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

  • The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital, in 2017, once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.
  • In 2017, The Miriam Hospital won its fifth semi-annual "A" grade for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group
  • Continuing its excellence in stroke care, The Miriam Hospital in 2017 received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award” and the “Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite” award. The Miriam has been honored by the association virtually every year for more than a decade.
  • 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 was named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012. It was recognized in the most recent ratings as high performing in seven medical specialties, including geriatrics, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, and hip and knee replacement. 
  • 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