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Baptist Medical Center Leake Hospital

Baptist Health Systems gives back to the communities it serves, not only by providing primary specialty care to the residents but also by making annual charitable donations.

Project highlights


Type: HealthCare

Location: Carthage, MS; Non-metro


Federal NMTC Allocation: $26,000,000

Southern Community Capital: $7,000,000

Other Community Development Entities: $19,000,000


Construction Jobs: 125

Jobs created and retained: 131

Baptist Medical Center Leake Hospital Baptist Medical Center Leake Hospital

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems is the non-profit parent company of Baptist Medical Center Leake County, Baptist Medical Center Jackson, as well as other related healthcare facilities. Leake County has been designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a primary medical care/health professional shortage area. 


The NMTC proceeds for this project were used to construct a 25-bed, non-profit owned, critical access hospital in rural Carthage, Mississippi, which was a major investment in the healthcare of the severely distressed rural area of Leake County.


This project provided an expanded overnight medical facility and allowed for the retention of 40 highly skilled medical technician jobs. 


Project Impact

  • Increased the number of hospital beds for those seeking medical care
  • Provides much needed medical services for an underserved community
  • Attracted new physicians to the area