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  • Awards and Recognition

  • 2014

    Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital awarded Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
    The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its total knee and total hip replacement programs. The certification recognizes the Total Joint Center’s compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in a disease-specific care set by The Joint Commission. It also acknowledges the center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

    2013

    The Miriam Hospital Named Top Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report
    The Miriam Hospital was named the top regional hospital by U.S. News and World Report for a second straight year. In addition The Miriam Hospital was recognized as high performing in eight medical specialties, including cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology and surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.

    Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement
    The Miriam Hospital was named a Blue Distinction Center in Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program is a national designation awarded to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care.

    Award-Winning Stroke Care
    The Miriam Hospital received a 2013 Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, recognizing the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

    Environmental Partnership Award
    The Miriam Hospital has received the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, a health care membership community that promotes efficiency and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care.

    2012

    The Miriam Hospital Named Top Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report
    The Miriam Hospital was named the top regional hospital by U.S. News and World Report. It was recognized as high performing in seven medical specialties, including diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology

    Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer
    The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Miriam Hospital was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). The Miriam Hospital is one of only 79 health care facilities in the country – and the only in Rhode Island – to receive this national honor based on excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

    Award-Winning Care
    The Miriam Hospital's Stroke Center received a 2012 Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association. This is the association's highest honor for stroke care.

    National Stroke Center Certification
    The Miriam Hospital earned the elite Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, a national honor awarded to the country's top stroke programs. The Miriam, which was the first hospital in Rhode Island to be certified a Primary Stroke Center, holds distinction as the only facility in the state to be certified four times.

    2011

    National Stroke Performance Award
    The Miriam Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes our commitment and success in providing the highest standard of stroke care for patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. This is the association’s highest honor for stroke care.

    Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer
    The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital and The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Miriam Hospital have each earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. Among only 90 programs nationwide to receive this honor, this award recognizes the significant commitment by medical staff, administration and staff at both hospitals to providing high-quality cancer care to their patients, as well as meeting and exceeding the standards set by the CoC.

    Center of Excellence Designation
    The Miriam Hospital was named an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of excellence in providing superior and comprehensive bariatric surgery care.

    Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery
    The Miriam Hospital was named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. The Blue Distinction program recognizes facilities that meet objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality, developed in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations.

    AACVPR Program Certification
    The Miriam Hospital pulmonary rehabilitation program has been awarded certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

    2010

    Magnet Hospital Designation
    The Miriam Hospital has been recognized for overall nursing excellence with its fourth consecutive Magnet hospital designation. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® is nursing’s top honor and is one of the most prestigious distinctions an organization can receive for outstanding nursing care. The unanimous decision was based on The Miriam Hospital’s continued adherence to rigorous national standards of nursing practice.

    National Stroke Center Certification
    The Miriam Hospital earned the elite Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, a national honor awarded to the country's top stroke programs. The Miriam, which was the first hospital in Rhode Island to be certified a Primary Stroke Center, holds distinction as the only facility in the state to be certified three times.

    National Stroke Performance Award
    The Miriam Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes our commitment and success in providing the highest standard of stroke care for patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. This is the association's highest honor for stroke care.

    Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement
    The Miriam Hospital was named a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island following a comprehensive review of its spine surgery and knee and hip replacement services. The Blue Distinction program recognizes facilities that meet objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality, developed in collaboration with expert physicians and medical organizations. More about this award  

    Major Teaching Affiliation
    Rhode Island Hospital was designated the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The Miriam Hospital and Bradley Hospital were designated major teaching affiliates.

    2009

    Nuclear Medicine Laboratories Are Nationally Accredited
    The Miriam Hospital has been awarded two nationally recognized accreditations for both its general nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology laboratories from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories. It is one of the first hospital-based nuclear medicine laboratories in the Untied States to achieve this accreditation and be recognized for its high commitment to patient care and excellence in imaging. Find out more.  

    National Accreditation for Echocardiography Laboratory
    The Miriam's echocardiography laboratory is one of the first thousand facilities in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be accredited by the Intersocietel Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories. This accreditation recognizes its commitment to high quality patient care and diagnostic imaging. More about this accreditation.  

    Breast Cancer Registry Pilot Program
    The Breast Center at the Adele R. Decof Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Miriam Hospital has been chosen by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as one of 20 sites for its national Breast Cancer Registry Pilot Program.

    National Accreditation Program for Breast Center
    The Comprehensive Cancer Centers at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital have each received a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

    2009 Advancing Innovation in Healthcare Hospital Award
    The Miriam Hospital was awarded the 2009 Advancing Innovation in Healthcare Hospital Award for the quality improvement initiative, "Intensive Care Unit Pressure Ulcer Prevention Bundle Leads to a Preliminary Reduction in Hospital Acquired Ulcers." The emphasis of this bundle is on prevention and an "all eyes" approach to collaboration on this important issue. Implementation of these interventions lead to a reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers and a more positive collegial relationship among the staff involved. The award was given at the 6th Annual Celebration of Healthcare Quality in Rhode Island. More about this award  

    The Miriam Hospital Honored for Outstanding Care
    Several New England hospitals were named to the 2009 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hospital Honor Roll, which recognizes adult, acute care hospitals for performance among the top 25 percent of those measured, nationally.

