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DCH Health System Awards & Accomplishments
04/09/2014

The DCH Health System's four hospitals are making world-class health care available right here at home. And the world is taking notice with national recognition for quality care and being great places to work. Here is a list of the Health System's most recent accomplishments.

  • DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting organization for health care organizations in America (2013). The Joint Commission recognized the Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center for what it called "exemplary performance" in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
  • Fayette Medical Center Long-Term Care Facility received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual “Best Nursing Homes” ranking (2014). The goal of the rating is to provide an accurate and informative list of nursing homes that display the highest score based on health inspections, level of nurse staffing and quality of care. U.S. News uses data received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine the rating.
  • Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center becomes certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer NetworkTM (2012). Through this affiliation, the Manderson Cancer Center works closely with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to bring a higher level of cancer care to central Alabama.
  • Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center receives three-year approval with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (2009, 2012). This accreditation is the highest level of approval from the organization.
  • DCH Home Care Services named in Top 5 Percent of Home Health Providers in U.S. (2013, 2012, 2011) by HomeCare Elite, a compilation of top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.
  • DCH Named Outstanding Healthcare Organization (2011) by the Alabama State Nurses Association.
  • DCH Regional Medical Center designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (2013, 2011, 2010).To be designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, DCH Regional Medical Center met the selection criteria related to experience, quality and patient outcomes.
  • DCH Home Care Services named in Top 1 Percent of Home Health Providers in U.S. (2010) in the 2010 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.
  • DCH Health System receives Award of Excellence for Continuous Productivity and Quality Improvement (2009, 2008, 2007) by the Alabama Productivity Center. This award is designated for previous winners of the Alabama Quality Award.
  • DCH Home Health Care Agency has been named in the top 500 of the 2009 Home Care Elite, a compilation of top performing home health agencies in the United States.
  • Fayette Medical Center receives 2009 VHA Award for Clinical Excellence. The award recognizes Fayette Medical Center’s exceptional performance on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). HCAHPS is a government-mandated survey that measures patient satisfaction.
  • Northport Medical Center named a Team Showcase Silver Level Recipient (2007) by the Alabama Productivity Center. The silver was awarded to the hospital's Emergency Department Kaizen Team.
  • DCH Home Care Services Ranked Among Top 25 Percent of Home Health Providers in the Country (2007) by HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the U.S.
  • Northport Medical Center Cardiac Rehab Program Certified (2006) by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. AACVPR recognizes programs that meet the outlined essential requirements for standards of care.
  • DCH Health System named a recipient of the 2006 Alabama Quality Award. The Alabama Productivity Center recognized the Health System as a Level 3 Alabama Excellence Award winner.
  • DCH Regional Medical Center's Inpatient and Outpatient Ultrasound Departments Accredited (2006) Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • DCH Regional Medical Center Named to Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Solucient, a health-care information firm
  • DCH Regional Medical Center Named to Top 100 Performance Improvement Hospitals by S, a health-care information firm
  • DCH Health System Employer of Choice 2004 (second designation) Employer of Choice, Inc., a national organization in Greensboro, N.C.
  • DCH Health System receives VHA Leadership Award for Operational ExcellenceVHA, Inc.
  • Northport Medical Center received the Sperduto & Associates' 2004 National Employee Satisfaction AwardSperduto & Associates, a national survey firm
  • Fayette Medical Center named in the top 10 hospitals in patient satisfactionPress Ganey Associates, the health care industry’s leading independent firm of patient satisfaction measurement.
  • DCH Health System Employer of Choice 2003Employer of Choice, Inc., a national organization in Greensboro, N.C.
  • DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Named Top 100 Orthopedic HospitalsHCIA - Sachs Institute, a national consulting firm
  • DCH Regional Medical Center Recognized by Money Magazine in Special Fall IssueNamed one of the best hospitals in the country in two categories
  • DCH Health System Named for Excellence In Employee Satisfaction & MeasurementRecognized by national survey firm Sperduto & Associates, Inc.
  • DCH Health System Named Champion of IndustryProfiled by Pat Summerrall Productions on the Fox News Channel Network
  • American Diabetes Association Education RecognitionDCH Diabetes Center
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology/Food and Drug AdministrationMammography at DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center
  • DCH Regional Medical Center Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare OrganizationsInpatient & Outpatient, Home Health and Laboratory
  • Northport Medical Center Accredited by the Joint commission on Accreditation of Healthcare OrganizationsInpatient & Outpatient and Laboratory
  • Fayette Medical Center Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare OrganizationsInpatient & Outpatient, Home Health, Long Term Care and Laboratory
  • Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep MedicineClinical Neurophysiology/Sleep Lab at DCH Regional Medical Center
  • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic TechnologySchool of Radiologic Technology
  • DCH Regional Medical Center named Quality Respiratory Care ProviderAmerican Association for Respiratory Care
  • Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular LaboratoriesUltrasound Vascular Laboratory at DCH Regional Medical Center
  • Certified by the Alabama Department of Public HealthDCH Home Health, Fayette Medical Center Home Health and Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care
  • Accredited by the American Society of Health-System PharmacyDCH Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Department (Residency in Hospital Pharmacy Practice, Specialty Residency in Drug Information and Residency in Primary Care Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation From Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing AdministrationLaboratory Services at DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center
  • Accredited by the American College of RadiologyDCH Regional Medical Center (GE Horizon LX Inpatient Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit and GE Horizon Outpatient Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit



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