Moore Regional Hospital among nation’s top hospitals for the third straight year

PINEHURST Moore County’s primary healthcare unit has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals after an independent quality assessment conducted by a national technology company. According to PINC AI, the technology and services brand of Charlotte-based Premier, Inc., Moore Regional Hospital is the only hospital in North Carolina to achieve this prestigious designation as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country. This marks the third consecutive year and the eighth year overall that Moore Regional has been honored as one of the nation’s premier healthcare institutions. The list was first published in Forbes.  

The compilation of this exclusive list relied on an objective quantitative analysis of publicly available data to identify the top-performing hospitals. According to a release from PINC AI, the primary aim of the ranking program is to inspire leaders in the healthcare industry to pursue higher levels of performance and deliver enhanced value to patients and communities. Organizations do not apply to participate in the study.  

“Today’s announcement marks the first time in FirstHealth’s history that Moore Regional has earned this distinction three years in a row,” said FirstHealth CEO Mickey W. Foster in a statement. “This repeated accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, providers and volunteers, and their unwavering commitment to excellence. Their exceptional skill, compassion, and teamwork continue to keep our health system at the forefront of healthcare and among the nation’s best.” 

When comparing the winners to a peer group of similar non-winning hospitals, the top hospitals demonstrated better health outcomes with more efficient and cost-effective operations. According to PINC AI, hospitals on the top 100 list had a 31% reduction in mortality rates and 9% reduction in patient complications versus hospitals not on the list. Beyond the healthcare outcomes, the group reported that ranked hospitals had approximately 20% lower inpatient expenses per discharge.  

“It is an incredible honor for FirstHealth to earn this designation year after year. I am humbled and profoundly proud to serve this incredible organization, one that provides exceptional care and compassion to our community and stands as a beacon of excellence,” said Gary VonCannon, Chair of the FirstHealth of the Carolinas Board of Directors.  

Beyond North Carolina, Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach and Chippenham Hospital in Richmond were also included on the top 100 list.  

“As hospitals continue to share the nation’s focus on changing healthcare for the better, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the importance of identifying areas within their walls for quality improvement,” said Leigh Anderson, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer. “The transparent and nonbiased measures this study provides help leaders make informed decisions for change and prove that Moore Regional excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

By Moore County Staff

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