Novant's exceptional efforts to provide the best care to our patients are recognized by many national certifications.
Forsyth Medical Center, Presbyterian Medical Center, Huntersville Medical Center, Matthews Medical Center and Thomasville Medical Center have earned national recognition as Accredited Chest Pain Centers. In addition, Presbyterian Medical Center was the first in North Carolina to achieve advanced accreditation for Cycle II Chest Pain with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Forsyth Medical Center became the first hospital in the Carolinas to receive national certification from The Joint Commission for its Congestive Heart Failure Program, ensuring remarkable care across the continuum for this chronic condition. 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.
When it comes to stroke care, "time is brain." Forsyth Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center were the first two facilities in the Carolinas to become nationally certified stroke centers. Huntersville Medical Center, Matthews Medical Center, Rowan Medical Center and Thomasville Medical Center are also nationally certified stroke centers. These facilities provide quality care that meets or exceeds all nationally benchmark standards established by The Joint Commission.
The Total Hip & Total Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Programs at Forsyth Medical Center and Prince William Medical Center achieved national certification from The Joint Commission, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care. Forsyth Medical Center, Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and Prince William Medical Center have been recognized statewide and nationally for surgical care and quality service to patients.
Cancer patients and their families look for a leader in oncology. Presbyterian Cancer Center and the Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center, which includes Medical Park Hospital and Thomasville Medical Center, have received Outstanding Achievement recognition from the National Commission on Cancer. The hospitals provide patients with access to newly approved, cutting-edge treatments. Prince William Medical Center received a three-year accreditation from the Commission.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center recognized the nursing programs at five Novant hospitals as "Magnet" for their excellence and quality in nursing care: Forsyth Medical Center, Presbyterian Medical Center, Huntersville Medical Center, Matthews Medical Center and Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. Only 5 percent of hospitals nationwide are recognized as Magnet hospitals.