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Accreditations, Awards, and Honors


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) 4-Star Rating

CMS ratings provide consumers with indications of a hospital's quality based on a 5-star scale, and annually compiles the ratings by assessing hospitals across the US in five sets of quality measures -- which also factors in performance measured against time. Read more here.

Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)

This recognition reflects St. Mark's meeting the Standards and the Conditions of Participation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service and represents continuous commitment to safety and quality patient care. Read more here.

CIHQ Complaint Process

"A" Hospital Safety Grade℠ from The Leapfrog Group

This national distinction recognizes protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors, and reflects St. Mark's continuous commitment to safety and quality patient care. Read more here.


US Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals by the Chartis Center for Rural Health

Scoring was based on the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency. Read more here.

Advanced Outpatient Wound Center Earns Dual Awards by RestorixHealth: Clinical Distinction and Patient Satisfaction

The bi-annual awards acknowledge exceptional success in wound healing rates, safety goals, and patient satisfaction. Read more here.

Fayette County Record's Readers' Choice Best in Class

Best Hospital/Health Clinic - St. Mark's Medical Center, 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2022

Best Nurse - Mikayla Beiersdorfer, RN, BSN, Emergency Department nurse

Best Physical Therapist - Gil Henderson, LPT, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Best Physical Therapist Assistant - Heidi Ehler, PTA, 2022, new category

Best General Surgeon - Russell Juno, MD, FACS

Best Family Practice Doctor - Wes Blackwell, MD

Read more here.

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