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Jefferson Health – Abington Awards

At Jefferson Abington Hospital and Jefferson Lansdale Hospital, quality and patient safety is our number one priority - and it shows!

The awards we've won represent our clinical commitment and dedication to the community and our neighbors. They belong to all of us – staff, physicians, administrators and most of all, our patients.

We don't want to pat ourselves on the back – we simply want to share our accomplishments with the people that make them possible – you.

Below, you will find a comprehensive and chronological timeline of the awards, accreditations, designations and honors Abington and Lansdale have received since 2002. Click through the links, or use the navigation on the left, for detailed information about the individual accolades.

2021

  • Jefferson Abington Hospital earned an 'A' grade for Patient Safety in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Jefferson Lansdale Hospital earned a 'B'.

  • Congratulations to Jefferson Health – Abington physicians named Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors™ 2021. View the 2021 list of Top Docs.

  • Jefferson Health – Abington has received first place recognition from the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care for implementing initiatives to increase recognition and treatment of maternal depression and anxiety. Jefferson Health – Abington competed with hospitals and health systems across the nation to earn this award. Read more here.

  • Jefferson Health –  Abington was recognized by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association for excellence in lactation care, including employing certified lactation consultants and being committed to protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.

  • The General Building Contractors Association’s (GBCA) Excellence Awards recognizes excellence in construction and safety. The Excellence Awards Program is dedicated to creating greater awareness throughout the region of the quality workmanship produced by GBCA member companies. Jefferson Abington Hospital’s Woodland Garage construction project earned the GBCA Safety Award in 2021.

  • Jefferson Lansdale Hospital earned The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll for excellence in providing quality stroke care.

  • Jefferson Abington Hospital was granted The American Health Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll designations for its excellence in stroke care and its exceptional clinical care provided to people with Type 2 Diabetes who suffer a stroke or heart failure.

  • Jefferson Abington Hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association with its Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Hospital recognition. Jefferson Abington Hospital coordinates with a network of referring hospitals and emergency medical services to provide guideline-directed care for people presenting with heart attacks, stroke and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program focuses on streamlining the process to speed the delivery of proper treatment for time sensitive cerebro-cardiovascular diseases.

  • Jefferson Abington Hospital achieved Comprehensive Center accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
  • Jefferson Abington Hospital has earned the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives in the Acute Care and Ambulatory Care categories.

2020

  • Abington – Lansdale Hospital Receives Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Abington Hospital 7th in the Philadelphia Metro area and 12th in Pennsylvania. Abington scored high performing in five procedures and conditions: congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD, hip replacement and knee replacement and high performing in two specialties: nephrology and urology. In addition, Lansdale Hospital scored high performing in hip replacement.
  • Abington Hospital was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of “Best Maternity Care Hospitals.” The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families.
  • Abington Hospital received the PA PQC Award for Meeting Milestones from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation for our work around improving the identification of and care for maternal opioid use disorder and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  • Abington – Jefferson Health’s Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Cesarean Section Project was received a Data Analytics Award from Jefferson for innovative efforts to improve functions and patient outcomes.
  • Lansdale Hospital was the first in the nation to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Acute Heart Attack Ready Certification.
  • Abington Hospital received the 2020 Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
  • Echocardiography services at Abington Hospital and Abington Jefferson Health – Warminster were awarded the Echocardiography Reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
  • Abington Hospital earned the 2020 Stroke Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades for superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke.
  • Lansdale Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award for excellence in providing quality stroke care.
  • Lansdale Hospital earned Healthgrades’ 2020 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for superior clinical outcomes in treating COPD and pneumonia.
  • Abington – Jefferson Health’s Dental Division received the Pennsylvania 2nd Dental District’s 2020 Humanitarian Award.
  • Safe Harbor, Abington – Jefferson Health’s program for grieving children, teens and their families, was selected as one of six Childhood Bereavement Changemakers (CBC).
  • Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health was presented with the 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Award from the Domestic Violence Legal Network of Montgomery County, for providing quality care and services that ensure victims’ safety.
  • Abington and Lansdale hospitals both earned the Platinum Award as part of the 2019 Donate Life Hospital Challenge from Gift of Life and the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania (HAP).
  • Abington – Jefferson Health’s Public Relations and Marketing Department received a gold award the March 2019 edition of Trends and a bronze award for the “Baldridge Cliffnotes” booklet in the annual the Aster Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in healthcare advertising, marketing and communications.
  • Our physicians have been named among the region's best by Castle Connolly and are featured in Philadelphia magazine's Top Doctors™ 2020 issue.
  • Philadelphia magazine TOP DENTISTS, exemplifying Abington – Jefferson Health’s commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety
  • The Woodland Parking Garage at the Abington Hospital campus earned the 2020 Construction Excellence Award in the category of Best Demolition Project from the General Building Contractors Association.

