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Awards & Recognition
Augusta Health has received many awards and recognition
- Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals
- The Joint Commission, Primary Stroke Center Certification
- American Stroke Association, Get with the Guidelines
- Chest Pain Center Accreditation
- American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer
- National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
- Home Health Care Provider of HomeCare Elite™
We recognize our employees for their dedication
HealthGrades® 2011 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
HealthGrades conducts annual studies where nearly 5,000 non-federal hospitals are evaluated.
One study identifies and recognizes the top five percent of hospitals in the country with the lowest risk adjusted mortality and complication rates for Medicare patients over a range of 26 of the most common procedures and diagnoses, from hip replacement to bypass surgery. Hospitals that are in the nation's top five percent in terms of clinical quality are referred to as Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence.
The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ results from a unique study that identifies the top 15 percent of qualifying hospitals with the lowest patient dafety event rates, including such incidents as post-operative infection and bed sores. People are more likely to have successful treatment without experiencing a patient safety event or medical error, on average, at hospitals in this category.
- Recipient of HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (2005-2007, 2009-2011)
- Recipient of HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2010-11)
Augusta Health was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
The 100 hospitals on the list demonstrate high-quality patient outcomes while improving efficiency. The objective, independent research evaluated nearly 3000 hospitals on measures of overall organization performance, including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability.
Augusta Health demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients. Each year about 700,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, which is the nation's third leading cause of death.
Augusta Health has received the American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Augusta Health's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
We are committed to clinical excellence through providing patient centered, quality care for the specialized needs of the stroke patient, ensuring a better outcome for the patient.
If you're having a heart attack, getting high-quality treatment quickly can make all the difference. That's why Augusta Health has worked successfully toward becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center as designated by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The society sets high standards to assure that proper patient care protocols are followed, producing the best possible results.
In September 2009, the Augusta Health Cancer Center program was surveyed by a physician representative of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Based on the outstanding cancer center program at Augusta Health, the Program received full Cancer Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, a status it has maintained since 1994. The 2009 accreditation decision recognized the Augusta Health Cancer Center program in a new category, The Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program, based on the growth in volumes that have taken place in the last three years.
The Augusta Health Breast Health Program is the first hospital in the region to receive full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation is granted only to those centers that undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of performance and compliance with 27 evidence-based standards of care covering 17 components of care. The next closest accredited programs are in Winchester and Richmond.
Augusta Health Home Health Services has been named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top performing home health agencies in the United States. This annual review identifies the Top 25 percent of agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.