Awards and Achievements

Being recognized for quality patient care is a hospital's highest recognition. Recent awards and achievements for patient care include:

  • Top-ranked Specialty Care – Repeatedly ranked among the nation’s best in multiple adult medical and surgical specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Specialties listed in the top 50 nationally for 2018-19 include: Cancer (No. 45); Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 40); Geriatrics (No. 36); Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 46); Orthopedics (No. 49); Pulmonology (No. 17). Only approximately 3.5 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals included in the analysis ranked in even one specialty.
  • Outstanding Stroke Care – Earned the American Stroke Association’s "Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award" in 2018 and is listed on its "Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll" for the quality of its stroke care.
  • Excellence in Maternity Care – In 2018, the only health care system in the county to meet all the maternity care standards identified by The Leapfrog Group as indicative of quality maternal care
  • "100 Great Hospitals in America" – For the fourth straight year, Becker’s Hospital Review listed it among the nation’s 100 top hospitals in 2018 for its innovation, patient care and clinical research.
  • LGBTQ Leader – Scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s LGBTQ Healthcare Equality rating for the second year straight in 2018.
  • "A" for Hospital Safety – Earned top marks from The Leapfrog Group in April 2017 for keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
  • Distinguished Hospital Award – For the fourth year straight, it received a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades in 2017, placing it among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals, based on objective clinical metrics. Patients who receive care at these hospitals have better outcomes and lower risk-adjusted complication rates for a range of conditions and procedures.
  • Nursing Excellence – Maintains Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, considered among the highest recognitions for nursing excellence and innovation in nursing practice
  • Top Hospital – Named one of the nation's "100 Top Hospitals" in 2015 by Truven Health Analytics for its patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability