Awards and Recognition - Griffin Hospital

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“A” grade, Spring & Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

Awarded by:  The Leapfrog Group
Date:  2016
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Earns-Top-Grade-for-Patient-Safety
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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

Griffin Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Griffin Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2015
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2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Griffin Hospital was recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Griffin was recognized for its achievement with heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2014 calendar year.

Awarded by:  The Joint Commission
Date:  2015
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“A” grade, Spring & Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

Awarded by:  The Leapfrog Group
Date:  2015
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“A” grade, Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
Awarded by:  The Leapfrog Group
Date:  2014
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2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Griffin Hospital was recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Griffin was recognized for its achievement with heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2013 calendar year.

Awarded by:  The Joint Commission
Date:  2014
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2014 Legacy Project Award

The Legacy Project Award recognizes those groundbreaking healthcare projects that in their time redefined how we understand what a hospital or clinic could be and introduced innovations or supported breakthrough delivery of care concepts.

Awarded by:  American College of Healthcare Architects
Date:  2014
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Community Hospital Cancer Program Accreditation with Commendation

The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital was granted accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons in the Community Hospital Cancer Program category. Accreditation given only to facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Awarded by:  Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
Date:  2013
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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Griffin Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Griffin Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2013
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Receives-Award-for-Quality-Stroke-Care
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Angie’s List Super Service Award (2012)

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines. This honor is awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

Awarded by:  Angie's List
Date:  2013
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Wins-Angie-s-List-Super-Service-Award-for-2012
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2012 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Griffin Hospital was recognized as a 2012 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Griffin was recognized for its achievement with heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

Awarded by:  The Joint Commission
Date:  2013
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Earns-National-Quality-and-Safety-Distinctions
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“A” grade, Fall 2013 Hospital Safety Score

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

Awarded by:  The Leapfrog Group
Date:  2013
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Earns-National-Quality-and-Safety-Distinctions
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Full Three-Year Accreditation designation - Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest standard of breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

Awarded by:  The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Date:  2013
Read More:  Hewitt-Center-for-Breast-Wellness-Receives-National-Quality-Designation
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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Received April 2012. In awarding the status of a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” the ACR recognizes that The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness demonstrates excellence in breast imaging by successfully earning accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Accreditation in breast MRI imaging was also achieved by Griffin Hospital and The Griffin Imaging & Diagnostics Center at Ivy Brook in Shelton.

Awarded by:  The American College of Radiology (ACR)
Date:  2012
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Accreditation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Received May 2012. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Awarded by:  The American College of Radiology (ACR)
Date:  2012
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Baby Friendly Designation

Received August 2012. The Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to recognize hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding.
Awarded by:  Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.
Date:  2012
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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

Griffin Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Griffin Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2012
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Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Griffin Hospital was one of 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals and the only Connecticut hospital to earn the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical
Awarded by:  The Joint Commission
Date:  2011
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Only-Top-Quality-Performer-Named-in-Connecticut-by-Joint-Commission
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Planetree Designation with Distinction

Date:  2010
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Honored-as-a-National-Healthcare-Leader-in-Patient-Centered-Care
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Gold Seal of Approval & Special Quality Award

 

Awarded by:  The Joint Commission
Date:  2010
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Awarded-Accreditation-from-The-Joint-Commission
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Premier Award for Quality

 

Awarded by:  Premier, Inc.
Date:  2010
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Recognized-as-being-in-Top-1-of-Nation-s-Hospitals-for-Quality-Patient-Care-and-Operating-Efficiency
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CQIA Platinum Innovation Prize

 

Awarded by:  Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership
Date:  2010
Read More:  Yale-Griffin-Prevention-Research-Center-to-be-Recognized-with-Platinum-Innovation-Award
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Top Ten Healing Hospital in America

Awarded by:  Baptist Healing Trust
Date:  2009, 2008, 2007
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Hospital Value Index Award

The Hospital Value Index™ defines a hospital’s value by its success in four critical areas:

  • Quality of its care, including core processes and patient safety;
  • Efficiency of its care and affordability, including the prices it charges;
  • Experience encountered by its patients as measured by patient satisfaction; and
  • Comprehensive reputation of a hospital as measured by local public perception.
The Data Advantage Hospital Value Index™ is the first comprehensive scorecard measuring the relative value of care provided by U.S. hospitals.
Awarded by:  Data Advantage
Date:  2009 - 2010
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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Achievement Award

Awarded by:  American Stroke Association
Date:  2009
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-receives-American-Stroke-Association-s-Get-With-The-Guidelines-Silver-Performance-Achievement-Award

Health Award

Awarded by:  NAACP
Date:  2009
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Receives-NAACP-Health-Award
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Designated Patient-Centered Hospital

Griffin met the rigorous criteria created by Planetree to differentiate those hospitals that have comprehensively implemented and sustained a culture of patient- centered care.  The designation  is the only formal program that recognizes individual hospital’s achievement in fostering a culture in which providers partner with patients and where patient comfort, dignity, empowerment and well-being is prioritized with providing top quality clinical care. Designation hospitals are also nationally recognized by the Joint Commission and posted on its Quality Check web site in the special quality awards section.

Awarded by:  Planetree
Date:  2008
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Best Nursing Team

Awarded by:  ADVANCE for Nurses
Date:  2008
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Digestive-Disorders-Center-Nurses-Recognized-as-New-England-s-Best-Nursing-Team
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CQIA Silver Innovation Prize

The award recognized that Griffin Hospital places in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction and for creating an exceptional patient experience.

Awarded by:  Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership
Date:  2008

Community Value Five-Star

Griffin Hospital was recognized for operating with a high degree of community value and which are low cost, low charge, and use a strong financial position to reinvest back into the provision of care at the facility.

Awarded by:  Cleverley + Associates
Date:  2008
Read More:  CommunityValueFiveStar.aspx
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Premier | CareScience Select Practice National Quality Award

Selected for demonstrating superior clinical outcomes and exceptional efficiency in patient care. Of more than 4,700 hospitals considered for this award, only 49 hospitals were selected in 2007, putting Griffin Hospital's performance in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide.

Awarded by:  Premier Healthcare Alliance
Date:  2007

Hospital Innovator

Awarded by:  FierceHealthcare
Date:  2007
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Picker Award for Excellence - Organizational Award

Awarded to Planetree Inc., “In recognition of pioneering and advocating a healing and humanistic approach to the environments in which healthcare is provided.”

Awarded by:  Picker Institute
Date:  2006
Read More:  2006-Picker-Awards-booklet2.pdf

Best Acute Care Hospital

Awarded by:  Total Benchmark Solution, LLC
Date:  2006
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Receives-Top-100-Quality-Award-Ranked-12th-Nationwide

Community Partnership Award

The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut recognized its partnership with Griffin Hospital and the role it plays in providing the best care possible to the individuals we serve.

Awarded by:  Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut
Date:  2006
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eHealthcare Leadership Award

Awarded by:  Strategic Health Care Communications
Date:  2006
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Top 100 Quality Award

Awarded by:  Total Benchmark Solution, LLC
Date:  2005
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-named-one-of-the-Top-100-Quality-Recipients-Ranked-21st-of-all-U-S-Hospitals
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CQIA Gold Innovation Prize

Recognized for improving Clinical Quality.

Awarded by:  Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership
Date:  2004
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Top 100 Performance Improvement Leader

 

Awarded by:  Solucient
Date:  2004
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James A. Hamilton book of the year award

Awarded by:  American College of Healthcare Executives
Date:  2004
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Honorable Mention Award

Awarded by:  Connecticut Real Estate Exchange
Date:  2004
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"Hospitals with Heart"

Awarded by:  AARP's Modern Maturity Magazine
Date:  2001
Read More:  Griffin-Hospital-Named-Hospital-With-Heart-by-Modern-Maturity