Awards & Credentials

Quality is at the Core of Everything We Do.

Every day, families are making choices about their health. Whether it’s which doctor to see, what treatment to choose, or simply what the best options for dinner are. We’re here to support your decisions with the best health care Mobile has to offer. From preventive newborn screenings to senior care, you can have confidence in the services we provide. At Springhill Medical Center, quality is at the core of everything we do.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Springhill’s Radiology department has more modalities accredited by The American College of Radiology than any other hospital in Mobile! Our ACR accredited modalities include MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound, as well as the Mammography Center, which is also accredited through MQSA (FDA’s Mammography Quality Standards Act).

Clinical Laboratory and Anatomic Pathology Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologist (CAP).

Sleep Center is accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

2019-BCBSAL-BDC-_Cardia-KneeHip-Maternity-Spine-COMBO.jpgBlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care.*

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.*

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care.*

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery.*

Our Vascular lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories in the following four areas: Peripheral Arterial Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing, Visceral Vascular Testing and ExtraCranial Cerebrovascular Testing.

Our Echocardiography Lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in Adult Echocardiography.

The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database is the world’s premier clinical registry for adult cardiac surgery and has become the gold standard for clinical registries. Springhill Medical Center’s participation in this registry helps us improve patient outcomes, identify new areas for quality improvement, document quality of care delivery, and helps us gain access to data for assessment of new technology and techniques.

In 2004, SMC's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine became Alabama’s first accredited facility by the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society. In 2010, we were honored as the National Chapter of the Year for the Save A Leg Save A Life Foundation.  In 2013, we became only one of six facilities nationally to be accredited four consecutive times.  We are currently accredited through 2016, and the SMC program is recognized as the leader in hyperbaric medicine along the Gulf Coast.  

Springhill Medical Center was honored at the Eclipsys Users Network Conference as the winner of the 2006 VIP Award for Best Performance in a Clinical Role.

InfoWorld Magazine’s Top 100 Projects of the Year to Improve Business featured Springhill Medical Center No. 1 in the health care division for the hospital’s technological initiatives.

Springhill Medical Center has been selected one of the most connected health care facilities nationally, according to HealthImaging & IT magazine (September 2006).

In the Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 109th Congress, First Session: Congressman Jo Bonner officially paid tribute to Springhill Medical Center for the hospital’s 31 years of service to south Alabama and for the hospital’s investment in technology as recognized as an honored 2006 Laureate by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundations.

Springhill Medical Center has been honored internationally as a 2006 Laureate by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation as part of an awards program identifying leading innovators around the world in information technology that benefits society.

Springhill Medical Center was the only Mobile County hospital ranked among the nation’s top 200 hospitals for its billing accuracy, as recognized in the third annual “Top 200 Coding Hospitals in the U.S.” report.

Springhill Medical Center was selected First Choice Overall Hospital and First Choice for Child Birth/Delivery in the Press-Register’s 2006 Readers Choice Awards. SMC was also a Finalist for Cardiovascular Services.

Springhill Medical Center’s Family Matters Magazine won a Silver Award from the Alabama Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society.

Springhill Medical Center’s Emergency Department received the Bronze Level Alabama Quality Award Team Showcase.

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) awarded more than a third of its entire Chamber Endowment Fund to the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Springhill Medical Center.

SMC Chief Nursing Executive selected as Healthcare Hero for the southern region in the Alabama Hospital Association’s Healthcare Heroes 2007 Contest.

SMC is the Silver Recipient of the 2007 AQAF Award of Excellence for Implementing Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes. AQAF serves as Alabama’s Medicare Quality Improvement


Alabama Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society Gold Awards for the Family Matters magazine.

The Springhill Medical Center Diabetes Education Center has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*.American Diabetes Association logo

For the last 11 years, SMC has been the No. 1 local fund-raising organization for the American Heart Association. As an organization, Springhill has raised more than $800,000 since joining the campaign. Last year alone we raised $61,000.

Through extraordinary fund-raising efforts for organizations such the American Heart Association, United Way, Bay Area Food Bank, Waterfront Rescue Mission, and LifeSouth, Sodexo’s Dietary Department at SMC won the prestigious award for Most Outstanding Community Involvement.

AABB-Accredited-Logo-JPG.jpgSpringhill Medical Center's Laboratory has been granted AABB accreditation for transfusion activities.

CAP-Logo.jpgThe Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has again awarded accreditation to Springhill Medical Center’s Clinical Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. (12/17)

*All trademarks listed above are the property of their respective owners and used for identification purposes only,  and are in no way associated or affiliated with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Use of these trademarks does not imply endorsement.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide health care coverage for one in three Americans. BCBSA provides health care insights through Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Health of America Report® series and the national BCBS Health IndexSM. For more information on BCBSA and its member companies, please visit We also encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.

About Blue Distinction Centers
Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for providers located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each provider’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Providers in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BDC+ are displayed on Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.