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Focus on Quality/Awards

AMH’s emphasis on quality and compassion has earned national and regional recognition. 

Among many clinical honors, AMH has received designations by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies in recognition of quality and overall outcomes:

Blue Distinction Center® for Cardiac Care, 2010
Blue Distinction Center® for Knee and Hip Replacement, 2010
Blue Distinction Center® for Spine Surgery, 2010
Blue Distinction Center® for Rare and Complex Cancers, 2008
Blue Distinction Center ® for Bariatric Surgery, 2008

Magnet Recognition Logo

Abington Memorial Hospital was the first acute-care hospital in the region to be named a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence (2003), was re-designated in 2008 and again in 2013 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital also received the Magnet Prize in 2008 for its Daily Care Plan.

Our employees have created a culture of respect and professionalism, which was recognized by The Philadelphia Business Journal in 2008. AMH was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the region, and The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Neighbors Choice Award honored AMH as “Best Hospital in Montgomery County.” Most recently, AMH  received a “Healthy Workplace Award” from the Philadelphia Business Journal (2010).

Indeed, it is our people who make the difference – our physicians, employees, volunteers, and board members, along with many friends of the hospital. The following awards and distinctions reflect our continued focus on providing quality care to the community:

2013

  • Abington Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s MOST WIRED, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
  • Abington Health has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association
  • Rosenfeld Cancer Center One of 79 Nationwide to Earn Oncology Quality Award
  • AMH Wins TrueNorth Award for Perioperative Nurse Certification Excellence

2012

  • The Pilla Heart Center has received advanced certification for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) from The Joint Commission.
  • Catherine P. Zakrzewski Patient Safety Award, to Fernando B. Bonanni, Jr., M.D., director, Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Accreditation for Radiation Oncology, for The Rosenfeld Cancer Center, from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Best of Willow Grove Award, for Home Care, in the Home Health Service category, from the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
  • Health Care Services Certification for Palliative Care, from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

2011

  • Best of Willow Grove Award, for Home Care, in the Home Health Service category, from the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) 
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Certification,for Heart Failure Program, from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Innovation Award and Achievement Award for Operational Excellence, for the “Green Team,” from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)
  • Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Recognition, from the Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • The Magnet Honor, for the Sacred Space Model of Care, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

2010

  • Accreditation with Commendation, for The Rosenfeld Cancer Center, from the American College of Surgeons
  • Best of Willow Grove Award, for Home Care, in the Home Health Service category, from the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
  • Best Places to Work Award, from the Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for the Mary T. Sachs Breast Center, from the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Get With The GuidelinesSM – Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award, for the Stroke Center (now the Diamond Stroke Center), from the American Heart Association
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification (reaccreditation), for Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee) Program, from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification (reaccreditation), for Stroke Care, from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

2009

  • Rosenfeld Cancer Center: Designation by The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a Program administered by the American College of Surgeons
  • AMH Home Care Department: Best of Willow Grove/U.S. Local Business Association Home Health Service Category Award

2008

  • Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corporation, (recognized by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification: Joint Commission for Stroke Care (first Center in Pennsylvania to earn this designation/re-accreditation)
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification: Joint Commission for Accreditation, AMH Joint Replacement Program (Hip and Knee)

2007

  • AMH ranked 19th among 50 large companies that received recognition as “Best Places to Work”:Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the State Department of Community and Economic Development, The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Central Business Journal
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification: Joint Commission for Accreditation, AMH Joint Replacement Program (Hip and Knee)
  • Medal of Honor for Organ Donation
  • Annual Get With the Guidelines Award – Coronary Artery Disease
  • American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program