Accreditations and Awards

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The Queen's Medical Center takes pride in the patient quality awards that it's been honored with. Below are some of the accreditations and awards that Queen's has received:

Joint Commission Accreditation Awards
The Queen’s Medical Center, Moloka’i General Hospital and CareResource Hawai’i have been awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission under the Commission's on site evaluation program. The accreditation award recognizes Queen’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.

Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center
The Queen's Medical Center is the only Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center in Hawai’i. The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes organizations that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signifies that the services Queen’s provides have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.

Magnet® Recognition
Queen's is the first and only hospital in Hawai’i to receive the coveted Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ultimate benchmark of patient care excellence, Magnet designation has been awarded to just six percent of U.S. health care organizations.

Commission on Cancer Approval with Commendations
Queen’s Cancer Program was awarded a three-year approval with commendations by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. To receive approval from this prestigious organization, Queen’s Cancer Program underwent a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance. Only 25% of hospitals in the U.S. are approved by the Commission on Cancer.

Breast Center National Accreditation
The Queen’s Medical Center Breast Center has received national accreditation by NAPBC. This is the highest level of recognition possible for a Breast Center Program. QMC is the first and only program in Hawai’i to receive this designation. The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement in the quality of care and monitoring of patients with breast disease.

Harold P. Freeman Service Award
Queen’s Oncology Patient Navigation Program is one of four national recipients of the 2009 American Cancer Society Harold P. Freeman Service Award. This award is given to organizations who demonstrate exemplary achievement in saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer by improving the quality of life for cancer patients in underserved, at-risk communities.

NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP)
The Queen’s Medical Center Cancer Center was chosen by the National Cancer Institute to join a national network of community cancer centers offering expanded research opportunities and state-of-the-art cancer care at community hospitals. NCCCP is designed to create new research opportunities with an emphasis on minority and underserved populations.

Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award — Stroke
For the third year in a row, The Queen’s Medical Center has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Queen’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care for the people of Hawai’i.

Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award — Cardiac
Queen’s received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines – Coronary Artery Disease Gold Performance Achievement Award, recognizing commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care that effectively improves treatment of patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease.

Blue Distinction Center® for Spine Surgery and Cardiac Care
The Queen’s Medical Center has received Blue Distinction Center designation for Spine Surgery and Cardiac Care by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. This designation recognizes Queen’s commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for spine surgery and cardiac patients.

UnitedHealth Premium® Cardiac Specialty Center
The UnitedHealth Premium specialty centers program has recognized Queen’s for its high quality of care in interventional cardiac care, heart rhythm disorders and cardiac surgery. Facilities that receive designation are recognized for their commitment to national and evidence-based standards.

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