Thomas M. Bailey has been named director of radiology at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. Bailey was previously director of radiology at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Forrest City. He began his career in radiological technology in 1987 and has many years of experience educating, training and managing radiological technologists. Bailey is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in allied health management.
“I am delighted to welcome Thomas to our wonderful team of managers and directors,” said James Huffman, administrator and CEO of Baptist Union County. “His years of experience and previous leadership roles make him an ideal candidate for this job, and I know he will succeed in it.”
Baptist Union County is a 153-bed hospital that offers a variety of health care services, including labor and delivery, outpatient and laser surgery and a 24-hour emergency department. In 2004, the hospital renovated its Women’s Center, which features five labor/delivery/recovery suites, two surgical suites for Caesarean sections, a level II nursery for sick babies and a 15-bed postpartum unit. Baptist Union County also offers one of the only open MRI machines that is accredited by the American College of Radiology in Mississippi. The hospital, which employs about 448 health care professionals, had 961 births and 18,176 emergency department visits in fiscal year 2005. According to a recent University of Memphis study, Baptist Union County has an annual economic impact of $47 million on its community.