St. Mary Medical Center is is licensed for 373 beds by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by the Joint Commission.
Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation Achievement Measures award
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognized St. Mary Medical Center for achieving 85 percent or higher compliance with all "Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation Achievement Measures" for two or more consectuive years to improve quality of patient cre and outcomes.
St. Mary Medical Center earned five awards of distinction from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Award recipients were determined by evaluation and other performance indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The awards include:
Patient Safety Excellence Award™ 2016, 2015
The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognized hospitals for how well a hospital prevents infections, medical errors, and other complications based on 14 serious, potentially preventable adverse events. Patients receiving care at Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals have, on average, a lower risk of experiencing patient safety events.
America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ 2016, 2015, 2014
The America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in knee replacement and hip replacement. Patients who have these surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower rise of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ 2016, 2015
The America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement. Patients who have these treatments or surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ 2016
The Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in back and neck surgeries and in spinal fusion. Patients who have these surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ 2016, 2014
The Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recognizes hospitals for providing outstanding patient experience based on 10 measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions. The award is based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
St. Mary Medical Center was recognized by the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer, and the Burlington County Times in a “Best Places To Work 2016” contest. St. Mary won three distinct categories: Best Hospital Pennsylvania, Best Healthcare Organization, and Best Employer—Most Flexible Workplace, Over 100 Employees. Voting was done by the community through online and paper balloting.
St. Mary has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2014. This achievement demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to assuring that evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and at the right time – because it’s the right thing to do for our patients. We were recognized for the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Stroke, and Perinatal Care.
St. Mary received a 3 out of 5 star rating on the Medicare HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey. This survey measures topics such as how well nurses and doctors communicate with patients, how well patients' pain is managed, and whether the hospital is clean and quiet. Medicare awarded three stars to some of the nation's most esteemed hospitals, putting St. Mary on par with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
St. Mary Medical Center has received full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The PCI distinction refers the ability at St. Mary to perform percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), also known as angioplasty, performed by interventional cardiologists in our cardiac catheterization labs to quickly open blocked arteries and restore blood flow. The accreditation means that St. Mary had demonstrated a systematic approach to effective patient management that allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the early stages of a heart attack when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a heart attack.
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania awarded St. Mary the Readmissions Project Excellence Award. This award recognizes St. Mary Medical Center for outstanding performance and participation in the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network and the Partnership for Patients Program.
The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) was established in 1955 as one of the first cooperative groups launched to perform multi-center cancer clinical trials. Funded primarily by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), ECOG has evolved from a five member consortium of institutions on the East Coast to one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the U.S. with almost 6000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, statisticians, and clinical research associates (CRAs) from the U.S., Canada, and South Africa. Recently ECOG merged with the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), the premier imaging science program in the nation with its expertise in early detection, imaging diagnosis, comparative-effectiveness research, and cost-effectiveness analysis. Our audit was conducted by a team from ECOG-ACRIN and was given an exceptional rating. Making our success even more exciting to us was the fact that we were given 2 weeks to prepare instead of the usual 6 weeks. (We opted for an early date). We pride ourselves in being audit ready which was reflected in this visit.
Jimmy Hawkins won the Top Gun award from Crothall Patient Transport. This award is for the manager/account that has the most favorable metrics across the board (Receipt to Arrival, Receipt to Complete, Customer Satisfaction, Program Integrity, etc.) essentially the best overall program in the region.
HospitalSafteyScore.org has awarded St. Mary Medical Center a B on their website with a total score of 2.9960 out of 4. The performance measures produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Hospital Safety Score includes 28 measures, all currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.
St. Mary has been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013. This achievement demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to assuring that evidence-based interventions are delivered in the right way and at the right time – because it’s the right thing to do for our patients. We were recognized for the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, and Surgical Care.
St. Mary Medical Center has been approved for the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus award. You have also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. You are a part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes St. Mary Medical Center’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.
St. Mary Medical Center has been approved for the Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement award. You are a part of an elite group of hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The award recognizes St. Mary Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that heart failure patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
St. Mary Emergency Medical Services has received the highest level of recognition for its commitment to improving emergency medical care for children. The Certificate of Recognition awarded by the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council states that St. Mary Emergency Medical Services meets all the requirements of the Pennsylvania EMSC Voluntary Recognition Program to be certified at the level of Master.
