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Certifications of excellence

Novant Health's remarkable efforts to provide the best care to our patients are recognized by many national certifications and accreditations. Being nationally recognized for our excellence in health care means you have access to world-class medicine right here in your own community.

Heart care - Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and Novant Health 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, which recognizes its achievements in getting our heart attack patients straight to the cath lab where their blocked arteries are opened immediately.

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 entire range of this chronic condition. Forsyth Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center are recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons with a 3-star rating for providing consistent excellent heart surgery outcomes. This honor places both hospitals in the top 12 percent of all heart surgery programs in the nation.

Stroke care - 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, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and Thomasville Medical Center are also nationally-certified stroke centers. These facilities provide quality care that meets or exceeds all national benchmark standards established by The Joint Commission.

Orthopedics - The Total Hip and Total Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Programs at Forsyth Medical Center and Novant Health Prince William Medical Center achieved national certification from The Joint Commission, ensuring that patients receive the highest-quality care. Forsyth Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and Prince William Medical Center have been recognized statewide and nationally for surgical care and quality service to patients. Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital received the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for five of its joint and spine programs and is ranked in the top 5 percent in the country for surgical care measures.

Cancer care - Cancer patients and their families look for a leader in oncology. Novant Health Cancer Care, which includes Presbyterian Medical Center, Huntersville Medical Center and Matthews Medical Center, and the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, which includes Novant Health 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, leading edge treatments. Prince William Medical Center received a three-year accreditation from the Commission.

Nursing - The American Nurses Credentialing Center recognized the nursing programs at five Novant Health medical centers 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.