Top Doctors 2014

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Recent Awards

Our local hospitals are earning national attention, and they deserve a shout out. Read about some of the big-time awards earned by 417-land’s hospitals.

In 2014, Mercy Springfield received a Show-Me 5 Award for its breastfeeding initiatives. Photo courtesy Mercy.

• Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in 20132014 and 20122013
• Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
• Target: Stroke Honor Roll by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in 2011, 2012 and 2013
• Gold Seal of Approval in Stroke Care by Joint Commission in 2013
• No. 1 Hospital in U.S. for Spinal Fusion, America’s Top Quality Hospitals by CareChex in 2013 and 2014
• No. 2 Hospital in U.S. for Spinal Surgery, America’s Top Quality Hospitals by CareChex in 2013 and 2014
• No. 1 in Missouri for Medical Excellence in General Surgery, Neurological Care and Major Neurosurgery, America’s Top Quality Hospitals by CareChex in 2014

Mercy Springfield
• Show-Me 5 Award Recipient for breastfeeding initiatives in 2014
• Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in 20132014
• No. 22 in the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by Healthiest Employers
• National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award Winner in 2005–2013
• Ranked No. 1 Top Integrated Delivery Network in Modern Healthcare in 2012
• “Most Wired” by American Hospital Association for health information technology in 2012 and 2013

Mercy Lebanon
• Given an “A” from The Leapfrog Group as one of the nation’s safest hospitals in 2013 

Joplin’s Freeman Hospital was awarded many awards in 2013, including the No. 4 hospital in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report. Photo by Don Wilkinson

• No. 4 hospital in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report in 2013
• Best Hospitals in southwest Missouri by U.S. News & World Report in 2013
• An “A” grade from Leapfrog Group for the health system’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm in 2013
• Designated by Total Joint Specialty Center by UnitedHealth Premium for quality of care in 2013
• A perfect score for eliminating early elective deliveries from the March of Dimes in 2013
• A platinum-level worksite and Fit Friendly Company by American Heart Association in 2013.
• Among the Nation’s Top Hospitals by National Research Corporation in 2013

Ozarks Community Hospital
• Professional Research Consultants (PRC) 4-Star Award Winner for Inpatient Services and Overall Quality of Care in 2011
• Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Springfield Business Journal Health Care Champion Honoree in 2011
• Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award for CEO Paul Taylor in 2011
• Professional Research Consultants (PRC) 5-Star Award for Excellent Overall Quality of Care in 2012
• Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) Physician of the Year for Randall Halley, DO in 2012

Ozarks Medical Center
• Among Top 100 home health agencies in the nation by HomeCare Elite in 2011
• The Missouri Employer Champion of the Year by Experience Works in 2011
• OMC Riverways was named one of the Top 100 Home Health agencies in the nation by Home-Care Elite in 2012
• Ranked in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient safety by in 2013
• One of only two hospitals to receive the Excellence in Safe Care Award from the Missouri Center for Patient Safety in 2013


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