Awards & Accreditations
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. South Shore Medical Center has received the highest "Gold Regional Favorite" award in the doctor/primary care physician 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
South Shore VNA has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 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.
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.
BREAST CENTER ACCREDITATION
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
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
- 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
Commission on Laboratory Accreditation, College of American Pathologists
SLEEP CENTER ACCREDITATION
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Vein Center Accreditation
Intersocietal Accreditation Commission