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Presbyterian Medical Center Quality Awards and recognition

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Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center named to "100 Great Hospitals" in the nation

Becker's Hospital Review recognized Presbyterian Medical Center as one of the "100 Great Hospitals" in the nation for 2012. Presbyterian Medical Center was honored along with other nationally renowned healthcare organizations such as Johns Hopkins University and Mayo Clinic. Presbyterian Medical Center earned recognition on the list because of accolades in clinical quality, innovative patient care delivery, and by continuously offering new services, specialty programs or technology to provide the highest level of care for patients.

Presbyterian Medical Center named one of the 50 Best Hospitals in America

Presbyterian Medical Center was named one of the 50 “Best Hospitals” in America in 2011 by Becker's Hospital Review. Based on national hospital rankings for quality patient care, Presbyterian Medical Center joined the 50-best list along with nationally renowned medical centers such as Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic. Presbyterian Medical Center is the only hospital in the Charlotte region on the 2011 “best hospitals” list.

Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital named one of the 60 best orthopedic programs in America

Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital was named one of the 60 "Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs" in America by Becker's Hospital Review in 2011. Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital joined the list with nationally renowned centers such as Cleveland Clinic, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Mayo Clinic. Only four North Carolina hospitals made the list – including Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, which is also a part of Novant Health.

Presbyterian Medical Center earns 56 awards for 2010 performance

Presbyterian Medical Center received the 2011 President’s Award along with 55 other awards from Professional Research Consultants (PRC), a national healthcare marketing organization that conducts satisfaction surveys for the hospital. The National Excellence in Healthcare Awards are distributed based on surveys completed by patients, employees and medical staff members. The President’s Award is the top award given to one organization that has made an extraordinary contribution to healthcare.

Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital wins 24 awards for 2010 performance

Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital received 24 awards from Professional Research Consultants (PRC), a national healthcare marketing organization that conducts satisfaction surveys for the hospital. The National Excellence in Healthcare Awards are distributed based on surveys completed by patients, employees and medical staff members.

Presbyterian Medical Center earns national recognition for surgical care outcomes

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Presbyterian Medical Center as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care.

Presbyterian Medical Center earns top rating for cardiac surgical care

Presbyterian Medical Center holds a prestigious 3-star rating for cardiac surgical care from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This rating was achieved by just 11.7 percent of all cardiac surgery hospitals in the United States and represents the highest quality of cardiac surgical care.

2008 Ernest A. Codman Award

Novant Health and its staff were named a national winner of the 2008 Ernest A. Codman Award from The Joint Commission. The prestigious Codman Award is presented to organizations that demonstrate exemplary performance to achieve healthcare quality improvement. The health system was honored for its successful efforts to improve hand hygiene compliance and reducing the spread of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by 53 percent, which means that 249 patients from 2005 through 2008 did not suffer the medical complications of MRSA.

VHA awards

Presbyterian Medical Center and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center received the 2008 VHA Leadership Award, which recognizes high-quality care that meets or exceeds national performance standards. Presbyterian Medical Center was honored for Superior System Performance for excellence in heart attack treatment, among other categories, and Matthews Medical Center was recognized for the quality of care given to patients in its intensive care units (ICU).

Magnet Nursing designation

In 2008, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) unanimously named all four of Novant Health’s hospitals as Magnet Health Care facilities. This designation applies to Presbyterian Medical Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Matthews Medical Center and Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. Only five percent of all hospitals nationwide have earned this designation, which recognizes facilities that provide the highest level of nursing care.

Novant Health Cancer Center honored as top in the nation

The prestigious 2008 Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award was recently given to the Novant Health Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons. The award, which is based on a rigorous on-site evaluation that examines process and performance within multiple areas of a cancer center, is only given to a few programs across the country that deliver the highest level of cancer care.

Novant Health retains primary stroke center designation

All three of Novant Health's Charlotte-area, acute care hospitals renewed their designation as primary stroke centers in 2010. The primary stroke center designation is based on compliance with consensus-based national standards, effective use of established clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care as well as performance measurements and improvement activities.

Consumers pick Presbyterian Medical Center for best quality and image

Presbyterian Medical Center received the Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation. This prestigious recognition is granted to hospitals that healthcare consumers have picked as having the most outstanding quality and image. Presbyterian Medical Center received this honor following an annual survey called the NRC Healthcare Market Guide that included more than 200,000 households in 190 areas around the nation and the District of Columbia.

NCQA physician quality awards

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), together with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, recognize physicians who provide excellent care to patients with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Society of Chest Pain Centers re-accreditation

Presbyterian Medical Center was the first Chest Pain Center in North Carolina to achieve Cycle II designation, showing that it meets the highest national standards for the care of heart attack and chest pain patients. The goal of the Society of Chest Pain Centers is to significantly reduce patient mortality rates by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment. Presbyterian Medical Center's Chest Pain Center received its first accreditation in 2004.

Mission Lifeline

Novant Health has taken part in statewide initiatives to improve the care of heart attack victims in North Carolina. Our care of heart attack patients exceeds national standards and serves as a model for others. Mission Lifeline, a project of the American Heart Association, is tackling heart attack care across the country.