Awards and Recognition

Awards

Healthgrades

Reading Hospital has received HealthGrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence 2014.Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence are hospitals rated in the top 5 percent in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across 27 common conditions and procedures. Patients have a lower chance of dying at Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence compared to all other hospitals.

Reading Hospital was also named one of Healthgrades’ “America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2014” for:

  • Cardiac Care in 2014
  • Coronary Intervention in 2014
  • Pulmonary Care for 2 Years in a Row (2013 – 2014)
  • Stroke Care for 2 Years in a Row (2013 – 2014)
  • Critical Care in 2014

In addition, Reading Hospital received Healthgrades’ highest distinctions in these areas of Clinical Excellence:

  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award in 2014
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award in 2014
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award in 2014
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award for 8 Years in a Row (2007-2014)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Critical Care Excellence Award in 2014

And Reading Hospital was recognized in the report as being ranked in the Top 5% in the Nation in 2014 for:

  • Overall Cardiac Services in 2014
  • Cardiology Services in 2014
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2014
  • Treatment of Stroke for 8 Years in a Row 2007 – 2014
  • Overall Pulmonary Services for2 Years in a Row 2013 – 2014
  • Critical Care in 2014

The list below summarizes these and additional Reading Hospital awards and distinctions noted in the Healthgrades report.

America's Best 100 Hospitals

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2014
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ in 2014
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™ for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™ in 2014
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ in 2014

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2014
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ in 2014
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2014
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2014
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ in 2014

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Neurosciences Excellence Award™ in 2014
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2007-2014)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke for 8 Years in a Row (2007-2014)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Neurosciences in 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 9 Years in a Row (2006-2014)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries in 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 3 Years in a Row (2012-2014)

Appendectomy

  1. Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy in 2014

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ in 2014
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2014
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 7 Years in a Row (2008-2014)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2014

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 2013 Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Improvement Award

Reading Hospital’s Advanced Primary Stroke Center received this honor for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients. 

American Heart Association 2013 Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Improvement Award

Reading Hospital’s Regional Heart Center received this honor for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for heart failure patients. 

American Heart Association 2013 Mission Lifeline Gold Receiving Award

Reading Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 24 month intervals and 75 percent or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI patients. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association named Reading Hospital a Blue Distinction Center for:

  • Cardiac Care
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Spine Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

American Society for Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

Our Weight Management Center is an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry®-GWTG Premier Status

Reading Hospital achieved the American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry®-GWTG Premier status for acute coronary syndrome care.

Highmark Quality Blue Award

The Emergency Department received the Highmark Quality Blue Award for reducing the time between arrival and discharge or admission. The award also recognizes the reduction in time for patients to be seen by a physician.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® Care Award

Lactation Support Services received the IBCLC Care Award for excellence in lactation care from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).

Diversified Clinical Services Center of Distinction

Diversified Clinical Services, the world’s largest wound care management company, named the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center a “Center of Distinction” for clinical excellence.

Accreditations/Certifications

Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™

The Joint Commission granted Reading Hospital full accreditation, a nationally recognized symbol of quality. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an onsite survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years.

Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification

Reading Hospital received Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for the following programs:

  • Heart Failure Program
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Total Hip Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Joint Replacement

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Chest Pain Center

Reading Hospital exceeded national requirements to renew its accreditation as a Chest Pain Center, the first facility in our community to achieve this lifesaving designation from The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Full Accreditation

The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is fully accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society. This accreditation recognizes superior clinicians, leadership, safety, and quality of patient care in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons Approval with Commendation

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has accredited the McGlinn Family Regional Cancer Center. The Center was granted a three-year approval with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Accreditation

The Rehabilitation Center at Reading Hospital received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This accreditation is for the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation, Brain Injury, and Stroke Specialty Programs.

American Association of Blood Banks Accreditation

Reading Hospital received accreditation from the American Association of Blood Banks following an intensive onsite assessment.