Medical Services at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle
Emergency Room for Columbus, Mississippi
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle serves the region as a Level III trauma center. Our hospital’s 38-bed emergency department is always open to provide the care you need. We treat about 67,000 patients each year from Lowndes and surrounding counties, making our emergency room one of the busiest in the Baptist system.
The Baptist Golden Triangle emergency room is located at:
Behavioral Health Services
As with many other diseases, we know that substance abuse, mental and behavioral health problems and chemical dependency issues can be serious, life changing and debilitating. People seeking treatment for these health issues deserve to feel cared for and safe.
Our highly qualified multidisciplinary team provides short-term inpatient and outpatient services and is trained to diagnose and treat a variety of mental and behavioral health issues. Our goal is to help patients attain an optimal level of functionality to improve the quality of their lives in a safe, secure environment.
Inpatient services in our 30-bed facility include psychiatric hospitalization and/or medical detox for patients 18 years and above. Admission is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Initial assessments to determine admission are free and confidential. To learn more about our inpatient behavioral services, contact us at 662-244-2161.
Outpatient services for patients of all ages include individual, couples and family counseling; group therapy; medication management; psychiatry; and an intensive outpatient chemical dependency program. Learn more about out outpatient behavioral services by calling us at 662-244-2560.
Heart and Vascular Services
At Baptist Golden Triangle, we combine the advanced heart care services found at medical clinics in larger metropolitan areas with a personalized level of dignity, respect and compassion that sets our community-based hospital apart. We offer a full range of cardiac diagnostic services to identify and treat heart disease.
Our invasive cardiology services include:
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Cardiac catheterization in two dedicated heart catheterization labs
- Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary stents
- Pacemaker implantation
- Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) implantation
- ASD/PFO closure
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Noninvasive cardiology services include:
- Stress testing
- Nuclear stress testing
- Holter monitoring/scanning
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
Baptist Golden Triangle is now offering a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. Watch the video below to learn more.
Heart and Vascular Awards and Accreditations
Our cardiac teams are consistently recognized by the American Heart Association for meeting and exceeding national quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction or STEMI, the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.
We received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021. We were one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. We were also one of only 193 hospitals in the nation to receive this award in 2017. The award recognizes Baptist Golden Triangle’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The program works to help people who have cardiovascular illnesses or conditions such as coronary artery disease, heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, as well as people who have had angioplasties, stents, heart valve surgery or repair and heart transplants.
The American College of Cardiology has accredited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle’s cardiac catheterization laboratory, an endorsement of the hospital’s ability to treat patients who need heart catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention procedures, such as balloon angioplasty.
Baptist Golden Triangle Chest Pain Center
The American College of Cardiology awarded Baptist Golden Triangle's Chest Pain Center accreditation Accreditation with Primary PCI for its demonstrated expertise and commitment to treating patients with chest pain. The accreditation is based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
Baptist Golden Triangle offers outpatient rehabilitation services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other serious lung diseases. The program offers patients instruction on proper breathing techniques, conserving energy in daily living, identifying the signs of fatigue and exercises that will build endurance.
Baptist Cancer Center
When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you want to know that your fears and questions will be addressed quickly, honestly and professionally. Our physicians and clinical staff have more than 250 years of combined experience in doing just that for our patients.
We provide a comfortable environment for treatment through our radiation oncology clinic adjacent to our hospital, our 23-bay chemotherapy infusion center located in our Outpatient Pavilion and our eight-bay infusion center in Starkville, Mississippi.
Provided Cancer Care Services
Our Baptist Golden Triangle cancer care services include radiation oncology, infusion services, chemotherapy treatment, high-dose brachytherapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). Our facilities host an on-site laboratory and medical technologist, a pharmacist and dedicated pharmacy.
Learn more about health care services at the Baptist Cancer Center
CANCER CARE Contact Numbers
Baptist Hospice-Golden Triangle is one of Mississippi’s longest-running hospice programs. Our hospice care team includes registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, a chaplain, physical therapists, bereavement counselors, a speech pathologist and volunteers who help enable terminally ill individuals to live where they most want—at home, surrounded by family and friends.