    Hospitals were measured according to a set of composite quality and patient experience measures, as reported by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Hospital Compare, and Leapfrog patient safety measures. Read more  

    Gold Performance Award
    The Miriam Hospital earned a Gold Performance Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

    2008

    Stroke Center Gold Performance Achievement Award
    The Miriam Hospital received the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke(GWTG—Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes The Miriam Hospital's commitment to providing quality stroke care by successfully implementing nationally accepted standards of care and recommendations for at least 24 months.

    Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll
    The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital were named to 2008 Harvard Pilgrim Hospital Honor Roll and were among only three Rhode Island hospitals to be recognized.

    State's First Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification
    The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at The Miriam Hospital received certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The program, located at 208 Collyer Street, is the first in the state to receive this certification.

    Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers
    The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital were named Blue Distinction Centers for Complex and Rare Cancers by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Rhode Island and The Miriam are the only two hospitals in the state to be recognized with this merit.

    Ranked Number One Diagnostic Imaging Residency
    The diagnostic imaging residency training program at Rhode Island Hospital, a partnership with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been ranked number one in the country. The ranking, released annually by the American Board of Radiology, objectively measures residency training programs based on the past five years of written and oral board examinations. The Rhode Island Hospital-sponsored graduate medical education program was ranked number one out of the 186 training programs across the country. Based at Rhode Island Hospital, residents also spend one month training at both The Miriam Hospital and Women and Infant's Hospital each year.

    Cardiac Specialty Center Designation
    The Miriam Hospital is proud to have been awarded the UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center designation for 2007 to 2009 in recognition of quality care. To receive this designation, The Miriam Hospital met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.

    Thomson Healthcare top 100 Cardiovascular Care
    Thompson Healthcare named Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital among the nation's top 100 hopsitals for cardiovascular care.

    Community Service Award
    The Miriam Hospital's RISE tuberculosis clinic receives a Community Service Award and Governor's Citation from the RI Department of Health.

    2007

    Solucient 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
    The Miriam Hospital was again named among the nation's 100 top hospitals for cardiovascular care by Thomson Healthcare, formerly known as Solucient. Thomson's annual study identifies hospitals that are setting benchmark levels of performance for cardiovascular services throughout the nation. It recognizes the hospitals and their management teams for superior clinical, operational and financial performance in the area of cardiovascular service. This is the second consecutive year that Rhode Island and The Miriam were both named to the list, and they remain the only hospitals in the state to be honored with this recognition. This is the sixth time The Miriam Hospital was named in the Solucient top 100 hospitals.

    Cardiac Specialty Center designation
    The Miriam Hospital is proud to have been awarded the UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center designation for 2007 to 2009 in recognition of quality care. To receive this designation, The Miriam Hospital met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.

    2006

    Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing
    The Miriam Hospital was the only hospital in New England to receive the four-year Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing for the third time.

    Primary Stroke Center Designation
    The Miriam Hospital received designation as the only JCAHO certified primary stroke center in the state of Rhode Island.

    Solucient 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
    The Miriam Hospital is named among the nation's 100 top hospitals for cardiovascular care by Solucient.

    2004

    Solucient 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
    The Miriam Hospital was listed among the top hospitals in the country for cardiovascular service in the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals.

    Top 44 Women's Heart Center in the US
    The Miriam Hospital Women's Cardiac Center was named a top 44 Women's Heart Center in the US by Castle Connolly and featured in Good Housekeeping February 2004.

    2003

    Solucient 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
    The Miriam Hospital was listed among the top hospitals in the country for cardiovascular service in the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals.

    Barnet Fain Quality Award
    The Miriam Hospital's Genesis Program won Lifespan's Barnet Fain Quality Award

    2002

    The Magnet Award
    Received the Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services,the highest level of recognition that the American Nurses Credentialing Center can accord to organized nursing services

    Solucient 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
    The Miriam Hospital was listed among the top hospitals in the country for cardiovascular service in the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals.

    Named One of the Top 50 Hospitals
    Modern Maturity magazine named the Miriam Hospital one of the nations' top 50 hospitals, based on a study by Consumer's Checkbook.

    Russell Brady Award
    The Miriam Hospital's Project Bridge, which creates and oversees treatment plans for ex-inmates who are HIV positive, received the Russell Brady Award for Innovative Services Delivery from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

    Community Leadership Award
    Samuel and Esther Chester Immunology Center at The Miriam Hospital has received the Community Leadership Award from the International Institute of Rhode Island (IIRI) for providing medical care to refugees with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

    1999

    Solucient 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
    The Miriam Hospital was listed among the top hospitals in the country for cardiovascular service in the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals.

    1998

    Magnet Award
    Received the Magnet Recognition for Excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center