Baptist Union County selects Service First Champion




 NEW ALBANY, Miss., Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently announced that Janice Smith, RN, has been named Service First Champion for the quarter.  Smith, who serves as head nurse in the outpatient surgery department, was nominated by a colleague for going above and beyond for her dedication to patient care.

Service First Champions are individuals who consistently exceed all expectations for the purpose of serving others and are nominated by colleagues, physicians, patients and their family/support persons for outstanding service.

In the nomination, the colleague shared how Smith went beyond the call of duty to help the outpatient surgery team care for patients on a day staffing was tight.  The colleague stated, “Janice’s actions are prime examples of service above self, exemplary selflessness, and commitment to teamwork.  She is a phenomenal head nurse in the outpatient surgery department.”

“Janice’s dedication and commitment to her patients and colleagues exemplify what a Service First Champion should be,” said Ann Bishop, CEO and Administrator.  “It is outstanding team members like Janice who make a real difference at Baptist Union County and in the lives of our patients and families.”

Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, sleep lab, maternity, robotic surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has PET/CT, 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group and Outstanding Patient Experience Excellence award from Healthgrades. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction.

For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit

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