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Novant Health is a leader in improving the quality of healthcare and is recognized by many independent national organizations. This commitment to quality helps us deliver renowned care to the communities we serve. Below are a few awards and recognitions we have recently earned.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance - The National Committee for Quality Assurance recognizes physicians for using evidence-based measures to provide excellent care to their patients. Currently, 88 percent of eligible Novant Health physicians earned Diabetes Provider Recognition and 95 percent of eligible physicians hold Heart / Stroke Provider Recognition.

HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory Award - Novant Health received the prestigious Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Stage 7 Ambulatory Award for its adoption and use of an electronic health record (EHR). The first in Carolinas to attain the highest level of EHR use, this award represents the successful transformation of care in Novant Health's more than 400 physician clinics across three states. Through the successful implementation, adoption and optimization of its electronic health record, Novant Health is delivering on its promise to provide world-class technology that supports high-quality, affordable and convenient care.

Ernest A. Codman Award - Each year, The Joint Commission honors healthcare organizations for efforts in improving patient care and safety. In 2004, Novant Health earned the Ernest A. Codman award for reducing medical complications in patients taking blood-thinning medications. In 2008, Novant Health was recognized for our efforts to reduce methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a resistant staph infection, by focusing on hand hygiene compliance.

VHA President's Award - Novant Health was awarded the 2009 President's Award by VHA, a national organization of 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and 21,000 other healthcare organizations whose mission it is to assist its members in quality improvements, for achieving clinical excellence and outstanding supply chain management.

2009 Team Approaches in Quality Improvement Award - Novant Health was also the recipient of the 2009 Team Approaches in Quality Improvement Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine. We were recognized for our multidisciplinary team approach to improving medication safety within our acute care facilities.

Partners in MS Care - Novant Health has been recognized as a Partner in MS Care center by the National MS Society. This honor is given to healthcare organizations that work with the Society to give local MS communities better access to care and information.