Honors & Recognitions

2013

Stroke Gold Achievement Award

2013gtg_ts.jpgThis "Gold" achievement award honored University Comprehensive Stroke Center for its stringent in-hospital achievements with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program to provide quality of care and outcomes for stroke patients. University Comprehensive Stroke Center have made a commitment to turning treatment guidelines into lifelines.

2012

ACTION-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award

gwtg_silver2012.jpgUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center and University Heart has consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry-Get With the Guidelines for acute high-risk coronary syndrome patients and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this award. ACTION Registry-GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

U.S. News' Best Hospitals rankings

hosp(1).jpgThe University of Mississippi Medical Center is one of the hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings for 2012-13. UMMC also had 18 physicians (spanning 14 specialty areas) included on the list of U.S. News' Top Doctors, which means they ranked among the top 10 percent of doctors nationally. Eleven of the honored 18 rank among the top 1 percent in the nation.

Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

gold2012_s.jpgThis "Gold Plus" achievement award honored UMMC and University Comprehensive Stroke for their achievements with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program to provide quality of care and outcomes for stroke patients.

2011

Best Regional Hospital, U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News logo NEW -2011University of Mississippi Medical Center was recognized by U.S. News & World Report for inclusion in its annual report of top regional facilities. UMMC tied for the honor as top hospital in the Jackson metro area. It also stands out nationally in cancer, nephrology and orthopaedics services in the 2011-12 report.

Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence

RAISE award - logoThe National Stroke Association selected the University of Mississippi Medical Center multidisciplinary team as a recipient of the inaugural Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Award. The UMMC team, recognized as Outstanding Group, was one of six winners honored for their commitment to stroke education.

The RAISE Award program gives national recognition to individuals and groups who show commitment and innovation towards stroke awareness efforts. Over the past year, the UMMC team has been responsible for performing risk assessments and educating more than 6,000 people through community outreach activities.

ACTION-GWTG Heart Gold Performance Achievement Award

Action-gold logo 2011UMMC consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry - "Get With the Guidelines" for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 85 percent for specific performance measures to receive this 2011 award.

The program is a sponsorship between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Accredited Level 4 Epilepsy Center

NAEC logoUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center's Epilepsy Center is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Start! Fit-Friendly Company Gold Award

Hospital generic award - logoFit-Friendly Companies are recognized by the American Heart Association as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health. For more information about the AHA Start! program, click here.

Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award

stroke_silver 2011This award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment.

Accredited CARF facility for pediatric and adult rehabilitation

carf_award_1The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities is an independent nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in areas including child and youth services and medical rehabilitation. UMMC is recognized for both its adults' and children's programs.

Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI

chest pain 2011 - logoUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center and its emergency department received accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. It recognizes UMMC's outstanding efforts as a chest pain center with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Best Place to Work

Best place to work award - logoUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center's network of physicians, known as University Physicians, was recognized by Mississippi Business Journal in its annual "Best Places to Work in Mississippi" report. University Physicians earned the honor in 2010 and 2011.

2010

Kidney Transplant Bronze Medal of Honor

transplant_bronzeThis was bestowed upon UMMC by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the 2009 National Learning Congress. The award recognized the hospital and physician system for its commitment to saving lives through kidney implantation. UMMC offers the only kidney transplant center in the state.

Innovation Award

mha_awardUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center was recognized for its eICU℠ program by the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA). The association is a statewide trade organization dedicated to effectively serving the healthcare needs of Mississippi by serving its hospitals and their employees.                

Heart Failure Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award

HF gold award 2010 -logoThis award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment.

Stroke Bronze Performance Achievement Award

stroke bronze - 2010This award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment.

ACTION-GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award

Hospital generic award - logoThis award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment. For more information, click here.

High Achievement, American Heart/Stroke Association

Hospital generic award - logoThis award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment. For more information, click here.

Environmental Hero State Government Recycler of the Year

Hospital generic award - logoThis honor was bestowed on UMMC by the Mississippi Recycling Coalition for its strides in recycling and energy conservation. Since 2008, UMMC has taken initiatives in energy-saving lightbulbs, an automated energy management system, recycling paper, cardboard, aluminum and plastic containers. The medical center also has reduced its amount of garbage as well as its volume of medical/infectious waste.

2009

Coronary Artery Disease Gold Performance Achievement Award

CAD gold award 2009 - logoThis award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment.

Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award

Heart failure gold 2009 - logoThis award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment.

Organ Donation Silver Medal of Honor

organdonation_awardThis was bestowed upon UMMC by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the 2009 National Learning Congress. The award recognized the hospital and physician system for its commitment to saving lives through organ donation. UMMC offers the only heart and kidney transplant center in the state.

2008

Hospital of the Year

Hospital generic award - logoThis recognition was bestowed by the Mississippi Nurses Association (MNA). The MNA leads the nation with the largest percentage of nurses as members among the non-union states associated with American Nurses Association. The association is the voice of registered nurses in the state.

Coronary Artery Disease Bronze Performance Achievement Award

CAD bronze award 2008 - logoThis award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment.

Heart Failure Bronze Performance Achievement Award

HF bronze award 2008 - logoThis award honored UMMC for its achievements with the American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. It ensures consistent application of guidelines for patient treatment.

2007

Thomson Top 100 Hospitals

Hospital generic award - logoThomson Reuters' The 100 Top Hospitals® program recognizes 100 healthcare organizations from across the country that achieve the highest national scores based on nine separate measures of hospital performance - operational, clinical and financial - that affect patients as well as the quality of care in the community.