Tippah County Hospital
1005 City Avenue North
Ripley, MS 38663
A critical quality-of-life issue for any business is its availability of superior medical care. The Tippah County Community is fortunate to have its own modern health care facility, Tippah County Hospital, which is affiliated with the Baptist Memorial System in Memphis. While some community hospitals in the nation are closing their doors, this facility continues to expand its range of services and specialties as well as its physician base.
Currently, the 110-bed hospital is mid-phase in a five-phase capital improvements program, which will continue to enhance the breadth and scope of patient-care services. An expanded Emergency Services Complex is focused on the delivery of state-of-the-art acute care. Offering a comprehensive range of services including CT, Ultrasound, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine, the hospital is poised to handle a diverse array of patient needs. Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Surgery are just a few specialties represented, with outreach support available in Cardiology, Ophthalmology and other areas. With the health-care industrys emphasis on preventive health, plans are in the making for a Wellness and Preventive Health Center at the hospital.
Tippah County Hospital is also fortunate to possess an outstanding physician base and medical support staff. Approximately ten physicians and five dentists practice in the immediate area, with an emphasis on Family Medicine and Primary Care. Through its affiliation with the comprehensive Baptist network Tippah County Hospital enjoys access to one of the most highly regarded medical institutions in the south. Multi-specialty referrals may be made expediently, allowing health-care consumers convenient access to some of the most professionally trained physicians and support staff in the region.
A total of 8 Nurse Practitioners operate out of 5 different facilities located in Cotton Plant, Blue Mountain, Ripley (2), and Walnut. There are a couple of Home Health services in Ripley and there are 3 nursing homes in the Ripley area. Additionally, Ripley is serviced by two local optometrists that offer full eye vision services.
Community-based outreach and education programs round out Tippah County Hospitals efforts and the group works cooperatively with the special health-related needs of area industry.