We’re an Award-Winning Hospital System


Recognition shows our hospitals’ excellence in the region, nation and world

Best of the Best

Thanks to our employees and voters across the region, Southcoast Health was a prevailing winner at the Best of the Best 2019 awards, winning first place in seven categories, including the Best Place to Work for the second year in a row!

Best Regional Hospital

Southcoast Hospitals Group – Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s and Tobey – was designated as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The system is ranked #8 in Massachusetts and #2 in the Providence, R.I., metro region.

Southcoast Hospitals Group also scored high performing ratings in the adult specialty urology, colon cancer surgery, and the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and heart failure. 

Excellence in Stroke Care

All three Southcoast Health hospitals received Get With the Guidelines awards for stroke treatment from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Charlton Memorial and St. Luke’s received Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll, the highest designation, while Tobey earned a Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll designation.

Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2019

Last but certainly not least, Southcoast Hospitals Group has been named to Newsweek’s inaugural list of the World’s Best Hospitals 2019. Of the 2,743 U.S. hospitals that were considered, only 250 earned this recognition. Southcoast Hospitals Group ranked 162.

We are the only community and non-academic hospital group from Massachusetts to make the list. No other hospital in Rhode Island achieved this recognition. 

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