Hospice Location And Phone Number
Maternity and Childbirth Services
We understand that women have their own unique health care needs and concerns. That’s why Baptist Golden Triangle is committed to providing compassionate, personalized health care services to women of all ages.
Women’s health care services include:
- An accredited breast MRI
- Accredited digital mammography
- Stereotactic breast biopsies
- Bone density scans
- Breast, obstetrical and gynecological ultrasounds
For women of child bearing years, our focus is family-centered care. We offer 10 beautiful, spacious LDR (labor/delivery/recovery) suites and strongly promote parent-newborn bonding through First Hour when we encourage skin-to-skin bonding between the mom and the newborn. We encourage family bonding and like for the new mom to rest and heal during a daily Family Quiet Time, when we dim the lights, limit medical procedures and discourage visitors.
We also offer the services of a certified lactation consultant; childbirth, breastfeeding and sibling classes; a level II newborn nursery; special C-section suites; and pediatrics.
Remember all those early moments with your baby. Explore our online nursery to learn more about photography services.
Baptist Golden Triangle has received the Baby Friendly® hospital designation. This prestigious international award recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.
The certification was bestowed by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The criteria for the designation is based on Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and are designed to set the standards for the best-possible breastfeeding support for mother and infant in the maternity setting, ensuring high-quality care in this critical area of mother/baby care.
The Baby-Friendly designation is for a period of five years. Each year, Baptist Golden Triangle will report statistics related to the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding to achieve re-designation.
Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology
The radiology department at Baptist Golden Triangle offers a full range of services including PET/CT scans; magnetic resonance imagining (MRI), including open MRI; ultrasound and a special procedure room for interventional radiology and much more.
Our core medical services also include comprehensive surgical services, gastroenterology, neurodiagnostics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pulmonology, sleep disorders, urology, vein therapy and rehabilitation services.
Sleep Disorders Center
The sleep disorders center at Baptist Golden Triangle treats a variety of sleep-related problems including obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia and restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder. Located within the hospital, the center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and under the medical direction of a certified sleep physician. We now offer a home sleep evaluation as a convenient option in addition to an on-site sleep study.
If you face sleep challenges, ask your primary care physician for a referral to our Sleep Center where our knowledgeable staff of sleep experts can help. For more information, call 662-244-1552.
Rehabilitation services at Baptist Golden Triangle are designed to help you get back to the activities you enjoy. We treat every age, from children striving toward developmental milestones to seniors seeking to improve their quality of life. Whether your goal is to return to the golf course or to take care of your grandchildren, our therapists develop a personalized therapy plan for both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
We offer extensive rehabilitation in several key areas: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology as well as pulmonary rehab. We specialize in treating patients who have suffered or who are suffering from stroke, work or sports injuries, automobile accidents, or who are recovering from surgery or serious illness. For more information, call 662-244-2074.
Baptist Golden Triangle's Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine offers comprehensive services to heal problem wounds. Our professional clinical staff works with a broad spectrum of patients providing multidisciplinary services, including:
- Management of difficult-to-heal acute and chronic wounds such as:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Pressure Injuries
- Wound infections
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Radiation tissue and bone injuries
- Specialized wound dressings
- Total contact casting
- Negative pressure therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Nutrition counseling, education, prevention
Our program is designed and equipped to deliver the latest in advanced wound care to patients with slow or non-healing wounds. Our providers, nurses, technicians and office staff work as a team to deliver complete, efficient care to get you well and back to normal activities as soon as possible, right here in Lowndes County.
We are located on the third floor of the Fifth Street Building, 2520 5th St. North in Columbus, MS. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 662-244-1095.
With today’s technology, accessing information and video online makes learning convenient for busy families and our patients. At Baptist Golden Triangle, our online learning library covers many topics.
For new parents, The Newborn Channel features practical advice on everything from breastfeeding to postpartum depression. On our Patient Channel, you can learn about diseases, medicines, healthy lifestyles and other topics.
You can access all the videos at any time from a device with Wi-Fi.