivery, cardiopulmonary services, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, pharmacy and primary care. Other services include pediatrics, sleep, adult medicine and women’s health clinics. Merit Health Batesville is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.
Merit Health Batesville is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.
About Merit Health
Merit Health serves the healthcare needs of residents of Mississippi through its 12 affiliated hospitals and 120 physician practices. The healthcare system offers a wide array of services including orthopedics, cardiology, women’s health, emergency departments and broad diagnostic medical and surgical services. The network has approximately 2,300 licensed beds, 2,500 physicians on the combined active medical staffs, and 7,000 employees, and more than 53,000 admissions and 300,000 emergency department visits each year. Merit Health Batesville and Merit Health Natchez – Community Campus are owned by partnerships that proudly include physician owners, including certain members of the respective hospital’s medical staff.