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Hospital Accreditations

Quality & Innovation Awards

Community Healthcare System

  • Healthgrades™ - Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ 2016 – only healthcare system in Indiana where all member hospitals achieved this award
  • Microsoft – Health Users Group Innovation Award for 2015
  • March of Dimes/ Indiana Hospital Association – LDRP Quality of Care Distinction, 2014
  • Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network – “Lifesaving Partner” for outstanding achievement in addressing the region’s critical need for organ, eye and tissue donations, 2010-2011
  • Donate Life American – Award of Merit for Flags Across America Program
  • Thomson Reuters – nation’s Top 50 Best Healthcare Systems, 2009-2010
  • Studer Group – Fire Starter Award, 2009
  • Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana – Chanute Prize for Team Innovation for Breast Care: Same Day Results Project, 2008-2009
  • Building Indiana – Swanky Office Award for Best Technology, 2009

Community Hospital

  • Healthgrades™ - Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ 2016 – only healthcare system in Indiana where all member hospitals achieved this award
  • Hospital of the Year Award – Indiana Lions Eye Bank, 2015
  • United Way – Hospital of the Year, 2009
  • Freedom Team Salute Award – Generous employee contributions to Hearts of Hope program, 2009
  • Army National Guard Certification of Appreciation – for assisting veteran with BioSleeve Wearable Therapy, 2009
  • Press Ganey – Journey of Improvement Award for overall patient satisfaction, 2009, 2012
  • Press Ganey – Journey of Improvement for overall inpatient/ED satisfaction scores, 2012
  • Gift of Hope, Organ & Tissue Donor Network –Tissue Award for outstanding achievement in saving and enhancing lives through organ and tissue donation, 2009
  • Thomson Reuters – Top 100 Hospitals for delivery, quality and efficiency in healthcare, 2009, 2010

St. Catherine Hospital

  • Healthgrades™ - Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, 2016 – only healthcare system in Indiana where all member hospitals achieved this award
  • LakeShore Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Award, City of East Chicago, 2016
  • American Hospital Association and the Health Research Educational Trust – Video, “Eliminating Harm Across the Board” for providing high quality patient care, 2015 / St. Catherine Hospital
  • Studer Group – Hardwiring Excellence Award, Physical & Occupational Therapy Departments, 2016
  • March of Dimes/ Indiana Hospital Association – LDRP Quality of Care Distinction, 2014
  • LakeShore Chamber of Commerce: Economic Development Award, City of East Chicago, 2016
  • Press Ganey: Top Improver Award, 2009

St. Mary Medical Center

  • HealthGrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience 2016
  • Lake Area United Way – Hospital of the Year for exemplary employee contributions / St. Mary Medical Center, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Press Ganey ™ Compass Award for Improved Patient Satisfaction – Ambulatory Surgery, 2008
  • Press Ganey ™ Compass Award for Improved Patient Satisfaction – Outpatient Services, 2008
  • Press Ganey ™ Quarterly Improvement Certificate - Ambulatory Surgery, 2010
  • Press Ganey ™ Quarterly Improvement Certificate - Emergency Department, 2010
  • ADVANCE Magazine for Nurses – Nurses’ Choice Award, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Post Tribune – Neighbor’s Choice Award, 2009, 2010, 2013
  • Northwest Indiana Quarterly – Best of the Regional Hospital Runner Up, 2009
  • Hobart Chamber of Commerce – Large Business of the Year, 2008, 2011

Accreditations & Awards by Services

Hospital Accreditations

  • The Joint Commission – Accreditation for three years, 2011-2013 / Community Hospital / St. Catherine Hospital / St. Mary Medical Center
  • The Joint Commission – Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ™ / St. Catherine Hospital (2014)
  • Press Ganey – Top Improver Award, 2009

Breast Care

  • American College of Radiology – Certification as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence / Community Hospital’s Women’s Diagnostic Center, Munster; St. Mary Medical Center
  • American College of Radiology – Breast MRI / Community Hospital’s Women’s Diagnostic Center, Munster; St. Mary Medical Center Are these the same awards
  • American College of Radiology - Mammography Accreditation / Community Diagnostic Center, Munster; Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, St. John; St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center
  • American College of Radiology – Stereotactic Breast Biopsy / St. Mary Medical Center (2010)
  • American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers – three-year accreditation for breast cancer program / Community Hospital (2016-2019); St. Mary Medical Center (2013)
  • College of American Pathologists – Pathology Accreditation for breast tissue processing and interpretation / Community Hospital
  • Federal Drug Administration – Accreditation of Mammography Services / Community Hospital; St. Catherine Hospital

Cancer Care

  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer / Community Hospital (2016); St. Mary Medical Center (2016)

Diagnostic Tests

  • American College of American Pathologists – Nuclear Medicine / St. Mary Medical Center
  • American College of Radiology – Adults and Peds: CT Accreditation / Community Hospital; Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, St. John; Community Outpatient Center, Schererville; Adult only: Community Diagnostic Center, Munster
  • American College of Radiology – CT certification with special pediatric imaging designation / St. Mary Medical Center (2010)
  • American College of Radiology – lung cancer screening certification / Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, St. John; Community Outpatient Center, Schererville
  • American College of Radiology – MRI Accreditation / Community Hospital; Community Diagnostic Center, Munster; Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, St. John
  • American College of Radiology – Nuclear Medicine Accreditation / Community Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center
  • American College of Radiology – PET Accreditation / Community Diagnostic Center, Munster
  • American College of Radiology – Ultrasound Accreditation OB/GYN, General / Community Hospital; Community Diagnostic Center in Munster; Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, St. John; Community Hospital Outpatient Center, Schererville
  • American College of Radiology - Ultrasound Accreditation Vascular / Community Hospital
  • American College of Radiology / Ultrasound Accreditation for OB. Gynecological and General Ultrasound Serivces / St. Catherine Hospital (2011)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Accreditation of the Nuclear Medicine Department / Community Hospital; St. Catherine Hospital