  • Abington – Jefferson Health was awarded the supply chain Excellence Award from Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company. 

2019

2018

  • Abington Hospital was awarded the Blue Distinction Center+ designation for Maternity Care.
  • The Asplundh Cancer Pavilion was the recipient of the 2018 Construction Excellence Award for “Best Healthcare Project.” Sponsored by the General Building Contractors Association, the Construction Excellence Awards recognize excellence in construction and safety.
  • Abington Hospital and Abington - Lansdale Hospital earned “A” grades from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign letter grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. Read more.
  • Abington Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
  • Abington Hospital earned Chest Pain accreditation from the American College of Cardiology.
  • Abington Hospital’s Diamond Stroke Center earned re-certification as a comprehensive stroke center from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
  • Abington – Lansdale Hospital earned the status of Advanced Primary Stroke Center again.
  • Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital both earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Award and the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Award.
  • The U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 rates Abington Hospital as high performing in colon cancer surgery.
  • The U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 rates Abington Hospital as high performing in heart bypass surgery and congestive heart failure.
  • The U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 rates Abington Hospital as high performing in hip replacement and knee replacement.
  • The U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 rates Abington Hospital as high performing in COPD.
  • Philadelphia magazine TOP DOCTORS™, exemplifying Abington – Jefferson Health’s commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety
  • Abington Hospital earned Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. for the optimal level of care the hospital provides breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
  • Abington Hospital was recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from Hepatitis B virus infection.
  • Abington Hospital was recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Bronze level Safe Sleep Hospital for its commitment to best practices and education about infant safe sleep.
  • Abington – Jefferson Health Receives Magnet Recognition...for the fourth time.
  • The American Society of Healthcare Risk Management awarded Abington Hospital the ASHRM Patient Safety Award in recognition of its Create a Safe Night Program.
  • The Gift of Life Donor Program honored Abington Hospital with the Titanium Award and Abington – Lansdale Hospital earned the Platinum Award.
  • Drs. Danielle M. Pineda (vascular surgeon) and Stefania E. Nolano (surgeon) were named Top Physicians Under 40 by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
  • Abington Hospital earned the following certifications from the Joint Commission: Advanced VAD, Advanced Heart Failure, and Healthcare Services – Palliative Care.
  • Abington Hospital and Abington – Lansdale Hospital earned the Joint Commission’s Advanced Hip and Knee certification.
  • Abington – Lansdale Hospital earned chest pain certification from the Joint Commission.

2017

  • The U.S. News & World Report 2017-2018 rates Abington Hospital as high performing in colon cancer surgery.
  • The U.S. News & World Report 2017-2018 rates Abington Hospital as high performing in heart bypass surgery and congestive heart failure.
  • The U.S. News & World Report 2017-2018 rates Abington Hospital as high performing in COPD.
  • The American Heart Association has recognized Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health with the 2017 Mission: Lifeline® Gold STEMI award. This accomplishment signifies a commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for the STEMI and NSTEMI patient population.
  • ALH Recognized for Providing Outstanding Patient Experience – Abington—Lansdale Hospital has achieved the 2017 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award.
  • Excelling in Quality and Safety: Jefferson Health Earns High Honors from The Leapfrog Group – This spring, Abington – Lansdale Hospital earned top honors in patient safety with an “A,” while Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City and Methodist Hospital—Jefferson Health each earned an “A-.” Abington Hospital—Jefferson Health and Aria—Jefferson Health Bucks County were each rated with a “B.”

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2007

  • Best Places to Work Award, from the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the State Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Central Business Journal
  • Gift of Life Award, from the Gift of Life Donor Program
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification, for Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee) Program, from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Abington Memorial Hospital's Stroke Program Earns Annual Performance Achievement Award
  • Participant of the American Heart Association’s Annual Get With The Guidelines – Coronary Artery Disease
  • Participant of the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
  • The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2006

  • Blue Distinction Center, for Cardiac Care, from Independence Blue Cross
  • Gift of Life Award, from the Gift of Life Donor Program
  • The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2005

  • The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2004

  • Cheers Award, for outpatient, web-based monitoring program for patients using warfarin, commonly known as Coumadin®, from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
  • Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Care Certification, for Stroke Care, from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (First center in Pennsylvania to earn this designation)
  • Innovator Award, for work on an outpatient, web-based monitoring program for patients using Coumadin®, from IDX Systems Corp. and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
  • Participant in the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA)

2003

  • American Hospital Quest for Quality Prize, from the American Hospital Association
  • Delaware Valley Medical Safety Award, for WebINR Outpatient Program, from the Health Care Improvement Foundation
  • John M. Eisenberg Award, for Patient Safety and Quality, from the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission
  • Magnet Designation, for excellence in nursing, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

2002

  • Delaware Valley Medical Safety Award, for Inpatient Coumadin® Program, from the Health Care Improvement Foundation

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