PINEHURST — FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is the only hospital in North Carolina to be named to Fortune/IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals list for 2021.

The recognition includes Moore Regional Hospital — Hoke Campus in Raeford and Moore Regional Hospital — Richmond Campus in Rockingham as divisions of Moore Regional.

The top 100 hospitals were determined by studying 2,675 short-term, acute-care hospitals based on performance in four main categories — clinical outcomes, operation efficiency, patient experience and financial health. This year, Fortune and IBM added a fifth category to look at how hospitals improved the wellbeing of the community outside their walls.

“This is an incredible honor for the medical staff and employees who serve patients at Moore Regional Hospital,” FirstHealth CEO Mickey Foster said.

“We are committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care across all of the communities we serve, and to be recognized among this elite group of hospitals is a testament to the incredible efforts of our entire team. Even during a year full of challenges, we didn’t stray from our core purpose — To Care for People.”

Moore Regional received similar designations as one of the country’s top hospitals in 1995, 2003, 2004, 2016 and 2017.

In March, Moore Regional ranked No. 4 in the best NC hospitals ranking by Business North Carolina, and No. 1 in the “patient picks” list, which ranks hospitals based on the percentage of patients who would recommend the hospital to others. Moore Regional has also been recognized by Newsweek on its list of the World’s Best Hospitals for 2021.

“Being recognized for the care we provide means a great deal, and it reinforces the commitment we have to serve people in the Sandhills,” Foster said. “We are thankful to our communities for putting their faith in us.”

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