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Awards & Recognition

Honors & Awards Accreditations

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Honors & Awards

Virginia Living's Best of Virginia 2021

Augusta Health recently was named the best hospital in our region earning the Best Of Virginia award for 2021. A reader's survey with over thousands of individuals voting for their favorite hospital in their region.

2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Augusta Health is recognized by the Leapfrog Group as a Safety Grade A

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care consumers and purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in U.S. health care. Leapfrog is the nation's premier advocate of transparency in health care – collecting, analyzing and disseminating data to inform value-based purchasing and improved decision-making.

2020 LeapFrog Top General Hospital

Augusta Health is recognized for outstanding quality and safety by LeapFrog in 2020

This award recognizes the highest quality hospitals as identified through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Less than 5% of all eligible facilities receive the award, widely considered the most prestigious an American hospital can receive.

U.S. News & World Report

US News & World Report Best Regional Hospital award and performance indicator emblemsAugusta Health has been recognized as a Best Regional Hospital in the Shenandoah Valley for 2020-21. The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

Augusta Health was also recognized as a "High Performing Hospital" for Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings extends the U.S. News mission of providing patient decision support beyond the Best Hospital rankings, and are geared towards complex specialty care.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

American Heart Association & American Stroke Association

Mission Lifeline

Mission Lifeline Bronze logoMission: Lifeline® is the American Heart Association's national initiative to advance systems of care for patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), with the goal of reducing mortality of STEMI patients and improving the quality of their care.

Get With The Guidelines, Resuscitation

2014 Get With The Guidelines, Resuscitation award bannerThe Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program recognizes Augusta Health for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. The program was developed with the goal to save lives of those who experience cardiac arrests through consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-emergency care.

  • 2014 - Get With The Guidelines - Resuscitation, Silver Award

Get With The Guidelines, Stroke

GET with the Guidelines: Gold Plus Stroke AwardThe American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines 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.

Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's 100 Great Community Hospitals logoBecker's Hospital Review publishes an annual review of "100 Great Community Hospitals." The hospitals included on this list are recognized for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence. The institutions featured on this list play a key role in their communities as the centerpiece for healthcare in many occasions. Several of the hospitals have rolled out unique population health initiatives over the past few years and are among the highest employers in their region. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of key awards, rankings and certifications in addition to the hospital's reputation for leadership and innovation.

Cleverly + Associates

The Community Value Index score, calculated annually by Cleverley + Associates, provides a relative ranking that benchmarks hospitals against hospitals in a peer group by measuring four areas—hospital quality performance, financial viability and plant reinvestment, hospital cost structure and hospital charge structure. Fundamentally, the Community Value Index asserts that a hospital provides value to its community when it provides high quality care to its patients, is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure and has reasonable charges.

Hospitals operating with a high Community Value Index are low cost, low charge, and use their strong financial position to reinvest back into the provision of quality care at their facility. Hospitals in the top 20% are designated "Community Value Five Star" facilities, and the highest scoring hospitals in this group are designated the "Community Value 100" hospitals. Augusta Health received both designations.

  • 2014 - Community Value 100 Hospital & Community Value Five Star winner
  • 2013 - Community Value 100 Hospital & Community Value Five Star winner


Health Grades America's 50 Best Hospitals 2015-2019Healthgrades is a leading online resource that helps consumers compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. Evaluations are based on objective measures of clinical quality among nearly 4,500 hospitals across the United States.

Home Health Care Provider of HomeCare Elite™

HomeCare Elite logoThis annual review identifies the Top 25% of agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

Hospital Compare |

4 star rating by Hospital CompareHospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including over 130 Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.

The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures on Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Hospitals may perform more complex services or procedures not reflected in the measures on Hospital Compare. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S. The rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is 3 stars.

Thomson Reuters/Truven 100 Top Hospitals

Thomson Reuters is 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.

Virginia Health Quality Center

Augusta Health is among eight hospitals in Maryland and Virginia to receive the Virginia Health Quality Center 2015 Quality Innovation Award. The award recognizes hospitals that are achieving reductions in hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and who are creating a culture of patient safety. All hospitals enrolled in the VHQC Maryland-Virginia HAI Improvement Network were reviewed, based on 2015 calendar-year performance

Virginia Living Top Hospitals emblemVirginia Living Top Hospitals

Virginia Living Hospitals & Health Care 2019, a special section in the December issue,
covers the latest news in Virginia healthcare and features Top Hospitals 2019. This collection
of 50 of the state's top medical facilities was selected by Virginia Living's editors based on
patient reviews, national and state rankings, and other factors that contribute to outstanding
health care delivery.


DNV GL Hospital Accreditation

NIAHO Hospital Accreditation Program sealThe U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires
accreditation for hospitals seeking reimbursement for care provided to patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. DNV GL's accreditation program, called NIAHO® (Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), involves annual hospital surveys – instead of every three years – and encourages hospitals to openly share information across departments and to discover improvements in clinical workflows and safety protocols.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accredited Center

To meet the AASM Standards for Accreditation, the Augusta Health Sleep Clinic demonstrates excellence in patient evaluation and care, physician and staff training, equipment and facilities, emergency procedures, and other areas relevant to patient care.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab Certification

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems, to recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families. The AACVPR is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines.

American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer

Commission on Cancer logoBased on the outstanding Cancer Center program at Augusta Health, the program receives 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 Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification

The Joint Commission gold sealAugusta 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.

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation

The Augusta Health Main Laboratory has been awarded accreditation based on results from an on-site inspection. There are more than 7,000 CAP accredited facilities worldwide. During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)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.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

Breast imaging Center of Excellence sealAugusta Health has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

  • October 2016

Lung Cancer Screening by the American College of RadiologyACR Lung Cancer Screening Accreditation

The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

  • March 2017

Mammography Accredited Facility by the American College of Radiology

Mammography Accredited Facility sealAugusta Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

  • September 2016

Nuclear Medicine Accredited Facility by the American College of Radiology

American College of Radiology accreditation sealAugusta Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.

Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility by the American College of Radiology

American College of Radiation Oncology sealAugusta Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient's pain.

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC )
Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI (coronary angioplasty)

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care accreditation logoThe Accredited Chest Pain Center's protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.

Society of Chest Pain Centers

Society of Chest Pain Centers seaIf 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.