St. Mary Medical Center received the Best of Bucks awarded by the Bucks County Courier Times Readers for the following categories: Best Overall Employer in PA, Best Hospital, Best MRI and One of the Best Plastic Surgeons by Dr. Nathaniel Holzman of Langhorne Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
St. Mary has become a NICHE Designated Hospital. This means that St. Mary Gerontology Resource Nursing Colleagues (GRN) along with other disciplines such as Pharmacy, Care Management, Social Work and PT/OT, have worked together to create caregivers in the clinical environment who recognize and understand the special needs of our senior population and in response they have implemented multiple senior-friendly interventions to address them! To attain exemplar status it typically takes on average 12 years. Thanks to the dedication of the St. Mary colleagues we were able to achieve this in 4 years!!! Also out of 500 NICHE hospitals across the country, we are 1 of the only 37 hospitals who have achieved exemplar status.
St. Mary Physicians listed below have been recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as Top Doctors: Ronald H. Fields, Langhorne Physician Services - Cardiovascular Disease Ronald C. Goren - Infectious Disease David W. Andrews - Neurological Surgery James J. Evans - Neurological Surgery Robert H. Rosenwasser - Neurological Surgery Richard A. Cautilli, Jr - Orthopaedic Surgery John D. Murphy - Pediatric Cardiology Jamison S. Jaffe, Langhorne Physician Services – Urology Mark D. Kuhn III – Obstetrics and Gynecology
St. Mary Medical Center is a recipient of the ACTION Registry-GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award. The NCDR Platinum Performance Achievement Award recognizes ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier participating hospitals that have sustained performance measure score composites of 90% or better in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction patients for eight consecutive quarters, ending quarter four 2013.
St. Mary achieved the Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center- GOLD Level Recognition Award. The award recognizes St. Mary’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart-attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients. STEMI refers to a finding on an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) that indicates a blockage to a coronary artery and potential damage to the heart muscle.
The St. Mary Trauma Program and the BrainSTEPS program from the Bucks County IU have been selected as the winner of the National Safe States Alliance 2013 Innovative Initiatives Award for their Bucks County Comprehensive Concussion Program. Safe States recognizes evaluated and evidence based programs across the country to prevent Violence and Injury.
The Transport team at St Mary was recognized this as a member of the Crothall Presidents Council for 2013. The award reflects the Top 10% of all accounts in the country. Presidents Council recipients must exceed a score of 97 on the semi-annual department audits, meet or exceed safety targets and generally provide “Best in Class” service to our patients and the customers we serve among other operational goals. The St Mary Transport team was recognized by Crothall for being in the Top 5 out of 110 patient transport departments in the entire country.
Saint Mary Medical Center is a recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ in 2014 and is a recipient of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award™! Healthgrades quality study has recognized St. Mary for being the Top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience
March St. Mary tops the list in two key categories of Greater Philadelphia Media’s Job Trends “Best Places to Work 2014”: Best Hospital and Best Employer Overall in Pennsylvania.
St. Mary was voted a Beauty and Wellness Hospital Winner by the Bucks Happening List.
February St. Mary was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
November St. Mary received the Gift of Life Award, which recognizes hospitals who have achieved a 75 percent organ donation conversion rate or hospitals who have dramatically improved their performance.
October St. Mary was voted the “Best of Bucks” by Bucks County Courier Times readers. Voting was done by the community through both online and paper balloting.
St. Mary was recognized by the Bucks County Courier Times as the “Best of Bucks 2013” winner for best Hospital. Voting was done by the community through both online and paper balloting.
St. Mary was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, in its annual report, “Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2013.” For the second consecutive year, St. Mary was recognized in the categories of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.
St. Mary continues to earn national recognition and accreditation for demonstrating excellence in clinical quality —from the Joint Commission and from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Healthgrades named St. Mary Medical Center as a Joint Replacement Excellence Award winner for 2014. The St. Mary Joint Replacement Center ranks St. Mary among the top 10 percent of all such centers in the nation for hip and knee procedures.
September St. Mary was designated by Independence Blue Cross as a Blue Distinction Center + for Cardiac Care.
The St. Mary Breast Center was recertified for the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). The MQSA requires all U.S. mammography facilities to meet uniform quality and safety standards to ensure that women receive access to high-quality mammography for early detection of breast cancer.
August St. Mary is named one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the nation, according to the 15th annual Healthcare Most Wired Survey by Hospital & Health Networks magazine.
May The American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) presented St. Mary with a certificate of recognition for providing quality patient care. About 15 percent of U.S. hospitals have earned quality respiratory care recognition from the AARC.
