Medical Facilities in Meridian, MS

By Barbara Biehler on July 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm EST
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East Mississippi offers excellent options for residents looking for progressive health-care treatment, with top-rated medical facilities around the region.

Anderson Regional Medical Center

Ranked in the top 5 percent for patient safety and in the top 10 percent in patient experience among all U.S. hospitals by HealthGrades, the country’s leading independent health-care ratings organization, Anderson Regional Medical Center features premium cardiac, oncology, sleep disorder, women’s health and wellness services, and houses the region’s sole comprehensive cancer center.

Since acquiring the assets of Riley Hospital in January 2011, Anderson Regional has expanded to a 400-bed multi-campus facility, making the medical center one of the largest in the region. This expansion allows Anderson Regional to provide additional patient services including pain management, enhanced obstetrics, in-patient rehabilitation, wound care and long-term acute care.

Rush Foundation Hospital

Rush Foundation Hospital is a 215-bed facility with first-rate patient care and cutting-edge health-care services. Five regional hospitals are part of the
Rush Foundation system: The Specialty Hospital of Meridian, Laird Hospital in Union, H. C. Watkins Memorial Hospital in Quitman, John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in DeKalb and Scott Regional Hospital in Morton.

The Rush Heart Institute provides heart disease screening, prevention and treatment. For patients seeking rehabilitation services, Rush Rehabilitation has a full range of comprehensive acute care or outpatient services, including physical, occupational or speech therapy. The Family Birth Center allows new mothers to experience every stage of the birthing process in a single fully equipped room featuring the comforts of home.

Alliance Health Center

Serving patients with mental health or substance abuse issues, Alliance Health Center in Meridian is a 154-bed in-patient psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital offering care to people of all ages. The Crossings, another Alliance campus, features a 60-bed residential treatment facility focused specifically on the needs of adolescents.

Alliance Health Center’s patients have distinctive wellness plans developed for them according to their age and specific diagnosis, such as adult psychiatric programs, geriatric “milestone” programs for seniors with cognitive issues, and medical detoxification programs. Assessment and referral specialists are on call at Alliance 24 hours a day.

East Mississippi State Hospital

East Mississippi State Hospital (EMSH), an agency of the Mississippi Department of Health, is the second-largest psychiatric hospital in the state, offering more than 600 beds for a variety of mental health services. This contemporary mental health facility treats adult and adolescent male patients with psychiatric and substance abuse issues from 16 counties throughout the state.

EMSH also includes the Reginald P. White Nursing Facility, voted the No. 1 nursing home in the state by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. This 226-bed nursing facility admits residents from across Mississippi and features all levels of services to patients in need of long-term nursing care.

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It's staggering the quality entertainment the [MSU Riley Center] has brought to Meridian. We are fortunate to experience this here without having to travel to larger markets. Instead, we benefit from tourists coming to us.

Wink Glover, longtime Meridianite