Awards and Recognition

HIGHEST RANKED COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN MASSACHUSETTS

US News & World Report
Best Hospitals List

In its 2017-18 Best Hospitals list, U.S. News & World Report ranks South Shore Hospital as a top hospital in Boston Metro and Massachusetts. Our hospital and medical staff also received "high performance" marks for our Gynecology and Urology programs. Factors that U.S. News & World Report considered when ranking our hospital and programs include our track record of keeping patients safe, our use of advanced technologies, our nurse staffing and Magnet Hospital status, patient volumes and survival rates, the depth of our patient services, and our overall reputation for care.

BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER+
FOR KNEE AND HIP REPLACEMENT

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has named South Shore Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacement. Our Hospital is among only 13 in Massachusetts to have earned the new designation. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care.

READER'S CHOICE GOLD REGIONAL FAVORITE AWARD

Gatehouse News / Wicked Local

South Shore Hospital and South Shore Medical Center have won the Gatehouse News/Wicked Local "Readers Choice" Award. Our Hospital has received the highest "Gold Regional Favorite" award in the hospital category in Weymouth. SSMC has received the highest "Gold Regional Favorite" award in the hospital and doctor/primary care physician or pediatrician categories in Norwell.

BEACON AWARD FOR CRITICAL CARE EXCELLENCE

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

South Shore Hospital has earned a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). The Beacon Award for Excellence – a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments – recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.

HOMECARE ELITE TOP Agency

OCS HomeCare

South Shore VNA has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top 25 percent of agencies in the country. HomeCare Elite honors the top-performing agencies as measured by five categories: quality of care (outcomes), best practice (process measure) implementation, quality improvement and consistency, patient experience (HHCAHPS), and financial performance. The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line.

GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL

The Joint Commission

South Shore Hospital has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal signifies that our Hospital’s acute, outpatient and home health programs have each earned maximum three-year accreditations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

FIT FRIENDLY WORKSITE

American Heart Association

South Shore Hospital has been recognized as a Platinum Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program. Platinum is the highest level of recognition and signifies that our hospital promotes a wellness culture, provides healthy eating options at the worksite, and demonstrates measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

GUARDIAN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

Breast Care Center and Cancer Multi-Specialty Clinics Press Ganey

South Shore Hospital’s Breast Care Center and Multi-Specialty Clinic have each earned the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award in the category of Medical Practice Service Line. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience.

MAGNET HOSPITAL RECOGNITION

American Nurses Credentialing Center

South Shore Hospital has joined a prestigious list of health care organizations that have been recognized as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing services. Magnet® recognition is the highest national credential for nursing excellence, serving as the gold standard for nursing practice. Continued excellence in nursing has led to our second four-year Magnet designation.

HARVARD PILGRIM HONOR ROLL

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

South Shore Hospital has been named to the 2015 Harvard Pilgrim’s Hospital Honor Roll. Harvard Pilgrim's Hospital Honor Roll recognizes those adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25% of those measured nationally on a set of composite quality and patient experience measures, as reported by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Hospital Compare, and Leapfrog patient safety measures.

Leapfrog a+ rating

The Leapfrog Group

South Shore Hospital earned an “A” rating from The Leapfrog Group, a designation that ranks our Hospital among the safest in the US. The Leapfrog Group — a nonprofit founded by employers and health care providers — enlists a panel of patient safety experts to analyze data of recorded incidents of patient harm, as well as surveys of patient experiences, and assign US facilities grades based on their performance.

ACCREDITATIONS

BREAST CENTER ACCREDITATION

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

BREAST IMAGING

Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

CANCER PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING ACCREDITATION

American College of Radiology

  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast Ultrasound Biopsy
  • Breast Interventional Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Cat Scan
  • General Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Vascular Ultrasound

HOME & HEALTH RESOURCES ACCREDITATION

Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts

HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs

LABORATORY ACCREDITATION

Commission on Laboratory Accreditation, College of American Pathologists

SLEEP CENTER ACCREDITATION

American Academy of Sleep Medicine


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