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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Memorial Hospital at Gulfport as Best Regional Hospital for Coastal Mississippi

Posted Date: August 16, 2019

GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has been recognized as Best Regional Hospital for Coastal Mississippi, as well as High Performing in abdominal aortic aneurism repair, heart failure, COPD and knee replacement for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, 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 grow and offer high quality care to more counties in Coastal Mississippi.”

For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 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 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 on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival, discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.