Awards, Designations, Accreditations and Certifications

Awards

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World’s Best Hospitals

Newsweek

UConn John Dempsey Hospital is one of only four in Connecticut named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list for 2022. The rankings are based on peer recommendations, patient satisfaction surveys, and performance indicators like quality and patient safety measures. The goal of the annual World’s Best Hospitals ranking, now in its fourth year, is to provide the best data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries. Learn more.

2022 Medical Excellence Award for Major Neurosurgery, Number 1 Hospital in the State logo
2022 Patient Safety Award for Overall Medical Care, Top 10% Hospital in the Nation for Overall Care logo
2022 Patient Safety Award for Major Neurosurgery, Number 1 Hospital in the State for Major Neurosurgery logo

Top 10% Hospital in the Nation: Patient Safety
#1 in State for Major Neurosurgery: Medical Excellence
#1 in State for Major Neurosurgery: Patient Safety

CareChex by Quantros

UConn John Dempsey Hospital is a 2022 recipient of the CareChex Top 10% Hospital in the Nation – Patient Safety award. Also, for 2022 in Connecticut, UConn John Dempsey Hospital now ranks #1 in State Awards for Major Neurosurgery: Medical Excellence and #1 in State Awards for Major Neurosurgery: Patient SafetyRead more.

Quantros uses a proprietary method to compile this national data and objectively measure the overall quality, safety, and medical excellence of a hospital's specific inpatient care at the national, state, and regional levels.

Fall 2021 'A' Rating for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group

'A' Rating for Patient Safety - Fall 2021

The Leapfrog Group

UConn John Dempsey Hospital has received an 'A' rating by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group. Learn more.

Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award
Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award

Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award - 2021

Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award - 2021

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes our commitment to quality stroke and heart attack care. We've been honored with the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award. The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Read more.

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National Recognition for Digital Advances in Ambulatory Tools

CHIME Digital Health

UConn Health's efforts have been recognized in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired award program, achieving Special Recognition in its Digital Health Certified Ambulatory Level 7 category. The award reflects UConn Health's successful deployment of technologies and strategies such as population health/cost-of-care analytics, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), telehealth, and enhancing the patient portal.

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Designations

High Performing Hospital - Kidney Failure by U.S. News and World Report
High Performing Hospital - Stroke by U.S. News and World Report

High Performing Hospital - Kidney Failure

High Performing Hospital - Stroke

U.S. News & World Report

UConn John Dempsey Hospital has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2021-22 rankings as a high-performing hospital for kidney failure and a high-performing hospital for stroke. The score is based on data on patient survival, volume, and more. John Dempsey received the highest scores for survival rate, which are significantly better than the national average.

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Designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has recognized UConn Health as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care. Our knowledge and expertise in caring for people with MS and other neuroimmunological diseases have earned us designation as a comprehensive care center and a Partner in MS Care from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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HEARTSafe Campus

State of Connecticut Department of Public Health/American Heart Association

UConn Health is the first medical center in Connecticut designated as a "HEARTSafe Campus" by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA). The three-year designation recognizes UConn Health's commitment to improving cardiac response and care to the campus staff, students, and visitors. Learn more.

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Best Maternity Care Hospital

Newsweek

UConn John Dempsey Hospital has been recognized as a Best Maternity are hospital. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns, and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Measures include achieving lower rates of C-sections (NTSV), early elective delivery, episiotomy, and assuring bilirubin screening for all newborns and blood clot prevention techniques for mothers delivering via C-section. UConn John Dempsey Hospital is one of fewer than 225 in the nation to receive the prestigious accolade.

Blue Distinction Center+ in Maternity Care

Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery

BlueCross BlueShield Association

UConn John Dempsey Hospital is designated a "Blue Distinction Center+" for maternity care and knee and hip replacement and spine surgery. "Blue Distinction" is a designation from the BlueCross BlueShield Association recognizing health care facilities for their expertise in the safe, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of quality specialty care.

Regional Excellence for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

UConn Health is designated by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) as a Pulmonary Hypertension Regional Clinical Program. By designating regional centers of excellence across the nation, the PHA hopes to improve the overall quality of care and outcomes of pulmonary hypertension patients.

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Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and Surgical Review Corporation

UConn Health is an AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. The program recognizes hospitals and surgeons worldwide for exceptional minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care and dedication to continuously improving healthcare quality and patient safety.

Accreditations and Certifications

(STEMI) Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation - 2019-2022

American Heart Association

UConn John Dempsey Hospital has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation. The accreditation program — provided by the American Heart Association — recognizes centers that meet or exceed the quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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Gold Seal of Approval®

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

UConn John Dempsey Hospital earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

NAEC Level 3 Epilepsy Center

Level 3 Epilepsy Center Accreditation - 2022-2023

National Association of Epilepsy Centers

UConn Health has been certified as a level 3 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The two-year accreditation recognizes our Epilepsy Center for our comprehensive team approach and professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

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Certified as Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

The Joint Commission

UConn Health Stroke Center has attained advanced certification by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. UConn Health is only the second Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Connecticut and the first in the Hartford region. Learn more.

NICHE Member

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders)

UConn Health is proud to be a member of NICHE, a nursing education and consultation program dedicated to improving the quality of care for older adults. The NICHE program provides valuable resources for nursing and interdisciplinary teams to achieve organizational goals for geriatric care.

Echocardiography Accredited Facility

Vascular Testing Accredited Facility

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center Echo lab has been accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Stress, Adult Transesophageal, and Adult Transthoracic and Peripheral Arterial Vascular Testing. The accreditation indicates compliance with national standards and a commitment to providing quality testing and patient care.

Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home

National Committee for Quality Assurance

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes eight of our practices as patient-centered medical homes:

  • Family Medicine
    • Canton
    • Storrs
  • Internal Medicine
    • East Hartford
    • Farmington
    • Simsbury
    • Southington
    • West Hartford
  • UConn Center on Aging