EIN 64-0662976

North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC)

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North Mississippi Medical Center, a 650-bed regional referral center in Tupelo, serves more than 700,000 people in 24 counties in north Mississippi, northwest Alabama and portions of Tennessee.

Program areas at NMMC

North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) serves more than 700,000 people in 24 counties in north Mississippi, northwest Alabama and portions of Tennessee. In fiscal year 2019, there were 25,319 inpatient admissions, 86,876 emergency department visits, and 559,287 outpatient visits. NMMC uses Press Ganey, the largest patient satisfaction survey company in the nation, that works with more than 7,000 healthcare facilities. Randomly selected patients are asked about their experience with NMHS inpatient, outpatient, ER, home health and long term care services. Area residents have access to a medical staff representing more than 40 medical specialties, as well as centers of excellence in cancer treatment and research, neurology, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, cardiology, pulmonology, rehabilitation, chemical dependency and neonatal programs. In addition, the NMMC Home Health Agency serves patients in 17 counties in north Mississippi and offers many complex and extremely high-tech procedures that can be performed in the home setting. NMMC is designated as a Level II trauma center by the Mississippi State Department of Health. To receive this designation, facilities must offer a full range of trauma capabilities, including an Emergency Department, a full service surgical suite, intensive care unit and diagnostic imaging, as well as make a commitment to consistently meet national guidelines or standards in caring for trauma patients. In 2006, NMMC-Tupelo received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for innovative practices, a commitment to excellence and outstanding results. This award is a symbol of world-class performance and is the nation's highest Presidential honor for organizational performance excellence. NMMC is a participant in QUEST (Quality, Efficiency, Safety, with Transparency), a national initiative sponsored by fellow 2006 Baldrige recipient Premier. NMMC benchmarks its quality measures against the very best hospitals and health systems in the United States. This collaborative effort enables NMMC's physicians, nurses and analysts to learn from those with the best results in patient satisfaction, cost of care and appropriateness of care. QUEST is one way that NMMC is continually working to improve patient safety and quality while safely reducing health care costs.
North Mississippi Medical Center employs certified athletic trainers who provide services to high schools in the service area at no cost. The trainers work with the sports teams at these schools on a daily basis during practice and training, as well as at in-season competitions. The cost of providing these services was approximately $734,460 in fiscal year 2019.
One of the primary ways North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) serves the community is by providing care to various populations for which it receives no compensation or receives compensation at rates significantly less than established rates. The Board of Directors of NMMC has established a policy under which NMMC provides care, without charge, to needy members of its community. THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY STATES THAT NMMC WILL PROVIDE EMERGENCY AND MEDICALLY NECESSARY INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES TO PATIENTS FREE OF CHARGE WITH HOUSEHOLD INCOME LEVELS AT OR BELOW 100% OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL. THE POLICY FURTHER PROVIDES, PATIENTS WITH HOUSEHOLD INCOME LEVELS BETWEEN 101% AND 150% OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES AT A DISCOUNTED RATE. THE DISCOUNT WILL BE PRO-RATED BASED ON THE PATIENT'S GROSS FAMILY INCOME AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL. The policy applies to individuals who reside in NMMC's 24-county service area, as defined by the policy. Patients from outside the service area may also be granted charity care based on the judgment of NMMC management depending on their individual circumstances. The policy also requires the patient to cooperate fully with NMMC's request for information with which to verify the patient's eligibility. Following that policy, NMMC maintains records to identify and monitor the level of charity care it provides. These records include the amount of charges foregone for services and supplies furnished under its charity care policy. Charges foregone, based on established rates, totaled approximately $57,704,621 in fiscal year 2019. Based on the gross charges provided to charity patients compared to total hospital gross charges, 4.55% of all services in fiscal year 2019 were provided on a charity basis. The net cost of charity care provided by NMMC was approximately $31,047,593 in fiscal year 2019. The total cost estimate is based on the ratio of costs to charges for NMMC. All of the foregone charges mentioned above are netted against patient service revenue to arrive at net patient service revenue as reflected as program service revenue on Part VIII of Form 990 in order to be consistent with financial statement reporting and are not reported as functional expenses on the tax return.

Form 990s for NMMC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-09990View PDF
2018-092019-10-10990View PDF
2017-092018-11-15990View PDF
2016-092017-10-24990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

Who funds North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Health Care Foundation of North MSPatient Assistance, Education, Etc.$764,704
 View purchase optionsSupport the North MS Medical Center$102,248
 View purchase optionsTo Purchase A Targeted Temperature Management System Used To Modulate Patient Temperature.$48,096
...and 3 more grants received

Financials for NMMC

RevenuesFYE 09/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$781,836
Program services$814,906,645
Investment income and dividends$15,651,309
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$377
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$10,721,338
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$14,565,363
Total revenues$856,626,868

Personnel at NMMC

Kelvin MonroeChief Financial Officer, Community Hospitals, North Mississippi Health Services
Sharon NoblesChief Financial Officer, North Mississippi Health Services$0
Ben KilmanChief Medical Informatics Officer, North Mississippi Health Services
 View purchase optionsChief Information Security Off$160,638
 View purchase optionsChief Human Resources Officer, North Mississippi Health Services
...and 19 more key personnel

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General information
830 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS 38801
Lee County, MS
Website URL
(662) 377-3000
Facebook page
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IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
E22: Hospital, General
NAICS code, primary
622: Hospitals
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