Morton Hospital Named One of "100 Great Community Hospitals" Across the Country

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


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Morton Hospital was just named one of “100 Great Community Hospitals” across the country in an article recently released by Becker’s Hospital Review (June 2013).  The hospital was one of only three Massachusetts community hospitals that were recognized on the list.

According to the article, the “100 Great Community Hospitals” list is based on hospitals’ quality of care and service to community.  The list was developed by the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team based on quality rankings and awards, as well as nominations.  Lists created by Becker’s Hospital Review are complied through a lengthy research and review process, and vetted through a panel of industry experts.

Morton Hospital’s listing specifically noted the hospital’s achievements in being one of the first hospitals in the state to offer MAKOplasty®, as well as its five-star rating for heart attack care from Healthgrades in 2011. 

“Our main priority at Morton Hospital is providing quality health care in the community where our patients and families live,” said Kim Bassett, RN, BSN, MBA, Morton Hospital president.  “We have made many significant advancements at our community hospital, and we continue to improve our facility and practices, recruit new physician specialists and enhance patient safety.  Our inclusion on this list is a testament to our wonderful staff.  We are all very proud to have been recognized and to be the community hospital of greater Taunton.” 

Hospitals recognized on the list have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs, and are often located in rural areas as the only hospitals in their communities.  The article also acknowledged that each of the hospitals that made the list “have worked with limited resources to continually provide the quality of care and the experience patients expect.”  The complete article and hospital listing can be seen at

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