Socorro General Hospital


Awards, Accomplishments, and Recognitions

​Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Socorro General Hospital are recognized as leaders in the healthcare field. Some of the awards received recently include:

2020 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Presbyterian ranked second in nation by Lown Index. Presbyterian Healthcare Services received an A+ overall and was named second among 305 health care systems by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, a new national ranking of U.S. hospitals and health systems.

The Lown Institute, a Brookline, Mass.-based nonpartisan think tank created the Lown Institute Hospitals Index to help hospitals better serve and support their communities. The Index shows how nearly 3,300 U.S. hospitals compare on 42 performance indicators. The measures fall under three categories:

  • Civic Leadership, which assesses a commitment to equity, inclusion and community health;

  • Value of Care, which measures use of unnecessary services; and

  • Patient Outcomes, which evaluates patient safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes.

Presbyterian received A or A+ grades on all three measures, scoring highest in the categories of inclusivity, patient safety and avoiding overuse measures.

2019 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Socorro General Hospital Named a Top Performer for Quality, Safety. SGH was named one of the top performers in New Mexico at the New Mexico Hospital Association annual meeting for its focus on improving patient safety through the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), a program funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. SGH was named one of the top five rural hospitals in the state.

HealthInsight recognized Socorro Medical Group clinic with High Performance Award. HealthInsight recognized the outpatient Socorro Medical Group clinic for its commitment to improving performance and promoting patient-centered care with a High Performance Award. This award recognized clinics that have achieved above the 75th percentile on national benchmarks on key measures, such as whether they participated in important health screenings, like colonoscopies and mammograms.

2018 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Socorro General Hospital Earned Baby-Friendly® designation. SGH earned the prestigious Baby-Friendly® birth facility designation, which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. For the SGH team’s efforts to become Baby-Friendly, the hospital was awarded the Quest for Excellence Award by the NMHA in 2018.

Socorro General Hospital Recognized by HealthInsight for Patient Care. Socorro General Hospital Home Health Care received two awards from HealthInsight New Mexico: the 2018 Quality Award for patient care, a Certificate of Excellence in Quality Improvement and Systems (HCAHPS) Recognition Certificates for top 25 percent national ranking.

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