Heart Care

  • American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Accreditation Cardiac Rehabilitation Community Hospital; St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center
  • American College of Cardiology – Platinum Performance Achievement Award for outstanding treatment of heart attack patients, 2009 / Community Hospital
  • American College of Cardiology – Gold Performance Achievement Award for outstanding treatment of heart attack patients, 2009 / Community Hospital
  • Anthem Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care® - Quality award for overall care / St. Catherine Hospital (2013)/ St. Mary Medical Center (2016)
  • Society of Chest Pain Centers – Full accreditation Chest Pain Center with PCI / Community Hospital (2011); St. Mary Medical Center (2014); St. Catherine Hospital (2015)
  • SilverSneakers TM – Medicare National Program Accreditation for Cardiac Rehabilitation / St. Catherine Hospital
  • The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – Heart Attack & Heart Failure / St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center (2014)
  • Women’s Choice for Best Heart Care Hospitals in Indiana / Community Hospital (2016) / St. Catherine Hospital (2016)

Home Health

  • Community Health Accreditation Program – National Accreditation for Home Health / St. Catherine Hospital (2015)
  • Home health Care Consumer Assessment of Health Providers Survey – Top 25 Award of Distinction Fazzi National Patient Safety Satisfaction Service / St. Mary Medical Center/St. Catherine Hospital (2015)

Laboratory

  • American Association of Blood Banks – System Laboratory Accreditation (2012-2013) / Community Healthcare System
  • College of American Pathologists – Accreditation of Medical Laboratory / Community Hospital; St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center
  • Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists – System Laboratory Accreditation, 2013 / Community Healthcare System
  • CLIA Laboratory Certification of Accreditation (Lab and Pathology) / Community Hospital / St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center

Maternity Care

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Association – Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care / Community Hospital (2016); St. St. Catherine Hospital (2016); St. Mary Medical Center (2016)
  • March of Dimes 2014 39+ Weeks Quality Improvement Service Package: Community Hospital; St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center
  • The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – Maternity Care / St. Mary Medical Center (2015)

Orthopedics

  • HealthGrades® - America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic SurgeryTM, 2016.

Pneumonia

  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval – Pneumonia / St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center (2014)
  • The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – Pneumonia / St. Mary Medical Center (2015)

Pulmonary

  • American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Accredited for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program / St. Catherine Hospital (since 2009); St. Mary Medical Center (since 2013)
  • HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award Top 10% in the Nation – Pulmonary Care / St. Mary Medical Center (2016)

Radiation Oncology

  • American College of Radiology/ The American Society for Radiation Oncology – Accreditation of the Radiation Oncology Department / Community Hospital

Rehabilitation Facility

  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (2016) / Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center

Respiratory Care

  • National Board for Respiratory Care – National Accreditation / St. Catherine Hospital (2010)

Spine Care

  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Spine Care, 2015 / Community Hospital

Sleep

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Center / Community Hospital (since 2005) / St. Catherine Hospital (since 2012); St. Mary Medical Center (since 2014)

Stroke Care

  • American Heart Associations - Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award / St. Catherine Hospital (2016)
  • American Heart Association – Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award Get with the Guidelines Stroke Program / Community Hospital (2016) / St. Mary Medical Center (2016)
  • American Heart Association – Stroke Bronze Achievement Award – Get with the Guidelines Stroke Program / St. Catherine Hospital (2011)
  • The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers – Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care Program / Community Hospital (2014); St. Catherine Hospital (2015); St. Mary Medical Center (2013)
  • The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – stroke / St. Mary Medical Center (2015)
  • Amerinet Stroke Achievement Award, 2015 / Community Hospital

Diabetes

  • The Joint Commission for Advanced Inpatient Diabetic Center – Gold Seal of Approval for Diabetic Program/St. Catherine Hospital (2016

Surgery

  • AAGL/Surgical Review Corporation – Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology / St. Mary Medical Center (2014)
  • The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – Surgical Care / St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center (2014)

Surgery – Bariatric

  • American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence – Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Award / St. Mary Medical Center (2013)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Association – Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery Gastric Stapling Program / St. Mary Medical Center (2015)

Surgery – Gynecologic

  • American college of surgeons center of Excellence Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery / St. Mary Medical Center (2013)

Surgery – Orthopedics

  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Joint Academy Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement / St. Mary Medical Center (2013)
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval – Joint Academy for Hip Replacement / St. Mary Medical Center (2013)
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval – Joint Academy for Knee Replacement / St. Mary Medical Center (2013)

Venous Thromboembolism

  • The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures – Venous Thromboembolism / St. Catherine Hospital; St. Mary Medical Center (2014)

Training

  • Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency medical Services Profession – EMS Training Program Accreditation / St. Mary Medical Center
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences – School for Medical Laboratory Science / Community Healthcare System (2016-2021)