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Awards & Accreditations

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Memorial has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Memorial earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence- based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.

“Memorial is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines,” said Memorial Stroke Program Medical Director Dr. Lee Voulters. “Get With The Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which studies show can help patients recover better. The end goal is to ensure more people in Coastal Mississippi can experience longer, healthier lives.”

2023 recognition received by the American Heart Association:

  • Memorial Health System has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.
  • Memorial Health System also received the American Heart Association’s Target: StrokeSM Elite Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet specific criteria that reduce the time between an eligible patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster alteplase.  
  • In addition, Memorial received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. Target: Type 2 Diabetes aims to ensure patients with Type 2 diabetes, who might be at higher risk for complications, receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based care when hospitalized due to stroke.

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center. Memorial was the first certified Primary Stroke Center in the state of Mississippi and has maintained that certification since 2007. Certification recognizes that Memorial has met specific scientific guidelines that include a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.

Memorial Hospital is accredited (given a stamp of approval) every 18-39 months through an unannounced survey or inspection process conducted by the Joint Commission.

Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited cancer programs undergo an on-site visit on a triennial basis, in which a trained CoC site visit reviewer visits the cancer program and reviews required cancer program activity documentation to ensure compliance with the standards.

Based on the results of data collected during the on-site assessment survey, and completion of a Corrective Action Project it has been determined that Memorial has implemented the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and is compliant with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

Achievement of the Baby-Friendly Designation is not an easy task. The U.S. Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria are based on the Global Criteria for the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). These Criteria are designed to set the standards for the best possible breastfeeding support for mother and infant in the maternity setting.

Specialty pharmacies who achieve URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation demonstrate the highest value in delivering enhanced clinical services to the many payers, manufacturers, and providers. Our team of experts work collaboratively with yours to achieve many benefits, including:

  • Provides a valued credential of quality that demonstrates your organizational high standards and exceptional capabilities
  • Documents a consistent, optimized experience that guides the patient through therapy-specific management
  • Enhances patient and provider satisfaction through gathering, monitoring and improving quality measures

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) Memorial Hospital proudly announces it has achieved accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for pharmacy services.

Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

Diagnostic Imaging Services has been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for many years for Digital Mammography and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. Memorial has also achieved Gold Standard Accreditation for both Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT).

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has accredited Memorial as a safe and effective facility. For more than three quarters of a century, ACR has thoroughly reviewed and assessed healthcare centers, personnel, and equipment to ensure a low risk of radiation and to prevent overtreatment.

Memorial is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. (MBSAQIP).

The College of American Pathologists is a member-based physician organization founded in 1946 comprising approximately 18,000 board-certified pathologists. It serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating best practices in pathology and laboratory medicine.

CAP accreditation inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory’s equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the laboratory. This stringent inspection program is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients.