Awards & Recognition
Providence Health is proud of its continuous quality and outstanding achievements. Here are a few honors we have received:
Providence Health tied for the second best hospital in the State of South Carolina, according to The U.S. News and World Report. “South Carolina has nearly 100 hospitals. Seven meet high U.S. News standards and are ranked in the state,” says the website. Providence was the only hospital in Columbia on this list of seven. The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis is available on the web here: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/sc.
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Providence Health as a High Performing Hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, and Heart Failure. The U.S. News & World Report also ranked Providence Health as a High Performing Hospital for both hip and knee replacement surgery.
This year marked the 21st consecutive time that Providence received the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ “Highest Rated Award” of 3 stars. The measure is based on quality comparisons of cardiac surgery among all hospitals that report data on their outcomes. Ninety-four percent of all heart programs in the country submit to this review, and only 15% of those 1,000 heart programs receive this rating. Providence has received the full 3 stars every time since the rating’s first inception. In fact, we challenge you to find another cardiac program in the Southeast to have achieved the same.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Providence Health a 4-star rating, which is the highest rank issued to any Columbia health care entity. The CMS ratings are available through its Hospital Compare website. The average national rating was three stars. Providence Health's 4-star ranking is yet another national third-party acknowledgement of our high quality care.
Providence Health is a Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care. Blue Distinction® Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and health care associated infections than their peers. Providence Health Northeast has been a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement since 2010. Blue Distinction® Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, resulting in lower rates of complications and health care associated infections than their peers.
Providence Health is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Accreditation helps healthcare facilities define and actualize their strengths, identify and improve processes, and recognize opportunities to enhance cardiac care.
Providence Health consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry ®-GWTGTM for five consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2016 award.
Providence Health Northeast is proud of its continuous quality and outstanding achievements. Here are a few honors we have received:
Providence Health Northeast has been an Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Facility, Total Joint Replacement since 2010. Aetna Institutes of Quality recognize hospitals that meet certain standards of quality and cost efficiency. Factors that are measured include patient satisfaction, level of care and how often people return to the hospital after surgery.