Awards & Recognitions

The data behind independent quality accolades offers our team in-depth information, which we can use to strengthen our programs, services and internal operations.

Recognition by independent organizations is an important factor in our efforts to measure ourselves against national benchmarks. They objectively show us that we are on the right track as we compare ourselves to best practices and the best health systems across the nation.

System-wide Achievements


Practice Greenhealth System for Change (2015)

Catholic Health has been named a 2015 “System for Change” award winner from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading environmental healthcare organization. Practice Greenhealth promotes and enables efficiencies and environmental stewardship among its members while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.


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.


Cleverley + Associates Community Value Leadership (2009 - 2013)

All three Catholic Health hospitals – Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo – have been named “Five-Star Hospitals” in Cleverley + Associates’ 2013 Community Value Leadership Awards.

A leading healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancement strategies, Cleverley + Associates, evaluates more than 2,700 health care facilities in four key areas: financial viability, costs, charges, and quality performance. The Five-Star rating places Catholic Health’s hospitals in the top 20 percent of these facilities. 


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.

Hospital Achievements

Continuing Care Achievements