Awards & Accreditations

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Awards & Accreditations

Anderson Regional Medical Center has been ranked as one of the top hospitals in the nation in two important areas and is being recognized for its achievements by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

The hospital ranked in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for patient safety and in the top 10 percent of U.S. hospitals in patient experience. Of the almost 5,000 hospitals surveyed, Anderson Regional Medical Center is among only 30 institutions nationwide to receive awards in both of these categories, at 5 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

In a study released by HealthGrades, Anderson Regional Medical Center was one of only 238 hospitals in the nation to receive the HealthGrades 2010 Patient Safety Excellence Award. The award is given based on the incidence rates of 15 patient safety indicators among Medicare patients at virtually all of the nation’s nearly 5,000 non-federal hospitals.

The HealthGrades 2010-2011 Outstanding Patient Experience Award was given on the basis of surveys of patients shortly after discharge to ascertain their experience on a range of issues, from communication with doctors and nurses to cleanliness and pain management.

Anderson Regional Medical Center was the only recipient of both the Patient Safety Excellence and Outstanding Patient Experience awards in Meridian.

A full copy of the report, which lists the hospitals receiving the HealthGrades awards and complete methodology, is available at


Joint Commission Accreditation

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Anderson Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Anderson Regional Medical Center sought accreditation because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patients’ safety and quality care.  We view Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.

In April, 2009, The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Anderson Regional Medical Center.  The accreditation award recognizes Anderson’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the art standards on a continuous basis. 

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission (The JC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization.  The JC is the world leader in evaluating the quality and safety of care delivered in over 17,000 healthcare organizations across the country.  The JC is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation’s health care through voluntary accreditation. 


Department and/or Program Accreditations at Anderson Regional Medical Center

Anderson Regional Cancer Center: American College of Surgeons

Sleep Disorders Center:  American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Laboratory: College of American Pathologists

Anderson Regional Medical Center: The Joint Commission

Breast Center: American College of Radiology

Trauma Program: American College of Surgeons

Diabetes Program: American Diabetes Association

East Mississippi Endoscopy Clinic:  Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc.

Continuous Medical Education: Mississippi State Medical Association