For Immediate Release August 2, 2013
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport ranked as the best hospital in Mississippi, according to U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News released its 24th annual Best Hospitals rankings, recognizing hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care. Memorial was ranked #1 of the 116 hospitals that serve the residents of Mississippi.
U.S. News also listed Memorial among the top hospitals in the nation for Diabetes and Endocrinology care. It was the only hospital in Mississippi to receive national recognition in any of the 16 medical specialties studied by U.S. News. Memorial ranked 42nd nationally in this category, which measures Diabetes and Endocrinology patients’ survival, safety and volume, as well as nurse staffing. Only 147 hospitals in the U.S. received a national ranking for any of the medical specialties that were measured.
Six other specialties at Memorial were rated as high-performing. These included Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology.
The hospital scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes