Top 180 hospitals for patient safety in the South: Healthgrades

A total of 180 hospitals in the South were honored with Healthgrades' Patient Safety Excellence award in 2023.

Healthgrades recognized 864 hospitals with its 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award. Hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were in the top 10 percent of hospitals based on 14 patient safety indicators from inpatient MedPAR data. An analysis revealed patients treated at a recipient hospital were less likely to experience the following events:

  • In-hospital fall resulting in hip fracture: 61.6 percent

  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest: 52.7 percent

  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital: 66.1 percent

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections: 67.3 percent

Here are the hospitals that received the award in southern states, as defined in the census:


DeKalb Regional Medical Center (Fort Payne)

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (Phenix City)

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center (Foley)



Arkansas Surgical Hospital (North Little Rock)

Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas (Rogers)

Washington Regional Medical Center (Fayetteville)



AdventHealth DeLand

AdventHealth Daytona Beach

AdventHealth Palm Coast

AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola

Ascension St. Vincent's Southside Hospital (Jacksonville)

Baptist Hospital (Pensacola)

Baptist Medical Center Beaches (Jacksonville Beach)

Baptist Medical Center Nassau (Fernandina Beach)

Cape Canaveral Hospital (Cocoa Beach)

Coral Gables Hospital

HCA Florida Capital Hospital (Tallahassee)

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital (Gainesville)

HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital (Port Saint Lucie)

HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital

HCA Florida Trinity Hospital

HCA Florida Aventura Hospital

HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital (Hudson)

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

HCA Florida Englewood Hospital

HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital (Fort Walton Beach)

HCA Florida JFK Hospital (Atlantis)

HCA Florida Kendall Hospital (Miami)

HCA Florida Lake City Hospital

HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital (Sanford)

HCA Florida Memorial Hospital (Jacksonville)

HCA Florida Northwest Hospital (Margate)

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital

HCA Florida Osceola Hospital (Kissimmee)

HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital (Okeechobee)

HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital

HCA Florida West Hospital (Pensacola)

HCA Florida Westside Hospital (Plantation)

HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital (Tamarac)

Holmes Regional Medical Center (Melbourne)

Keralty Hospital Miami

Lehigh Regional Medical Center (Lehigh Acres)

Mayo Clinic in Florida (Jacksonville)

Mease Dunedin Hospital 

Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater)

Orlando Health South Lake Hospital (Clermont)

Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital (Ocoee)

Oviedo Medical Center

St. Joseph's Hospital (Tampa)



AdventHealth Gordon (Calhoun)

AdventHealth Redmond (Rome)

Memorial Health University Medical Center (Savannah)

Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center

Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (Jasper)



Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital (Bowling Green)

Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Deaconess Henderson Hospital

Meadowview Regional Medical Center (Maysville)

Baptist Health Richmond



Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital (Hammond)

Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner

Byrd Regional Hospital (Leesville)

Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore (Slidell)



Anne Arundel Medical Center (Annapolis)

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton

Union Hospital of Cecil County (Elkton)

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center (Glen Burnie)

Garrett Regional Medical Center (Oakland)



Methodist Olive Branch Hospital


North Carolina

Atrium Health Stanly (Albemarle)

Randolph Hospital (Asheboro)

Mission Hospital (Asheville)

Davie Medical Center (Bermuda Run)

Alamance Regional Medical Center (Burlington)

Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte)

Atrium Health Pineville (Charlotte)

Duke Regional Hospital (Durham)

AdventHealth Hendersonville

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Vidant Duplin Hospital (Kenansville)

Johnston Health (Smithfield)

Novant Health Medical Park Hospital (Winston-Salem)



Ascension St. John Broken Arrow

Integris Health Edmond

Center for Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Excellence (Jenks)

Integris Baptist Medical Center (Oklahoma City)

Mcbride Orthopedic Hospital (Oklahoma City)

Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma Spine Hospital (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (Tulsa)

Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital


South Carolina

Beaufort Memorial

Trident Medical Center (Charleston)

MUSC Health Florence Medical Center

Prisma Health Patewood Hospital (Greenville)

MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center

Grand Strand Medical Center (Myrtle Beach)



West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg Hospital

Tristar Summit Medical Center (Hermitage)

Ascension Saint Thomas River Park (McMinnville)

Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery (Nashville)

Tristar Skyline Medical Center (Nashville)

Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center (Smyrna)



Christus Spohn Hospital Alice

Quail Creek Surgical Hospital (Amarillo)

Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital-Arlington

Medical City Arlington

Ascension Seton Northwest (Austin)

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital

Valley Regional Medical Center (Brownsville)

St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital-Bryan

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-College Station

Corpus Christi Medical Center-Bay Area

South Texas Surgical Hospital (Corpus Christi)

Dallas Medical Center

Medical City Dallas

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Texas Institute for Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas

Medical City Denton

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton

Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso

Las Palmas Medical Center (El Paso)

Del Sol Medical Center (El Paso)

Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital Fort Worth

JPS Health Network (Fort Worth)

Medical City Fort Worth

Texas Health Specialty Hospital (Fort Worth)

Harlingen Medical Center

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest

St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Houston)

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Irving

Christus Spohn Hospital Kleberg (Kingsville)

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Marble Falls

Rio Grande Regional Hospital (McAllen)

Medical City Mckinney

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast (Pasadena)

Medical City Plano

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Round Rock

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center

Methodist Hospital Stone Oak (San Antonio)

South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital (San Antonio)

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-San Marcos

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital (Shenandoah)

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple

St. Luke's Health-Lakeside Hospital (The Woodlands)

St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Baylor Scott and White Texas Spine and Joint Hospital (Tyler)

Christus Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler

Medical City Weatherford

Houston Physicians' Hospital (Webster)

Kell West Regional Hospital (Wichita Falls)



Johnston Memorial Hospital (Abingdon)

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery (Blacksburg)

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (Christiansburg)

UVA Culpeper Medical Center

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax)

Augusta Health (Fishersville)

Twin County Regional Hospital (Galax)

Sentara Careplex Hospital (Hampton)

Sentara RMH Medical Center (Harrisonburg)

Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk)

Reston Hospital Center

Lewisgale Medical Center (Salem)

Sentara Obici Hospital (Suffolk)

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (Virginia Beach)

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center


West Virginia

Reynolds Memorial Hospital (Glen Dale)

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (Ronceverte)

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