King’s Daughters Medical Center Recognized Among Top in Nation, Region and State for Patient Safety

December 15, 2022

Brookhaven, MS December 15, 2022 — King’s Daughters Medical Center has been recognized as the number 1 hospital in Mississippi and ranks in the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for Overall Surgical Care and General Surgery for 2023 from CareChex® — these ratings are based on their comprehensive quality scoring system, that compares inpatient quality performance across general, acute and non-federal U.S. hospitals.

Scott Christensen, FACHE, CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center said “This is exciting for our community and hospital. Our staff is committed to providing safe, efficient, and compassionate care to our patients. It is a great honor to receive this recognition, and also a true reflection of the quality of care our medical staff and KDMC family provides each day.”

This analysis places King’s Daughters Medical Center among the Top 10% in the Nation and number 1 in Mississippi for Patient Safety for Overall Surgical Care and General Surgery. This is the sixth time in ten years King’s Daughters Medical Center has been recognized by CareChex for excellence in Patient Safety for Overall Surgical Care and General Surgery.

King’s Daughters Medical Center received the following recognitions for Patient Safety in the following areas:

  • Overall Surgical Care
    • Top 10 % in Nation
    • Number 1 in State

Top 10% in Region

  • General Surgery
    • Top 10 % in Nation
    • Number 1 in State
    • Top 10% in Region

About King’s Daughters Medical Center

King’s Daughters Medical Center is an acute care hospital situated in southwest corner of the state in Brookhaven, Mississippi. The hospital was founded in 1914 and in 1964 the hospital re-located to 427 Highway 51 N in Brookhaven, MS. Over the past several years King’s Daughters has been continually recognized by numerous agencies for their quality and patient care and safety along with their employee satisfaction scores.

About Quantros CareChex®

CareChex Awards by Quantros utilizes a peer-reviewed risk-adjustment methodology to more reliably measure rates of mortality, complications and readmissions — appropriately weighting and accounting for all of the risk factors relating to a patient’s principal and secondary diagnosis, as well as other patient characteristics that may increase the probability for adverse clinical outcomes. These rankings do not include any self-reported data.

Quantros prides itself in providing the most comprehensive and objective calculation of hospital and system quality performance in the industry. Our vast datasets represent high statistical significance and do not include any self-reported or survey data. In turn, creating clearer performance differentiation across 39 clinical categories of care in Medical Excellence and Patient Safety. For access to provider quality ratings, visit www.carechexawards.com.