Awards & Accreditations
BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER+ FOR SPINE SURGERY
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has named South Shore Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ in Spine Surgery. 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.
GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL
The Joint Commission
South Shore Health's Home Care Division has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal signifies that our home care 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
South Shore Hospital’s Breast Care Center, Center for Wound Healing, Podiatric Services, 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 third four-year Magnet designation.
PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME
South Shore Medical Center has received recognition from The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for their Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care, which always that puts patients at the forefront of care. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement, da patient-centered approach to care, and increase staff satisfaction while reducing health care costs. Approximately 13,000 practices (with 67,000 clinicians) are recognized by NCQA nationwide.
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.
BREAST CENTER ACCREDITATION
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
BARIATRIC SURGERY ACCREDITATION
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
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