Baptist Memorial Health Care and Anderson Regional Health System Formalize Partnership Agreement

Published February 17, 2024

Baptist Memorial Health Care, based in Memphis, Tennessee, and Anderson Regional Health System, headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi, have entered into an agreement to combine their operations with the intent to complete the merger by January 2024.

Anderson Regional Health System

Baptist Memorial, a non-profit healthcare organization, manages 22 hospitals in West Tennessee, Mississippi, and East Arkansas, marking it as Mississippi's biggest health system and the fourth-largest employer in the state. The organization is renowned for its comprehensive healthcare services, with a significant focus on cardiac care, ensuring patients have access to the latest treatments and technologies.

Jason Little, the CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care, expressed enthusiasm about the alliance with Anderson Regional Health System, aiming to spread their faith-driven mission further into Mississippi. He highlighted the strong healthcare delivery track record of both organizations in their respective regions. With a shared history spanning over two hundred years in healthcare, the partnership aims to elevate the level of healthcare services in the community.

The partnership between Baptist Memorial and Anderson is built on a shared heritage of community-focused healthcare and a commitment to high-quality service. This collaboration is set to benefit over half of the Mississippi population, ensuring they have access to a broad range of medical services, from preventative care to complex surgical procedures, including the latest advancements in robotic surgery.

John G. Anderson, Anderson Regional Health System’s President, and CEO, emphasized that joining forces with a larger health system like Baptist Memorial aligns with Anderson Regional Health System's strategic goals to enhance its mission, offering significant advantages to patients, doctors, and staff. This merger is expected to bolster Anderson Regional Health System's capabilities in digestive care, among other services, ensuring the community receives superior healthcare services for years to come.

Post-merger, Anderson will continue its operations under local leadership, ensuring that patients still have access to advanced, high-quality healthcare services in their vicinity, including comprehensive cancer care and specialized mother and baby care programs.

Baptist Memorial Health Care delivers a wide range of healthcare services across the Mid-South and Central Mississippi. The Baptist network includes 22 hospitals, over 5,400 affiliated physicians, and a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including home care, hospice, and psychiatric services, alongside an extensive network of outpatient centers. Employing over 19,100 individuals, Baptist Memorial contributed over $455 million in community benefits and uncompensated care in the fiscal year 2022, with its economic impact on the region estimated at over $2.6 billion by the University of Memphis’s Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research. For more details, visit their website at

Anderson Regional Health System stands as the premier healthcare provider in East Central Mississippi and West Central Alabama, offering a wide array of medical services through its hospitals, a regional cancer center, and a network of clinics, dedicated to improving the lives of the people they serve. More information can be found at

Baptist Anderson Regional Medical Center


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