The Miriam Hospital Awards and Accreditations

Clinical Excellence

In 2015, The Miriam Hospital was one of only four hospitals nationwide to achieve Magnet designation five consecutive times. This is the highest nursing credential given, recognizing excellence in professional nursing.

Featured Awards and Recognition

  • In 2017, The Miriam Hospital won its fifth semi-annual "A" grade for hospital safety since 2014 from The Leapfrog Group
  • The Miriam Hospital was named by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 as one of 100 hospitals across the country with great orthopedic programs.
  • The hospital was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 as one of 53 hospitals across the country with the lowest heart attack mortality rates.
  • The Miriam Hospital received its ninth consecutive stroke care award in 2015: the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award” and the “Target: Stroke Honor Roll” award.
  • The Miriam Hospital was named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in 2015, 2013 and 2012. It was also recognized as high performing in eight medical specialties, including cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology and surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute earned the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in 2015, 2013, and 2012.
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute sites at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital was named to Becker's Hospital Review 2015 “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.”
  • The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital was recognized in both 2015 and 2012 by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program for delivering high-quality patient care.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island awarded The Miriam Hospital a Blue Distinction Center+  designation for bariatric surgery in 2015 and for knee and hip replacement in 2013. 
  • The Intensive Care Unit at The Miriam Hospital earned a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
  • The Miriam Hospital received the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth in 2013.

Accreditations and Certifications