Forsyth Medical Center

Awards and recognition

Forsyth Medical Center Quality Awards and recognition

National recognition means patients have easy access to quality care

Awarded Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders "Exemplar" status

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders logoFollowing a recent evaluation of the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program status, Forsyth Medical Center achieved NICHE "Exemplar" status. Strictly speaking, the hospital gained its new status as a result of its own geriatric-targeted actions. The Exemplar status recognizes Forsyth Medical Center’s ongoing high-level dedication to geriatric nursing care. Forsyth Medical Center is also pre-eminent in the implementation and quality of system-wide interventions and initiatives that demonstrate organizational commitment to the care of older adults. Read more about this award »

Breast Center Accreditation

The Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center at Forsyth Medical Center has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program of the American College of Surgeons. This prestigious award reflects our commitment for outstanding breast cancer care and is awarded to centers who demonstrate clinical excellence.

Nationally-Certified Programs

Forsyth Medical Center has several nationally-certified programs. We are committed to providing excellent patient care and by upholding national standards we can continue to do so.

First Nationally-Certified Heart Failure Program in the Carolinas
Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute (formerly Forsyth Cardiac and Vascular Center) is honored to receive national certification from The Joint Commission. Our patients benefit from shorter hospital stays, fewer readmissions and lead healthier lives.

First Nationally-Certified Stroke Program in the Carolinas
The Novant Health Stroke and Neurosciences Center (formerly Forsyth Stroke and Neurosciences Institute) received certification from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. National certification is awarded only to healthcare facilities that demonstrate excellence in stroke care by meeting rigorous national standards and performance measures.

First in State to be Recognized as Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by AAGL
Forsyth Medical Center has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology in North Carolina by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Forsyth Medical Center received this designation for its excellent patient care as a facility and for care provided by individual surgeons.

NCQA Physician Quality Awards

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

Magnet Recognition

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center’s nursing program has been awarded a Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Patients at hospitals where nurses have higher levels of satisfaction have been shown to have better health outcomes for patients, according to studies published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The Magnet Recognition Program looks at measures of job satisfaction among nurses, including length of employment and number of chances for career development. Forsyth Medical Center is among 8% of hospitals in the country to have received this honor.