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Exceptional Care That Transforms.

Memorial Health System Receives Top Awards

GULFPORT, Miss. – December 20, 2022 – This was a banner year for Memorial Health System. Memorial Hospital was recognized as a 2022-2023 Best Hospital in Mississippi by U.S. News & World Report, ranking first in Coastal Mississippi and number 3 in the State of Mississippi. Memorial rated as High Performing in eight procedures/conditions, including Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Colon Cancer Surgery, Kidney Failure, Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion), Stroke, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Memorial Health System was also voted the Best Place to Work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Memorial Hospital Gulfport was voted the Best Hospital by WXXV viewers in the recent Viewer’s Choice Awards.

In addition, Memorial Health System Marketing and Communications Department received top awards in advertising, public relations, and communication. The team received these awards from American Advertising Federation Mississippi Gulf Coast, Public Relations Association of Mississippi, Southern Public Relations Federation, and Mississippi Hospital Association.

Memorial was awarded 13 Addy Awards during the American Advertising Federation Mississippi Gulf Coast Awards, including Gold ADDY for WeAreMemorial Stone County billboards, Gold ADDY for Memorial “Forward” logo redesign, Silver ADDY for GME Microsite, Silver ADDY for COVID-19: One Year Later video, Silver ADDY for Prevention Takes Action, Silver ADDY for 75th Anniversary Campaign, Silver ADDY for Thank You First Responders Spread, Silver ADDY for Memorial 75th Anniversary Dr. Tilley Video, Silver ADDY for WeAreMemorial Team Photography, Silver ADDY for WeAreMemorial Lifestyle Photography, Silver ADDY for RN Heroes Animation, Silver ADDY for Join Our Team Animation, and Silver ADDY for Don’t Hesitate. Vaccinate. Campaign.  

Memorial received the William A. Taylor Best of Show in the Southern Public Relations Federation 2022 Lantern Awards for its breast cancer campaign, Prevention Takes Action. In addition, Memorial was awarded: Lantern Award for Prevention Takes Action, Best of Tier for Prevention Takes Action, and Award of Excellence for Faces Behind the Mask.

During the Public Relations Association of Mississippi 2022 PRism Awards, Memorial brought home the state’s top award, receiving Best of Show for Faces Behind the Mask, a documentation of healthcare heroes one year after the first patient was admitted with COVID-19. In addition, Memorial was awarded: PRism Award for Faces Behind the Mask, Best of Tier Award for Faces Behind the Mask, Award of Excellence for Don’t Hesitate, Vaccinate integrated communications campaign, Award of Excellence for Prevention Takes Action, and Award of Excellence for Memorial’s 75th Anniversary internal communications campaign.

Memorial also received four Maggie Awards from the Mississippi Hospital Association for Advertising Campaign – Better Care for Stone County, Special Events – Memorial Celebrates 75 Years of Healing, Website – WeAreMemorial.com, Magazine Advertising – Exceptional Care Ad Series.


Memorial Health System has been serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 1946. Located in Gulfport, Mississippi, Memorial is a not-for-profit medical complex jointly owned by the City of Gulfport and Harrison County. Memorial includes two hospitals licensed for 328 beds, a state-designated Level II Trauma Center, two nursing centers, four outpatient surgery centers, satellite outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation centers, and more than 110 Memorial Physician Clinics. Memorial offers several of the region’s most comprehensive clinical programs and medical specialties unique to the area, including a Level III Neonatal ICU and Mississippi’s first nationally-certified Primary Stroke Center.

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