Awards & Accreditations

Hartford HealthCare earned a record number of awards, honors and recognitions during the 2020-21 fiscal year.

The examples presented here demonstrate third-party professional recognition of outstanding performance for clinical excellence, quality, safety, equity, customer experience, professionalism and public service.

Hartford HealthCare:

Leapfrog

Hartford HealthCare received an “A” grade for safety in the latest round of national rankings by The Leapfrog Group.
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Hartford HealthCare Earned 63 Specialty Excellence Awards from Healthgrades.
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Backus Hospital Achievements

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades: “A”
  • Healthgrades:
    • “America’s 250 Best Hospitals”
    • Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke
  • Healthgrades “5-Star” Ratings:
    • Treatment of Stroke
    • Treatment of Pneumonia for 3 consecutive years
    • Gastrointestinal Care and Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 2 consecutive years
    • Treatment of Sepsis for 6 consecutive years
  • Critical Care Excellence Award:
    • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2022
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award:
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • The Lown Institute Hospital Social Responsibility Index:
    • Only hospital in Connecticut to earn “As” on health equity, the value of care and health outcomes; #71 among all U.S. hospitals
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut:
    • Non-Profit of the Year COVID-19 Hero award

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades: “A” (C)
  • Healthgrades:
    • “5-Star” Rating: Treatment of Sepsis
  • Northwest Chamber of Commerce:
    • Annual Quality of Life Award
  • National Client Press Ganey conference:
    • Emergency Department Transformation

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Hartford Hospital Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report:

  • #1 hospital in the Hartford Metro Area for 11 consecutive years and among the best hospitals in Connecticut (A)
  • High performing in the following procedures and conditions:
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Colon Cancer Surgery
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Bypass Surgery
    • Heart Failure
    • Hip Replacement
    • Kidney Failure
    • Knee Replacement
    • Lung Cancer Surgery
    • Orthopedics
    • Stroke
    • TAVR (trans-catheter aortic valve replacement) 
    • Urology

Additional national rankings for the Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital:

  • The Joint Commission: Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification: First in New England to receive designation
  • American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation: Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center
  • The American Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Highest ratings for Cardiac Surgery
  • Healthgrades:
    • America’s 50 Best for Cardiac Surgery
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries for 3 consecutive years
    • Critical Care Excellence Award for 13 consecutive years
    • Best treatment of respiratory failure for 7 consecutive years
  • Healthgrades “5-Star” ratings: Cranial Neurosurgery
    • Treatment of Pneumonia
    • Gallbladder Removal Surgery
    • Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 7 consecutive years
    • Treatment of Sepsis for 18 years in a row (2004-2021)
  • Other Healthgrades awards:
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries for 3 consecutive years
    • Critical Care Excellence Award for 13 consecutive years

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut

  • The Joint Commission: Disease-Specific Certification in Heart Failure
  • Healthgrades “5-Star” ratings:
    • Treatment of Pneumonia for 20 consecutive years
    • Treatment of Sepsis for 8 consecutive years
    • Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 7 consecutive years
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 3 consecutive years
    • Spinal Fusion Surgery for 3 consecutive years
    • Treatment of Stroke for 2 consecutive years
  • Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award:
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services
  • Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award:
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2022

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MidState Medical Center

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades: “A”
  • The Joint Commission:
    • The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center: Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery, first in the country
  • Healthgrades “5-Star” ratings:
    • Treatment of Heart Failure
    • Total Knee Replacement for 3 consecutive years
    • Spinal Fusion Surgery
    • Treatment of Pneumonia for 2 consecutive years
    • Treatment of Sepsis for 2 consecutive years
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 2 consecutive years:
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience for 2 consecutive years
  • Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Stroke care
    • Minimally invasive surgery

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St. Vincent's Medical Center

  • U.S. News & World Report: High performing in the following procedures and conditions:
    • Heart failure
    • Stroke
    • Kidney failure
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center: Magnet Status
  • The Joint Commission: Primary Stroke Center
  • The American Heart Association: Gold Plus and Honor Roll status:
    • Heart Failure program
    • Stroke program
  • Women’s Choice Awards for Best Hospitals:
    • Bariatric surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Orthopedics
    • Stroke Center
  • National MS Society: Comprehensive MS Center 

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Windham Hospital

  • Healthgrades: Joint Replacement Excellence Award (B)
    • Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement
    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2 consecutive years
  • The Lown Institute Hospital Social Responsibility Index:
    • Most racially inclusive hospital in Connecticut
  • Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce:
    • COVID-19 Hero Award

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