Awards, Accolades & Badges of Honor

Every day, Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thought in mind: Bringing the safest, highest quality of care to all. That mindset and the innovative, committed ways we pursue excellence is because you deserve it.

 

Yes, we’re proud of these awards and we hope you know they mean you can trust us to provide the care you and your family needs. Whether advanced cardiovascular, orthopedic or neurological procedures or invaluable primary care, our team is here to help you stay in or return to good health.

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The Safest Hospitals in the Northeast.

Leapfrog Awards

All for you.

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Most Innovative Companies

Hartford HealthCare has been named to the Fortune list of America’s Most Innovative Companies.

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Specialty Excellence Awards 

HealthgradesHealthgrades 100 Best for Soecialty Award 2024

Hartford HealthCare Earned more than 80 Specialty Excellence Awards from Healthgrades.

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Best Regional Hospitals 

Hartford Hospital is again rated as the No. 1 hospital in the Hartford Metro Area and among the best hospitals in Connecticut for 2023-24 by U.S. News & World Report.

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National Distinction Celebrates Achievements

Hartford HealthCare hospitals receive highest safety rating from Leapfrog- an independent non-profit healthcare watchdog that aims to give patients simple ways to understand safety. It measures a hospital's ability to protect patients from preventable errors. It takes intensely focused clinicians & caregivers to achieve that top score.

Backus Hospital

Leapfrog

  • Leapfrog Hospital "A" Safety Grade
Leapfrog Awards

Joint Commission

  • Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Healthgrades

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ in 2024

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2024

Neurosciences

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 Years in a Row (2017-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2024

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

More Backus Hospital Awards & Accreditations

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Joint Commission

  • Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Healthgrades

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™ in 2024

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Orthopedics
    •    Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2024

Neurosciences

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Pulmonary

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Gastrointestinal Surgery in 2024
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Critical Care

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 Years in a Row (2017-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2024

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

More Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Awards & Accreditations

Hartford Hospital

Leapfrog

  • Top Teaching Hospital
  • Leapfrog “A” safety grade

Leapfrog Awards

Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital 2023

U.S. News & World Report

  • Rated as the No. 1 hospital in the Hartford Metro Area and among the best hospitals in Connecticut for 2023-24

Healthgrades

Recipient of Healthgrades® 'America's 250 Best Hospitals' Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Hartford Hospital Named One of America’s 50 Best for Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery, 2024

Best Specialty

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)\
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ in 2024

Cardiac

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 8 Years in a Row (2017-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 9 Years in a Row (2016-2024)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2024

Neurosciences

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cranial Neurosurgery for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2024

Prostate Surgery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery in 2024

Gastrointestinal

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2024 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall GI Services in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries in 2024
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2024

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 21 Years in a Row (2004-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2015-2024)

World Best Specialized Hospitals List 2023

High performing in the following procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip replacement
  • Kidney faillure
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • TAVR
America's 50 best hospitals

Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals

  • Outpatient Experience 
  • Patient Safety 
  • Bariatric Surgery 
  • Cancer Care 
  • Stroke Care 
Women's Choice Award 2024

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

More Hartford Hospital Awards & Accreditations

The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Leapfrog

  • Leapfrog Hospital "A" Safety Grade
Leapfrog Awards

Joint Commission

  • Disease-Specific Certification in Heart Failure

Healthgrades

Gastrointestinal

  • Five-Star Recipient for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

U.S. News & World Report

  • Recognized as high performing in the following conditions:
    • Heart Failure
    • Kidney Failure
    • Stroke

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

More Hosspital of Central Connecticut Awards & Accreditations

MidState Medical Center

Leapfrog

  • Top Teaching Hospital
  • Leapfrog “A” safety grade
Leapfrog Awards

The Joint Commission

  • The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center: Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery, first in the country

Healthgrades

Cardiac

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2022-2024)

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2020-2024)

Pulmonary

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure in 2024

Patient Safety

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award, 2024
Healthgrades - Patient Safety 2024

Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals

  • Patient Safety 
  • Bariatric Surgery 
  • Obstetrics 
  • Orthopedics 
  • Stroke Care 
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery 
  • Mammogram Imaging
Women's Choice Award 2024

More MidState Medical Center Awards & Accreditations

St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Leapfrog

  • Top Teaching Hospital
  • Leapfrog “A” safety grade
Leapfrog Awards

The Joint Commission

  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Hip/Knee Joint Replacement Program
  • Thrombectomy-capable Stroke Center
  • Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery

Advanced certification for hip and knee join replacement and spine surgery

The American Heart Association

  • Gold Plus and Honor Roll status:
    • Heart Failure program
    • Stroke program

Women’s Choice Awards for Best Hospitals

  • Outpatient Experience 
  • Patient Safety 
  • Bariatric Surgery 
  • Heart Care 
  • Orthopedics 
  • Comprehensive Breast Care 
  • Mammogram Imaging 
Women's Choice Award 2024

More St. Vincent's Medical Center Awards & Accreditations

Windham Hospital

Leapfrog

  • Leapfrog Hospital "A" Safety Grade
Leapfrog Awards

Healthgrades

Orthopedics

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)

Critical Care

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 2 Years in a Row (2023-2024)

Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals

  • Outpatient Experience
Women's Choice Award 2024

The Lown Institute Hospital Social Responsibility Index

  • Most racially inclusive hospital in Connecticut

Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

  • COVID-19 Hero Award

More Windham Hospital Awards & Accreditations

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