Our quality

Dosher Memorial Hospital is proud of its focus on quality care. Dosher is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, has among the lowest post-operative infection rates in the State of North Carolina, has received national respiratory care quality awards, and has the distinction of full accreditation in all of its diagnostic imaging modalities.

Recent awards

Dosher had one of lowest readmission rates for patients with pneumonia and heart failure among 2,200 rural hospitals in the U.S. in 2017. For this achievement, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural health presented Dosher an Excellence in Outcomes award for the second time in two years.

Our Wound Care Center delivered a 95% heal rate its first year in operation, which is unheard of. In year two, the team improved to a 97% heal rate. For these two accomplishments, national wound healing authority Healogics® named us a national center of excellence for wound care.

Another award-winning service is our Emergency Department. That staff has delivered consistently high patient satisfaction scores for two years running, and for this, two national healthcare organizations—Press Ganey and The Studer Group—recognized our quality of care.

Some of our other state, regional and national recognition has come from the American College of Radiology which reaccredited our mammography unit.

Brunswick County Health Department presented our cafeteria the coveted "Golden A" award for cleanliness and sanitation.

The Joint Commission national healthcare regulatory agency named us a Top Performer for surgical care.

Press Ganey patient satisfaction and measurement firm presented Dosher a Guardian of Excellence award for delivering high levels of care for pneumonia, congestive heart failure, surgery, and deep vein thrombosis (formation of blood clots in veins).

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health named us a top quartile performer for delivering high patient safety and low readmission and mortality rates.

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems named us one of the top two critical access hospitals in the state for patient room cleanliness.

Readers of Southport Magazine voted us the best hospital in the county.


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