March St. Mary was recognized as the Jobs Now! Best Places To Work – Best Hospital, Best Employer Overall, and Best Employer Entry-Level from the Bucks County Courier Times, Intelligencer, and Burlington County Times.
St. Mary has been recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™. The program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain & sustain excellence in accountability measure performance. In achieving this recognition, we were among the top 18 percent of Joint Commission accredited hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2011.
St. Mary has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 – one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes St. Mary’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that St. Mary has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
St. Mary received the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus-Target Honor Roll from the American Stroke Association for achieving 85-percent or higher adherence for all stroke performance achievement indicators for conssecutive 12 month intervals, and 75 percent or higher compliance with at least 6 of 10 stroke quality measures to improve quality patient care and outcomes, in addition to achieving door-to-needle times of less than 60 minutes in at least 50 percent of applicable patients (minimum of 6) in one calendar year.
St. Mary was recognized as the “Best of Bucks 2012” winner in both the Hospital and Walk-in Emergency Care (Emergency Department) categories. Voting was done by the community through both online and paper balloting.
St. Mary was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's Top-25 Health Systems and Hospitals List, achieving 14th place in the ranking.
St. Mary has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Healthy Communities Achievement Award by the Healthy Communities Institute for successful use of the Promising Practices database to improve the health of the community, and increase collaboration with local health agencies.
St. Mary topped the list in three key categories of Greater Philadelphia Media’s Job Trends Best Places to Work 2012: Best Hospital - Pennsylvania, Best Employer for Entry Level, and Best Employer Overall in Pennsylvania.
St. Mary received the Aetna Institutes of Quality recognition for cardiac medical interventions and cardiac surgery designations for meeting certain requirements for clinical quality, value and access.
St. Mary received the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award for 2012 from the American Heart Association (AHA). This recognition signifies that we reached an aggressive goal of treating patients with 85-percent compliance for at least two years to core standards outlined by the AHA/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines.
St. Mary Regional Trauma Center officially marks its 25th Anniversary of service to the community with its recent reaccreditation by the Pennsylvania Trauma System Foundation (PTSF). Effective for three years, the aggressive accreditation review ensures that optimum care is being provided for critically injured patients. St. Mary is the only accredited Trauma Center in Bucks County and one of only 30 accredited Trauma Centers in the commonwealth.
Neurosurgeons at St. Mary Medical Center now have a new way to treat large brain aneurysms that once were considered very risky to treat with traditional methods. Neurosurgeon Pascal Jabbour implanted a Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) to treat a giant aneurysm in the brain of 70-year-old woman.
St. Mary Medical Center became the first Neurosciences Center in the tri-state area to use the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device, after it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) approval on March 6, 2012. The device was used to retrieve a blood clot in the brain of an 84-year-old man suffering a major stroke. The Solitaire device is the latest generation in clot-retrieval systems and has demonstrated that it is significantly more effective than previous devices.
The St. Mary MRI deparment received a three-year accreditation from the American Colleague of Radiology for Breast MRI. Receipt of this accreditation was based on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, MR safety policies and image quality.
The St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorders Center in Bensalem has earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which the Sleep/Wake Disorders Center on the hospital campus earned in 2008. This quality distinction demonstrates that the St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorders Centers meet or exceed national quality standards that can significantly improve outcomes for patients suffering from sleep/wake disorders.
The St. Mary Medical Center website received a first place Pepperpot Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). St. Mary received the award during the 43rd annual Philadelphia Pepperpot & Achievement Awards, held on Tuesday, December 6, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that St. Mary has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
St. Mary qualified for the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes St. Mary’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart-attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients. STEMI refers to a finding on an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) that indicates a blockage to a coronary artery and potential damage to the heart muscle.
The St. Mary website received national recognition by winning Silver in the 13th annual web health awards. The competition recognizes the best digital health resources in the nation, and St. Mary was honored in the Hospital/Healthcare System category.
The St. Mary Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center was honored by Diversified Clinical Services with a Center of Distinction Award. To achieve the award, the Wound Center had to demonstrate overall patient satisfaction of at least 90 percent, a high success rate in healing wounds; as well as achieving those healing rates within an effective time frame of less than 30 days -- for 12 consecutive months.
St. Mary Medical Center was named Best Hospital by the Greater Philadelphia Media’s Job Trends Best Places to Work. St. Mary colleagues nominated and voted for the medical center through an online survey sponsored by the Bucks County Courier Times.
St. Mary Medical Center was recognized by the Health Care Improvement Foundation as one of the top-10 Delaware Valley Safety Award Recipients. The award was presented as a result of the implementation of the Positive Patient Lab Specimen Identification System - Mobilab.
