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Recognitions and Designations

We’re always working to provide you with the best possible patient care—and it shows. Here are some of the many awards and designations we’ve recently achieved.

AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER (ANCC)

Awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), this four-year designation is the highest level of recognition that nursing services can obtain. The ANCC awards Magnet® status to hospitals that exhibit exemplary patient outcomes and satisfaction, have impressive nurse-to-patient ratios, and attract and retain the best nursing staff.

2006–2010 | 2010–2014 | 2015–2019
Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

We have been ranked as one of the best hospitals in the regional area by U.S. News & World Report. This annual ranking of Best Hospitals recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

2016–2020
High Performing in Colon Cancer Surgery
2016–2020
High Performing in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
2016–2020
High Performing in Heart Failure
2016–2020
High Performing in Knee Replacement
2019–2020
High Performing in COPD
EMERGENCY NURSES ASSOCIATION (ENA)

The award recognizes emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

2017–2019
Lantern Award
HEALTHGRADES®

Healthgrades is a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, reporting on quality of care, patient safety and more.

2019-2020
America’s 250 Best Hospitals™
2018–2020
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™
20192020
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™
20192020
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™
2017–2020
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™
2020
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™
2020
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™
2020
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™
2017–2018
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
2017–2020
Cardiac Care
Excellence Award™
20192020
Coronary Intervention
Excellence Award™
2016–2018
Cranial Neurosurgery
Excellence Award™
20192020
Critical Care
Excellence Award™
2020
General Surgery Excellence Award™
2020
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
2017–2020
Neurosciences
Excellence Award™
2017–2020
Pulmonary Care
Excellence Award™
2017–2020
Stroke Care
Excellence Award™
2019-2020
Coronary Interventional Procedures
Five-Star Recipient
20192020
Treatment of Heart Attack
Five-Star Recipient
2016–2020
Treatment of Heart Failure
Five-Star Recipient
2005–2020
Cranial Neurosurgery
Five-Star Recipient
2016–2020
Treatment of Stroke
Five-Star Recipient
Colorectal Surgeries Five-Star Recipient
2016–2019
Colorectal Surgeries
Five-Star Recipient
2016–2020
Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries
Five-Star Recipient
2020
Hip Fracture Treatment Five-Star Recipient
2015–2020
Treatment of Bowel Obstruction
Five-Star Recipient
2019-2020
Treatment of GI Bleed
Five-Star Recipient
2017–2020
Treatment of Pneumonia
Five-Star Recipien
2018–2020
Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism
Five-Star Recipient
2019-2020
Treatment of Respiratory Failure
Five-Star Recipient
2015–2020
Treatment of Sepsis
Five-Star Recipient
2014–2020
Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Five-Star Recipient
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS’ COMMISSION ON CANCER (CoC)

The CoC Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care. Recognizing that cancer is a complex group of diseases, the CoC Cancer Program Standards promote consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists.

Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award
2017
Commission on Cancer
Outstanding Achievement Award
2017–2020 | 2014–2017
Commission on Cancer
Cancer Program
3-Year Approval with Commendation
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS’ NATIONAL ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR BREAST CENTERS (NAPBC)

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

2018–2021
Accredited Breast Center
THE JOINT COMMISSION

The Joint Commission is the nation’s preeminent standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.

The Gold Seal of Approval® Joint  Commission Seal
2017-2020
The Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation

The Gold Seal of Approval® Joint  Commission Seal
2018-2020
Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center
The Gold Seal of Approval® Joint  Commission Seal
2017-2020
The Gold Seal of Approval® for NCH Day Surgery Center Accreditation
The Gold Seal of Approval® Joint  Commission Seal
2019-2021
Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care
The Gold Seal of Approval® Joint  Commission Seal
2017-2020
The Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Our Pediatric Emergency Department is designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP).

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
2014–2017
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY (ACR) / AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR RADIATION ONCOLOGY (ASTRO)

Awarded ACR and ASTRO, these accreditations represent the highest level of quality care and patient safety achievable in radiation oncology.

Radiation oncology accredited facility  Additional accreditations include:  Computed Tomagraphy, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy  and Ultrasound
2018 | 2014–2017
Radiation Oncology Accredited Facility Additional accreditations include: Computed Tomography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Ultrasound
Breast Imaging Center of  Excellence
2016–2018
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ILLINOIS (BCBSIL)

Healthcare organizations designated as Blue Distinction Centers have demonstrated their commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care
2019
Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION / AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION

Get With The Guidelines® Stroke puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to work for hospital teams, helping to ensure the care provided to stroke patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines.

Get With The Guidelines® Atrial Fibrillation Award – Silver
2019
Get With The Guidelines® Atrial Fibrillation Award – Silver
Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
2018–2019
Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus
Get With The Guidelines®  Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite
2017
Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

The Leapfrog Group

NCH recently received its third “A” rating in a row for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes NCH’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. 

National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)

Our hospital is accredited by the NAEC as a level 3 epilepsy center. Level 3 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

2018–2019
Level 3 epilepsy center
DAISY and GEM Awards

Know a nurse who’s gone above and beyond? Nominate him or her for a DAISY or GEM award in recognition of outstanding commitment.

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