King's Daughters Medical Center Receives Gold Standard of Excellence in Nursing Award

Brookhaven, MSHurst Ratings and Analytics has recognized the nursing staff at King's Daughters Medical Center with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award for achieving excellence in quality nursing, which significantly contributes to the hospital's overall patient satisfaction rating.

Chief Nursing Officer Cheri Walker stated, "KDMC has a mission statement of Providing Quality Health and Wellness in a Christian Environment that is truly felt and followed by our clinical staff. It is our standard and every staff member here knows it and lives it each day. We enjoy providing healthcare, education and service to our surrounding communities. This recognition from Hurst Ratings and Analytics is validation of our commitment to providing excellent patient care to all of our patients and their families."

Nurse communication directly impacts outcomes and hospital patient satisfaction ratings. Hurst Ratings and Analytics reviews key quality indicators from HCAHPS surveys specific to hospital nursing services in the domains of nurse communication, staff responsiveness, medication communication, pain management, discharge information, and care transition.

The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award is given to hospital nursing staffs that achieve top tier weighted scores, significantly above the national average on these performance measures.

"Nurses make up the majority of hospital staff and are the primary providers of patient care in our hospital," says Cathy Bridge, KDMC Chief Regulatory Officer. "Around the clock, they not only attend to patients' clinical needs, they are there supporting patients and their families emotionally as well. It is wonderful that nurses are being celebrated and we are grateful to Hurst for honoring our staff with this special award."

"As experienced nurses, we know the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve the highest standards of patient care," says Marlene Hurst, RN MS CCRN ANP-C, founder of Hurst Review Services. "Our congratulations to the nursing staff, and we hope to see your great work continue."

About Hurst Ratings and Analytics

Hurst Ratings and Analytics,, tracks performance measures specific to nursing dimensions that impact the patient experience. The data is compiled quarterly from recent publicly available Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  For more information, watch the introductory video and visit the Hurst Ratings and Analytics at

Hurst Ratings and Analytics is a division of Hurst Review Services, founded in 1988 by Marlene Hurst and has grown to be a leading NCLEX® review service that has helped hundreds of thousands of nursing students, in the United States and Canada, pass their state board exam on the first attempt.

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King's Daughters Medical Center

601.833.6011  |  427 Highway 51 North, Brookhaven, MS 39601

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