Awards and Accreditation

At Carle, our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education. Below are some of our notable accreditations, awards and accomplishments.

notable Accreditations, Certifications or Special Designations:

  • DNV Full Accreditation
  • DNV Primary Stroke Center Accreditation
  • Designation as a Level I Trauma Center and a Level III Center for Perinatal Care by the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Magnet Status for excellence in nursing care
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Full accreditation for Inpatient Rehab, including Stroke Specialty, by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); Brain Injury Specialty Certification
  • Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers
  • Accreditation for AirLife by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
  • Certificate of Accreditation with commendations for the Carle Cancer Registry from the Commission on Cancer; Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program through 2014
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)

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MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM®
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  • The Carle Foundation Hospital was designated as a Magnet organization in 2009 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In January 2015, Carle Foundation Hospital is applying for redesignation.
  • Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments are encouraged to do so. Anyone may send comments via e-mail, fax, and direct mail. All phone comments to the Magnet Program Office must be followed up in writing.

    YOUR COMMENTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND NEVER SHARED WITH THE FACILITY. IF YOU CHOOSE, YOUR COMMENTS MAY BE ANONYMOUS, BUT MUST BE IN WRITING.
  • YOUR COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY January 2, 2015.
Address
AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER (ANCC)
MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM OFFICE
8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492
Fax
301-628-5217
E-Mail
magnet@ana.org
Phone
866-588-3301 (toll free)

Notable awards and accomplishments:

Current

  • Notable Healthgrades awards (awarded in 2013 for 2014):
    • America's 100 Best Award
    • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care (3 yrs. in a row)
    • Top 5% in the nation for critical care, women's health and emergency medicine
    • Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ and Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
  • Most Wired health system by Hospitals & Health Networks (3 yrs. in a row)
  • Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report (2 yrs. in a row)
  • 100 Great Hospitals of 2014 by Becker’s Hospital Review


2013*

  • Most Wired health system by Hospitals & Health Networks (2 yrs. in a row)
*Any awards from 2013 that are still applicable are included above under "current"


2012

  • Carle Foundation Hospital was awarded several honors from Healthgrades (awarded in 2012 for 2013):
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, Pulmonary Care, Stroke Care and Critical Care (2 yrs. in a row)
    • #1 in the state for Critical Care
    • #1 in the state for Neurosciences and Neurosurgery
    • #2 in the state for GI Services and GI Medical Treatment
    • Top 5% nationally for cardiology services, stroke care, overall pulmonary services and critical care (3 yrs. in a row)
    • Top 5% nationally for neurosciences, coronary interventional procedures and GI medical treatment (2 yrs. in a row)
    • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure
    • (8 yrs. in a row) and Treatment of Heart Attack (5 yrs. in a row)
    • Five-Star Rated for Overall Pulmonary Services (4 yrs. in a row), Treatment of Chronic Pulmonary Disease (3 yrs. in a row)
    • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (4 yrs. in a row)
    • Cardiac Care Excellence Award™, Coronary Interventional Excellence Award™, Stroke Care Excellence Award™, Critical Care Excellence Award™ and Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ (3 yrs. in a row)
    • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ and Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2 yrs. in a row)
    • Top Hospital for Care of Women
  • Top 100 Hospital by Thomson Reuters (2 yrs. in a row)
  • Best Hospital (#6 in state) by U.S. News & World Report
  • Most Wired Award 2012 by Hospitals & Health Networks
  • 100 Great Hospitals of 2012 by Becker’s Hospital Review


2011

  • Carle Foundation Hospital was awarded several honors from Healthgrades (awarded in 2011 for 2012):
    • State Ranking:
      • #1 ranking in Illinois for Cardiology Services
      • #2 in Illinois for Coronary Interventional Procedures
      • #3 for Treatment of Stroke
      • #4 for Critical Care
      • Top 10 for Neurosciences, Neurosurgery and GI Medical Treatment
      • Top 5 for Overall Cardiac Service
    • Top 5% nationally for cardiology services, treatment of stroke, overall pulmonary services and critical care, neurosciences, coronary interventional procedures and GI medical treatment (2 yrs. in a row)
    • Top 10% nationally for Neurosurgery
  • Listed fourth in the state of Illinois for fastest door to dilation as reported in the Chicago Tribune using data from the government’s Medicare Compare website.
  • Received the 2011 Most Wired Award: Most Improved from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine for use of technology to improve care
  • Nationally recognized as one of 42 hospitals that are nearly paperless, reaching Stage 6 of Electronic Medical Records Adoption according to HIMSS Analytics
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance: number one in commercial and Medicare plans in Illinois, number one in commercial plans in Iowa, 18th among the nation’s commercial plans and 16th among the nation’s Medicare plans


2010

  • Carle Foundation Hospital awarded several honors from HealthGrades (awarded in 2010 for 2011):
    • Top 10% nationally for overall cardiac services
    • Five-Star Rated for Cardiology Services
    • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack™ (2 years in a row)
    • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure™ (5 years in a row)
    • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Interventional Procedures™
  • Listed fourth in the state of Illinois for fastest door to dilation as reported in the Chicago Tribune using data from the government’s Medicare Compare website.
  • Received the 2010 Most Wired Award: Most Improved from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine for use of technology to improve care
  • Nationally recognized as one of 42 hospitals that are nearly paperless, reaching Stage 6 of Electronic Medical Records Adoption according to HIMSS Analytics
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance: number one in commercial and Medicare plans in Illinois, number one in commercial plans in Iowa, 18th among the nation’s commercial plans and 16th among the nation’s Medicare plans


2009

  • Carle Foundation Hospital was awarded several honors from HealthGrades (awarded in 2009 for 2010):
    • Best in Region for Heart Care
    • Top 10 percent nationally for overall cardiac services and cardiac surgery
    • Top 10 in the state for cardiac surgery HealthGrades
    • Cardiac Care Excellence Award™
    • HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™
    • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery
    • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attack
    • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure - 4 years in a row (2006 – 2009)
    • Top 10 percent nationally for stroke care
    • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
  • Ranked 4th in the state of Illinois for fastest door to dilation as reported in the Chicago Tribune using data from the government’s Medicare Compare website
  • Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation

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