Sisters of Charity Hospital Awards and Recognitions

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Quality and Value

US News & World Report

Best Regional Hospital - US News & World Report (2014)

US News & World Report has named Sisters of Charity Hospital among the best regional hospitals in the country and noted that Sisters Hospital is a high performer in Gynecology and Neurology & Neurosurgery.

Click here to view our profile on the US News & World Report website.

SDI Top 100 Integrated Health Systems

Top 100 Integrated Health Systems - Catholic Health (2008 - 2012)

This award encompasses the entire Catholic Health system and indicates that we are one of the 100 most integrated networks nationwide. Catholic Health ranked 42nd in the 2012 survey; no other healthcare system in Western New York ranked in the top 50.

Community Value Five StarCommunity Value 100

Cleverley + Associates - Community Value Index® (CVI) Five-Star Hospital Award (2009 - 2013) and Top 100 Hospital Award (2009 - 2013)

Cleverley + Associates of Columbus, Ohio, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm, has named Sisters of Charity Hospital as a five-star hospital, a national recognition for quality and value. The rating places Sisters of Charity Hospital in the top 20 percent of Cleverley’s annual nationwide evaluation of hospitals in four key areas of performance including:

  • Financial stability
  • Cost structure
  • Charge structure
  • Quality performance

Sisters of Charity Hospital also placed in the top 100 of the 536 Five-Star hospitals, earning Cleverley’s Top 100 designation.

Joint Commission Accreditation

Joint Commission Accreditation (2012 - 2015)

Joint Commission accreditation is a voluntary process consisting of rigorous, unannounced site surveys by a team of physicians, nurses and other health executives. Commission accredited or certified organizations have demonstrated that they meet the highest standards in their field. All Catholic Health hospitals have earned accreditation by The Joint Commission.

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Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Accredited Center - Comprehensive

This is a joint accreditation by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and  the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This designation represents Sisters’ Hospital’s commitment to safe, quality and personal care that supports excellent clinical outcomes.  

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HealthGrades® Five-Star Rated for Bariatric Surgery

HealthGrades® Five-Star Rated for Bariatric Surgery (2006 - 2013)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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HealthGrades

HealthGrades® - Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award (2006/2007 - 2012)

Sisters of Charity Hospital was ranked #3 in New York State and among the top 10% in the nation for bariatric surgery, according to a study issued by HealthGrades®.

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Blue Distinction - Bariatric Surgery

BlueCross and BlueShield "Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery™"

Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery™ provide a full range of bariatric surgery care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.

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Learn about bariatric surgery at Catholic Health.

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Cancer

Certified Community Cancer Center - American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

The Sisters of Charity Hospital Oncology Program has been recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as offering the very best in cancer care. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receives this special approval.

Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer approved cancer program ensures that a patient will have access to:

  • Quality care close to home
  • State-of-the-art services and equipment
  • A multi-specialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options available to cancer patients
  • Information about cancer clinical trials, education, and support
  • Lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment results
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care

To learn more about our accreditation, click here to visit the Commission on Cancer website.

Learn about cancer services at Catholic Health.

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Cardiology

HealthGrades

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack (2011 - 2012)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

Learn about cardiac services at Catholic Health.

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Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association - Acceditation of Lifeskills Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (2003 - 2012)

The American Diabetes Association has recognized Catholic Health's Lifeskills program as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

Learn about diabetes education at Catholic Health.

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General Surgery

HealthGrades

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Appendectomy (2011 - 2012)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

HealthGrades

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for the Treatment of Bowel Obstruction (2013)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2014)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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Gynecology and Maternity

American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery - Academic Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Women’s Surgery (2012)

Sisters of Charity Hospital is the first in Western New York and one of only 12 in the United States to be named an Academic Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS).

This recognition by AIMIS means that Sisters Hospital offers laparoscopic and minimally invasive as well as da Vinci Robotic Surgical System gynecologic surgery, particularly laparoscopic hysterectomy, that have produced excellent patient outcomes and meet the highest standards of quality and safety as set by the AIMIS.

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Learn about women's services at Catholic Health.

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Imaging / Diagnostics

Certification of Lab (Ultrasound) - ICAVL (Application Pending)

The purpose of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories is to provide a mechanism for accreditation of facilities which perform comprehensive testing for vascular disease with noninvasive testing modalities. Through the accreditation process, laboratories assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of healthcare provided to patients.

Certification of Nuclear Medicine - ICANL

The purpose of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories is "to ensure high quality patient care and to promote healthcare by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality nuclear cardiology and nuclear medicine diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation." Through the accreditation process, laboratories assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of healthcare provided to patients. 

Learn about imaging services at Catholic Health.

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Neonatal Care

HealthGrades

HealthGrades® - 2010 Pediatric Patient Safety Award

This award recognizes Sisters Hospital's pediatric care in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and Pediatric Inpatient Unit.

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

Learn about maternity services at Catholic Health.

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Orthopedics

Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York - Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement (2013)

The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program recognizes hospitals across the country that have a proven track record for delivering better results – including fewer complications and readmissions – than hospitals without these recognitions. Catholic Health hospitals are the only Buffalo area hospitals to receive this award.

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Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York - Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery (2013)

The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program recognizes hospitals across the country that have a proven track record for delivering better results – including fewer complications and readmissions – than hospitals without these recognitions. Catholic Health hospitals are the only Buffalo area hospitals to receive this award.

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Joint Replacement Excellence Award

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement (2011 - 2013)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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HealthGrades

HealthGrades® Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement (2012)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment  Healthgrades Hip Fracture Treatment 2015

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment (2014-2015)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement (2011 - 2014)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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HealthGrades

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) (2011 - 2012)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

BlueCross and BlueShield Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery℠ and Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.℠

Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery℠ and Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement℠ provide a full range of orthopedic surgery care services, including inpatient care, post-operative care, outpatient follow-up care, and patient education.

Learn about orthopedic services at Catholic Health.

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Pulmonary

HealthGrades

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2011)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

HealthGrades Treatment of Pneumonia

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pneumonia (2013, 2015)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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Healthgrades Pulmonary Embolism 2014  Healthgrades Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism 2015

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism (2014-2015)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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Stroke

Designated Stroke Center

Designated Stroke Center by New York State Department of Health (2007)

Stroke Center Designation assures patients that Sisters of Charity Hospital meets the State’s stringent guidelines for stroke care. This includes being seen by a physician within 15 minutes of arrival in the ER; receiving a CT scan within 25 minutes; interpretation of CT results in 45 minutes; lab results in 45 minutes; and clot busting drugs within 60 minutes of arrival or 3 hours of symptom onset and catheter-based techniques than enable treatment up to 8 hours from symptom onset. 

2013 Get with the Guidelines - Stroke - Gold Plus

Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award (2013)

Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Award recognition for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement Indicators for two or more consecutive 12 month intervals. The Plus achievement reflects at least 12 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance with 5 or more Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke  Healthgrades Treatment of Stroke 2015

HealthGrades® - Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Stroke (2014-2015)

HealthGrades® rates individual hospitals with a 1-star, 3-star or 5-star rating in each of 26 procedures and diagnoses. A 5-star rating means the hospital outperformed the national average.

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Learn about stroke services at Catholic Health.

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