Our hospitals' first priority is to provide the highest quality of care to patients,
which is recognized by many national organizations.
Forsyth Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center were recognized in 2008 as the
only two U.S. hospitals among all of the VHA's Joint Commission reporting organizations
to earn Superior System Performance honors and they received the same award again
in 2009. Both hospitals achieved high-level performance in all four federal Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quality measure categories: acute mycocardial
infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), pneumonia (PN) and surgical care improvement
In 2011, Forsyth Medical Center, Presbyterian Medical Center and Rowan Medical
Center were winners of the 2011 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence. Only
28 hospitals nationwide were recognized for achieving top performance in clinical
Of the 36 High Reliable Hospitals in North Carolina in 2010, as rated by the North
Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety, nine are Novant hospitals.
They were rated as High Reliable for sustaining excellent patient care in one or
more of the clinical quality measure categories.
Presbyterian Medical Center was recognized by the American College of Surgeons' National
Surgical Quality Improvement Program for its exemplary outcomes in surgical patient
care. It was the only North Carolina facility to earn this distinction and was one
of just 26 hospitals nationwide to be recognized.
Forsyth Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center were recognized by the Society
of Thoracic Surgeons in 2010 with a 3-star rating for providing consistent excellent
cardiac surgery outcomes. This honor places both hospitals in the top 12 percent
of all cardiac surgery programs in the nation.