From Midday: Local hospital changes name to Merit Health Wesley

(The following is a press release from the newly named Merit Health Wesley.)

Wesley Medical Center recently joined Merit Health the State's Largest Healthcare Network; Hospital is Now Merit Health Wesley.

Merit Health consists of 12 hospitals across Mississippi affiliated with Community Health Systems.  Through their affiliation with Merit Health, hospitals will be able to use the network's size and resources to exchange best clinical practices, operate more efficiently, expand services, and improve access to care.

About Merit Health Wesley: As an affiliate of the state's largest healthcare system, Merit Health Wesley is committed to providing superior care across the Pine Belt. Recognized for patient safety and for top performance on key quality measures, Merit Health Wesley is also the area's first and only accredited Chest Pain Center and only area hospital to be accredited for Heart Failure care.  For more information about Merit Health Wesley, call 601-268-8000 or visit


About Merit Health: Merit Health serves the healthcare needs of residents of Mississippi through its 12 affiliated hospitals and 120 physician practices. The healthcare system offers a wide array of services including orthopedics, cardiology, women's health, emergency departments and broad diagnostic medical and surgical services. The network has approximately 2,300 licensed beds, 2,500 physicians on the combined active medical staffs, and 7,000 employees, and more than 53,000 admissions and 300,000 emergency department visits each year.