2015 Women’s Choice Award® – Patient Safety

The Women’s Choice Award® has recognized Singing River Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital as two of 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety according to women. This distinction is the only evidence-based designation that identifies the country’s best hospitals based on robust criteria regarding patient safety and what women say they want from a hospital.

The 310 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety were identified based on having a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and infections. The hospitals that report their frequency to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are ranked for each of twelve measures. Hospitals are eliminated from consideration for not reporting on at least four of the surgical complication measures or four of the infection measures, having a below average patient recommendation rating, ranking in the bottom 5% for any one of the measures and not implementing surgical checklists.