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 »

2012 Conquer Cancer Foundation Clinical Trials Participation Award Recipient

The Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center was one of six cancer centers nationwide, and the only center in North Carolina, to earn an award for its work in improving access to clinical trials. Awarded by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the award recognizes practices that have established high-quality clinical cancer research programs.

The Conquer Cancer Foundation selects practices based on several factors including patient accrual rates, accrual of minority and underrepresented populations, and innovative techniques in overcoming barriers to participation in clinical trials.

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.

The Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center Breast Clinic was awarded a $42,000 grant from the Avon Breast Health Outreach to help increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early-detection breast cancer. (February 21, 2012)

VHA Award

In 2011, Forsyth Medical Center, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and Novant Health 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 care measures.

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. Learn more about our Heart Failure Program.

First Nationally-Certified Stroke Program in the Carolinas
The Novant Health Stroke and Neurosciences Center (fromerly 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. Learn more about our Stroke Program.

First Nationally-Certified Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program in the Carolinas
Forsyth Medical Center's Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program is the first in the Carolinas to be certified by The Joint Commission. We are honored to receive this recognition and remain dedicated to delivering remarkable total hip and knee care to our patients. Learn more about our Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program.

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.

One of the top 100 in patient experience

The Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center has been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation for patient experience, with a ranking of number 44, in a survey conducted by Women Certified, which measures patient satisfaction among women. (October 5, 2011)

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. Learn more about our nationally-recognized physicians.

Magnet Recognition

American Nurses Credentialing Center recognized the nursing program at Forsyth Medical Center for its excellence and quality in nursing care. Forsyth Medical Center is one of 395 hospitals in the country that has received this honor, referred to as "Magnet Recognition." Only six percent of hospitals nationwide are recognized as Magnet hospitals. Learn more about our excellent nurses.