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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Memorial Hospital at Gulfport as High Performing

Posted Date: October 3, 2018

GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has been recognized as High Performing in Heart Failure for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. This report is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

A hospital's heart failure score is based on multiple data categories, including patient survival, volume, and more. Hospitals received one of three ratings -- high performing, average or below average. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating were significantly better than the national average.

“Memorial is honored to receive this recognition,” said Kent G. Nicaud, President/CEO Memorial Hospital. “It is a credit to our medical and nursing staff that we have achieved such high marks, and we will continue to offer high quality care to our community.”

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.