Baptist Health Mission

As a witness to the love of God through Jesus Christ, Baptist Health exists as a voluntary, not-for-profit organization to promote and improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the people and communities it serves through the delivery of quality health care services provided within a framework of fiscal responsibility.

News

November 19, 2015
Chicken Salad Chick Donates to MCC
We are pleased to announce for the 2nd consecutive year - The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to Montgomery Cancer Center on Wednesday. Thank you to our staff who volunteered for Chicken Salad Chick's Teeing Off On Cancer Golf Tournament in October to help raise these funds. We appreciate Chicken Salad Chick's continued support and encourage everyone to visit a River Region Chicken Salad Chick!
November 16, 2015
Light the Night with Hope
The Montgomery Cancer Center presents, "Light the Night With Hope," a luminary service of celebration and memory, on Thursday, December 10 at 6 PM on the campus of the Montgomery Cancer Center in the parking area by Carmichael Imaging. Join us as we remember and reflect on the impact cancer has had in our lives. We want to celebrate life and hope – let's celebrate the ones that have fought, are fighting, have won, have lost, and those that still endure the effects of cancer. Recognize someone special in your life.
November 13, 2015
Oncology Nursing Society’s South East Alabama Chapter Welcomes Dr. Shawn Regis
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States.  Unfortunately, often the symptoms of lung cancer are not present until the cancer is already advanced.  Screening for lung cancer in people who do not have any symptoms can identify cancer in earlier stages, when treatment is more successful.
November 5, 2015
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
LUNG CANCER...Over 228,190 new cases reported annually. Of those, 205,000 are found in current or former smokers. Overall 5 year survival rate is a mere 16%. If detected earlier, the odds for survival increase dramatically! You have an increased risk of lung cancer if you are age 55 to 77 years old and have smoked for 30 years or more, currently smoke or have quit smoking within the past 15 years. Consider asking your physician about a Lung Cancer Screening Low Dose CT (LDCT) scan. This is a screening that can detect lung cancer BEFORE you have symptoms!
October 12, 2015
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual crusade to raise awareness of this disease.  While most people are aware of breast cancer, many only understand it when it hits close to home.  One in eight women are diagnosed with it in their lifetime but when detected early, in the localized stage, the 5 year survival rate is 100%.  The best plan of action is to perform self breast examination every month, beginning in your 20s, an annual clinical breast exam by your physician and yearly mammograms beginning at 40.  
October 7, 2015
5 Ways to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
October is breast cancer awareness month, and we know that screening is key.  But how do you reduce the risk?  
October 1, 2015
BAPTIST HEALTH PLACES SECOND IN NATIONAL PINK GLOVE DANCE COMPETITION, RAISING OVER $5,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITY
MONTGOMERY - Baptist Health recently participated in Medline's fifth annual Pink Glove Dance, a nationwide competition for breast cancer awareness and prevention. The contest included video submissions from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations from over 20 states. Baptist Health and the team from the Montgomery Cancer Center placed second in the nation in their respective category.
September 30, 2015
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women age 35-74. One in 72 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetimes.  There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer. Pap tests do not detect ovarian cancer. Until there is a test, the key to early diagnosis is awareness. And the key to awareness is knowing the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer and urging women to take early action.