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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:

  • St. Joseph's is given the Most Valuable Player Award from HANYS for an outstanding PCA Campaign (2015)
  • Leadership Greater Syracuse is presenting St. Joseph's with the Community Trustee Business Award (2015)
  • The Onondaga Historical Association is presenting St. Joseph's with a History Medal at their annual Breakfast, in recognition of all we have done to preserve our history including the museum on our campus (2015)
  • St. Joseph's received the NAACP Community Service Award (2015)
  • St. Joseph’s Celebrates Achievement of Largest Green Healthcare Project in Upstate NY (LEED) (2015)
  • St. Joseph's Achieves Comprehensive Center accreditation for Bariatric Surgery (2015)
  • Primary Care Center - West received recertification as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (2015) 
  • Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. (BFUSA) re-designated St. Joseph's as a Baby Friendly hospital.  This designation represents the gold standard of care for infant feeding and is a global initiative sponsored by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and WHO (World Health Organization) (2014-2019).
  • Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) for 2014 under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, recognizing the organization’s extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families.
  • St. Joseph's Nursing Excellence Recognized with Prestigious Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC).
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Beacon Award "Gold level" for excellence in critical care nursing for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (2014)
  • Consumer Reports has ranked St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center among the highest in the United States when it comes to heart surgery.
  • 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: Marylin Galimi, Employee Winner, Susan Mulcahy, RN, Nursing Winner, Zoe Gonza, RN and Patricia Johnson, RN, Lifetime Achievement Winners
  • Sister Patricia Ann Recipient: Dr. Ilya Amromin
  • 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)