Awards and Honors

Best Hospitals, Emergency Care


The award signifies that KDMC is in the Top 3% of 4,729 U.S. hospitals offering emergency care services.

Best Hospitals, Patient Safety


The award signifies that KDMC is in the top 5% of 4,729 U.S. hospitals for patient safety in safe surgery practices and lower rates for complications and infections.

‘A’ Grade Hospital Safety Score

Spring/Fall 2021,
Spring/Fall 2022

King’s Daughters Medical Center receives an A Grade from Leapfrog Agency for Hospital Safety.

KDMC a Top Performing CQM Network Hospital


KDMC is among the highest performing Network Hospitals for the initial measurement year, emphasizing clinical quality and outcomes. Read the press release.

CDC Full Recognition for Diabetes Prevention Program


This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition.

KDMC Wound Care, Center of Excellence, Distinction

2016, 2017, 2019

The King’s Daughters Wound Care Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years. The Center was awarded this prestigious honor by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Out of 340 eligible Centers, 268 were honored with this award.

Baby-Friendly Certification


King’s Daughters Medical Center has received prestigious international recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly birth facility. This award recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

Best Places to Work – Modern Healthcare

2012-2015, 2017-2020, 2022

In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022 King’s Daughters Medical Center was named a Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work. The magazine’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes employers for creating workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to provide patients and customers with the best possible patient care and services.

HealthCare’s Most Wired® Winner

2016, 2017

The 2016/2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 680 participants, representing an estimated 2,146 hospitals—more than 34 percent of all hospitals in the U.S.—examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

DNV-GL ISO 9001 Certification

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

DNV-GL, KDMC’s accrediting organization, presented the hospital with the ISO 9001, an internationally recognized certification that is also known as the Gold Seal for KDMC’s quality program.

Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing


King’s Daughter’s Medical Center is a winner of the Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award for achieving excellence in quality nursing. This award is given to hospital nursing staffs that achieve top tier weighted scores, significantly above the national average on key quality indicators from HCAHPS surveys specific to hospital nursing services.

Best Hospital, Orthopedics


The Women’s Choice Award recipients for Best Hospitals for Orthopedics are determined first by identifying hospitals that provided comprehensive orthopedic services, indicating a minimum number of arthroscopy, joint replacement and spine surgery services, as well as offering onsite MRI and physical therapy. Those full service hospitals were then judged on their HCAHPS results for patient recommendations and postoperative recovery instructions, measures that are very important to women in choosing a hospital.

Best Hospital, Obstetrics

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Best Hospital, Patient Experience

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016