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Awards & Recognitions

Johnston Health has been delivering quality and exceptional health care since 1951. It is the exceptional nurses, physicians and staff who have achieved the following awards and recognitions all in the name of patient safety and quality care.

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Johnston Health Receives the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience

Johnston Health has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care.

Hospitals aiming to provide the most appropriate and value-based care along with advances in technology such as minimally invasive techniques have shifted many patient cases to outpatient settings. As a result, hospitals have made significant strides in providing increased customer service to improve the outpatient experience.

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Johnston Health Achieves Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM

Johnston Health has been recognized as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM recipient. This distinction places Johnston Health among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers.

From 2017 through 2019, there were 190,273 potentially preventable patient safety events among Medicare patients in U.S. hospitals.* And, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals performing better than expected on each of 13 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) evaluated by Healthgrades, on average, 106,052 patient safety events could have been avoided.*


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Johnston Health Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety

Johnston Health has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. The award signifies that Johnston Health is in the top 8 percent of 4,797 U.S. hospitals for patient safety. To receive the award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room or procedural area. Johnston Health is one of 399 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.

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Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

This distinction recognizes Johnston Health among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Healthgrades evaluated 3,449 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from January 2017 to December 2017, to identify hospital performance in this area.

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Johnston Health earns Top ‘A’ safety score from Leapfrog Group

Johnston Health has received an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade.

The high mark highlights the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safe health care.

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Johnston Health Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has designated Johnston Health as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. This program evaluates hospitals on several quality measures, including the percentage of newborns that fall into the category of early elective delivery, an ongoing concern in the medical community.

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Johnston Health named one of the top 25 hospitals in NC by BusinessNC Magazine

Johnston Health has made Business North Carolina’s top 25 list for hospitals in the state. The list ranks the state’s adult, acute-care hospitals with at least 50 beds based on performance in 25 metrics. The magazine looks at information provided by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including patient-satisfaction surveys, infection rates, and readmission and death rates for common conditions and procedures. It also considers criteria from insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield, U.S. News & World Report and The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that grades hospitals based on patient-safety records.

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