St. Mary Medical Center broke ground for an expansion and redesign of its Emergency Department and Trauma Center that will transform the way emergency care is provided to the community. While experiencing double-digit growth in the Emergency Department in each of past three years, patient satisfaction scores remain in the 90th to 95th percentile. The new expansion and redesign will provide the ability to care for up to 100,000 people annually - nearly double the current capacity - to help meet the increasing need in the region for prompt and advanced emergency care.
St. Mary Medical Center recently received designation as a NICHE site. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is a national designation indicating a hospital's commitment to elder-care excellence. As part of NICHE requirements, St. Mary demonstrates a commitment to provide patient-center care for older adults. Geriatric excellence offers evidence-based interdisciplinary approaches that promote positive experiences for older adults.
St. Mary Medical Center is among the first in the nation to implant the newly FDA-approved pacing system considered safe for patients undergoing an MRI scan. The SureScanTM Pacing System was implanted into the chest of an 80-year-old patient with a history of atrial fibrillation and a slow heartbeat.
Nuclear Medicine and positron emmision tomography (PET) were granted three-year accreditations from the American Colleege of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
The echocardiography lab was granted a three-year term of re-accreditation in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
The Breast Center at St. Mary Medical Center received a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with quality standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.
The laboratory at St. Mary Medical Center was awarded a two-year re-accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. The CAP accreditation is the gold standard measuring excellence in safe and accurate testing.
The St. Mary Breast Center is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), recognized for ACR accreditation for mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, as well as for achieving high practice standards in personnel qualifications, equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
St. Mary Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center opens in the Cornerstone Executive Suites, just off Woodbourne Road in Langhorne. The 5,000-square-foot center is one of the first comprehensive wound care centers in Bucks County to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
LIFE St. Mary, a program to help frail older adults live independently in the community, began to serve the Lower Bucks County community on March 1. LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) has a center in Trevose, where seniors receive comprehensive healthcare and nutritious meals, and can participate in recreational activities.
St. Mary introduces the da Vinci Si HD® Surgical System, the most advanced version of the high-tech robotic unit.
St. Mary begins to remodel 24 private Mother/Baby suites, with special area for newborn and a comfortable, homelike feel.
Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation program expands and moves therapy gym to same floor as inpatient unit, strengthening continuum of care and enhancing convenience for patients. Spacious, brightly lit area also includes two cognition suites, recreational therapy, kitchen, and patient dining room.
St. Mary acquires new nuclear medicine camera allowing faster scan times, higher quality images, and greater accessibility to cardiac studies.
St. Mary Regional Cancer Center partners with Gilda's Club of Delaware Valley to provide support for cancer patients and families. St. Mary is the first offsite location and first hospital affiliation for Gilda's Club Delaware Valley.
A second location for St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorders Center opens in Bensalem. New four-bed facility offers full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.
St. Mary is among the first hospitals in the nation to use AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System to protect patients from complications related to atrial fibrillation.
St. Clare Pharmacy opens in the concourse of the St. Clare Medical Building, providing a convenient location to quickly fill prescriptions and purchase over-the-counter medicines and healthcare products.
St. Mary Medical Center recently earned approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) - a distinction bestowed upon the best cancer program in the United States.
St. Mary Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Independence Blue Cross. To earn this distinction, facilities must meet rigorous criteria.
St. Mary Medical Center is named the region's top workplace. St. Mary was ranked number one in three categories - Overall Job Satisfaction, Best Hospital, and Best Employer Overall - in the Greater Philadelphia Media's "Job Trends Best Places to Work 2010."
St. Mary earns 2009 Morehead Workplace of Distinction award for consistently achieving high marks in colleague satisfaction. The national award, presented by Moorhead Associates, recognized our 2009 Colleague Pulse Survey results, which placed St. Mary in the top 6 percent in the nation.
St. Mary Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Independence Blue Cross. To earn this distinction, facilities must meet rigorous criteria.
St. Mary Medical Center earns the prestigious Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes St. Mary's success in caring for heart failure patients in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.
St. Mary earns Healthy Workplace Award from Philadelphia Business Journal and UnitedHealthcare for innovative Make Every Day About Living (MEDAL) Colleague Wellness Program.
St. Mary recognized with a 2010 Pyramid Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for our H1N1 crisis communications plan.
St. Mary is the grand-prize award winner in the Aetna Health Connections Get Active! Corporate Challenge, a four-week wellness competition that monitored exercise, walking and weight loss through Aetna's Get Active! Online program.
