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Awards and Honors

CDC Full Recognition for Diabetes Prevention Program

2021

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

2019-2024

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

2017

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.

‘A’ Grade Hospital Safety Score

2021, 2022

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

Best Hospital, Orthopedics

2017

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

CareChex Patient Satisfaction Ratings (Top 10 Percent)

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Ranked among the top 10 percent of hospitals in America for patient satisfaction for six consecutive years in the following categories: Overall Surgical Care, Overall Hospital Care, Overall Medical Care

4-Star Top Rating for Quality

Summer/Winter 2016

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Top Rating – 4 Stars! The study is performed by Hospital Compare, an organization created through the efforts of CMS, which uses a variety of tools to help stimulate and support improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals.

5-Star Top Rating for Patient Experience (HCAHPS)

2016/2017

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Top Rating – 5 STARS Patient Experience. The study is performed by Hospital Compare, an organization created through the efforts of CMS, which uses a variety of tools to help stimulate and support improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals.

The SAFECARE Group® 100 Safecare Hospitals®

2015/2016

KDMC Awarded THE SAFECARE Group® 100 SAFECARE HOSPITALS®, 2015, 2016. 100 SafeCare Hospitals® represent the nation’s top-performing hospitals in 40 evidence-based metrics of the Affordable Care Act. The selection was based upon superior hospital performance with HCAHPS, Core Measures, 30-Day Mortality rates, 30-Day Readmissions, Complications Rates in Medical and Surgical Care, and Medical and Surgical Infections.

Best-In-Class Employer

2014

KDMC Best-in-Class Employer for Employee Engagement and Overall Job Satisfaction. Avatar Solutions named King’s Daughters Medical Center Best-in-Class Employer for Employee Engagement and Overall Job Satisfaction. Avatar Solutions is an innovative survey, data measurement, and performance improvement company with over 30 years of experience. Avatar provides CAHPS Surveys, Patient Experience Surveys, Employee Engagement Surveys, and Physician Surveys to over 500 hospitals and 13,000 clinicians nationwide.

Outstanding Patient Experience Award – Healthgrades

2010/2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Healthgrades®, a leading independent rating service, has named King’s Daughters Medical Center as a recipient of its Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ year after year. This distinctive award places King’s Daughters Medical Center among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for exemplary service to patients.