Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi was among five Baptist hospitals in Mississippi awarded funds from the Memphis Mid-South Mississippi Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Affiliate distributed 14 grants totaling more than $420,000 to programs to provide breast health and breast cancer services in 14 counties in Tennessee and 23 counties in North Mississippi. Baptist North Mississippi; Baptist Union County, located in New Albany; Baptist Golden Triangle, located in Columbus; and Baptist Booneville were granted a collective sum of $47,595. Baptist DeSoto, located in Southaven, was also named a recipient.
“We are thrilled to receive such a generous contribution from the Komen Foundation,” said Bill Henning, CEO and administrator of Baptist North Mississippi. “The monies will be used to fund mammograms for women who otherwise could not afford them. Baptist and the Komen Foundation share a common mission of providing all women with access to life-saving breast care, including the proper tools for early detection.”
In November 2017, the hospital in Oxford moved into a new, five-story, 600,000-square-foot facility. The new hospital building offers larger rooms and emergency department.
hottytoddy.com staff report