St. Mary Medical Center is one of 100 organizations in the nation selected as "Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2010" by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Ranked 23rd among top 100, and eighth among those with 1,000 or more employees.
St. Mary earns Path to Excellence Awards from NRC Picker for nursing communication, overall hospital, and pain management. In addition, St. Mary is among 100 hospitals nationwide to earn the Hospital of Choice Award from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers, focusing on quality care, satisfaction, and community service.
St. Mary's 2009 Community Benefit Annual Report won a Gold MarCom Award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. In addition, St. Mary's H1N1 influenza crisis communications plan earned the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America's first-place Pepperpot Award, as well as the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America's Pyramid Award.
St. Mary St. Mary Medical Center earns the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry - GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2010, one of only 135 hospitals nationwide to be recognized for this quality distinction. The award acknowledges the life-saving clinical-care efforts St. Mary has put in place for treating heart attack patients.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) recognizes St. Mary with its highest quality three-star rating for adult cardiac surgery. This prestigious designation is awarded semiannually, and this is the fifth consecutive time St. Mary has earned the three-star rating.
Newly renovated Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Unit (MSIC) opens with 15 private rooms with innovative features and home-like amenities.
St. Mary Heart and Vascular Center opens new, state-of-the-art catheterization laboratories or multi-use interventional laboratories (three in February; one more in Spring 2009) with 14 patient preparation and recovery rooms.
St. Mary is among first healthcare facilities in Delaware Valley to offer Frameless Stereotactic Radiosurgery, the latest advance in radiation treatment to
target tumors with greater accuracy than ever before.
St. Mary celebrates advances in neonatal care at 20th Anniversary Reunion for the St. Mary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
2009 Accreditations and Licensures
The St. Mary Medical Center Clinical Laboratory earned reaccreditation from the College of American Pathologists after a rigorous on-site inspection designed to ensure the highest standard of care. The Blood Bank also was awarded reaccreditation from the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).
The Neurophysiology Department received EEG Lab accreditation from the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists, making St. Mary the only hospital in Bucks County and one of about 50 healthcare facilities in the nation to earn this distinction for meeting technical standards and demonstrating quality output.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association once again recognized St. Mary Medical Center for the outstanding care it provides to patients with signs of stroke and cardiovascular disease. St. Mary recently was presented with three Get With the Guidelines - Silver Performance Achievement Awards for excellence in the treatment of stroke, coronary artery disease, and heart failure.
St. Mary received the Sierra Leone Catholic Medal of Honor for our generous donation of more than 350 pounds of costume jewelry - about 3,000 pieces - for the Fatima House of Light for Girls in Sierra Leone.
St. Mary earns the Innovative and Collaborative Practice Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The St. Mary Pharmacy and Orthopedics Department worked collaboratively to develop a new Pharmacy-Managed Coumadin Protocol.
Recognized by Society of Thoracic Surgeons with its highest quality rating - three stars - for adult cardiac surgery. This is the fourth consecutive semi-annual designation for St. Mary. Only about 10 percent of hospitals nationwide receive the STS' three-star rating.
St. Mary Medical Center earns the 2009 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's prestigious Get With the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus and Gold Performance Achievement Awards. The awards recognize St. Mary's success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.
St. Mary Community Ministries in Bensalem adds 3,000 square feet of space to existing cite, expanding programming and services at Family Resource Center and clinic space at the Children's Health Center and Mother Bachmann Maternity Center St. Mary Imaging in Richboro, formerly Richboro MRI, adds CT scan capabilities to complement existing MRI studies performed there July
St. Mary Imaging in Langhorne is first clinical site in nation to offer high-field, truly open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the Hitatchi OASIS scanner.
St. Mary Breast Center adds new full-field digital mammography unit, which provides more accurate scans and improves efficiency of imaging patients of diverse shapes and sizes.
2008 Accreditations and Licensures
The oncology program at St. Mary Regional Cancer Center earns recertification approval with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
Our Radiology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in CT, MRI, mammography, and ultrasound, and FDA-certified in mammography.
Echocardiography Laboratory at St. Mary earns accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories in the area of adult transthoracic echocardiography.
Recognized by Society of Thoracic Surgeons with its highest quality rating - three stars - for adult cardiac surgery Earns Trailblazer Award for Environmental Leadership from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Region.
Earns Hospital of Choice Award from American Alliance of Healthcare Providers, which recognizes St. Mary as being among the nation's most consumer-friendly hospitals.