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National Recognition of Quality

Community Benefit ReportBlue Distinction Center of Excellence awarded to the cardiovascular program by Independence Blue Cross. This bi-annual designation is based on clinical data and recognizes high quality, affordable healthcare and positive outcomes. (Earned 2007 and 2009)

With six Joint Commission Gold Seals of Approval™ in the areas of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, hip and knee replacements, and wound care, the Hospital was the first in Pennsylvania to have six certifications and was the first in Chester County to receive any. (Earned 2008 and 2010)

Having the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care, the Hospital earned the designation as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission. (Earned 2008 and 2010)

The Wound Care Center earned the Center of Distinction Award and the Robert A. Warriner, MD, Center of Excellence Award for its outstanding care and impressive outcomes. (Earned 2008 and 2010)

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons recognized Cardiac Surgery outcomes at the Hospital as being in the top 10% in the country, giving the program the highest honor - a Three-Star Rating. (Earned 2009)

CIO Magazine named the Hospital to its coveted CIO 100 list and honored it with its +1 Award for innovatively applying technology to improve health outcomes. The Hospital was one of only five recipients in the nation. (Earned 2009)

The diabetes program was one of only four programs in the Northeastern United States to receive the Medtronic Center of Excellence Award for successful achievement of best practices with modern technologies in diabetes management. (Earned 2009)

Earning Press Ganey's Summit Award for Patient Satisfaction, the Hospital is one of only four programs awarded in the country. Press Ganey works with more than 10,000 healthcare organizations to measure and improve their quality of care. (Earned 2009 and 2010)

The Hospital was the first to be designated a Chest Pain Center with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPS). It is the first Center in Chester County. (Earned 2010)

Achieving the Innovator Award from Healthcare Informatics magazine, the Hospital has distinguished itself from a quality and safety perspective by automating the infection control process and improving patient outcomes through use of Information Technology. (Earned 2010)

CMIO Magazine awarded the Hospital the Health IT Innovation Award for technology solutions related to infection control. (Earned 2010)

The Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®- Heart Failure Bronze Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for achieving the aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care. (Earned 2010)

With one of the most comprehensive instructional programs in the region, the Diabetes Self-Management Programachieved Re-Accreditation by the American Association of Diabetes Educators for meeting all the national standards for diabetes self-management education and providing programs that track and maintain patient progress. (Earned 2010)

The American College of Radiology designated the Hospital's Outpatient Radiology Services as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for having high practice standards in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound. (Earned 2011)

The Breast Health Program at The Chester County Hospital and Health System has been granted a full, three-year accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. (Earned 2010)

Published: The Chester County Hospital and Health System Community Benefit Report 2011

Last Updated: 10/18/2011