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Recognition and Accomplishments

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Recognition and accomplishments of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center that align with the hospital’s strategic goals:

  • National Research Corp: 2013/2014 Consumer Choice #1 Award for highest overall quality and image in the Syracuse area. (St. Joseph's has earned this award 15 times.)
  • Hospitals & Health Networks (journal of the American Hospital Association): St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center named one of the nation's "100 Most Wired" hospitals.
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield: Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Outcome Concept Systems: St. Joseph's Home Care and Hospitals Home Health Care cited as one of the top 500 performing home care providers in the United States
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Beacon Award "Silver level" for excellence in critical care nursing for both the Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units (2011)
  • ACE Accreditation for Cardiac Catheterization (Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence)
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center (Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care)
  • Heart Failure Accredited (Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care)
  • HealthGrades 2014: One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ 
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission: St. Joseph’s College of Nursing (Five-year national accreditation)
  • American Association of Respiratory Care: Quality Respiratory Care Recognition for 2013
  • Joint Commission accreditation for Franciscan Health Support.
  • DNV Healthcare accreditation for St. Joseph's Hospital.
  • First in U.S. to successfully complete MORE OB Program.
  • Press Ganey: Summit Award for Patient Satisfaction (Outpatient Surgery Centers) (2010-2013)
  • American Red Cross:Real Heroes Award (Blood Donor Category) Orthopedic Surgery Team
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: St. Joseph’s is designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
  • American Culinary Federation: 2012 Achievement of Excellence Award.
  • Becker's Hospital Review: Kathryn H. Ruscitto named to annual list of "52 Women Hospital & Healthcare Leaders"
  • Sister Patricia Ann Recipients: John Viola, Employee Winner, Debra Steves, RN, Nursing Winner, Teresa Mortise, RN, Lifetime Achievement Winner
  • Sister Patricia Ann Recipient: Dr. Thomas Aiello
  • Dr. Roger W. Pease award: Seth Greenky, MD, Syed Zaman, MD; Narayana Reddy, MD. The award recognizes physician clinical excellence, social responsibility and leadership
  • GHXcellence Awards: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center recognized as one of the “Best 50 Integrated Delivery Networks” for achievements in improving supply chain performance.
  • CenterStateCEO: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center was awarded the Economic Champion Award (2011) and the Non-Profit Business of the Year Award (2011)