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Awards and Recognition

Awards and Honors

Chest Pain Center

LewisGale Medical Center is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center approved by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). SCPC’s Chest Pain Center Accreditation process ensures that hospitals meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and undergo a comprehensive onsite review by a team of accreditation review specialists. Hospitals that receive SCPC Chest Pain Center Accreditation status have achieved a higher level of expertise in caring for patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack.

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Primary Stroke Center Certification

LewisGale Medical Center is designated as a Primary Stroke Center (PSC) by The Joint Commission in collaboration with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. PSC’s certification is granted through compliance with stroke education, participation in research, access to advanced imaging technology, demonstration of application and compliance with clinical best practice guidelines.

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Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

LewisGale Medical Center has been recognized for three consecutive years by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America, as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for achieving excellence in performance and accountability measures in heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia and surgical care. The Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care delivered in over 17,000 health care organizations across the country, and their standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry.

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Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

LewisGale Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement, established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period. This certification is granted based on compliance with total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care, as well as increased focus on evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional mobility, and the return to normal daily activities.

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Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

LewisGale Medical Center received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2011 and 2013 from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals in the United States. To be considered for this recognition, hospitals must be evaluated by Healthgrades for its performance in at least 21 of 32 most common procedures and conditions, based on inpatient data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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HealthGrades 100 Best Hospitals

Healthgrades has recognized LewisGale Medical Center as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery since 2014. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about hospitals and physicians. More than one million people a day use the Healthgrades website to compare hospitals based on experience, quality and patient satisfaction.

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Orthopedic Surgery Excellence

LewisGale Medical Center has received the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award and has been ranked among the top 10% in the nation for overall orthopedic services for 2 years in a row (2016-17) by Healthgrades. The award-winning care provided by LewisGale Medical Center has been consistently recognized on a national level, with an unwavering commitment to providing the best orthopedic care in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding area.

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Top Hospital for Safety

LewisGale Medical Center received recognition by The Leapfrog Group as a Top Hospital for Safety Score of “A” in 2015. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality, the Leapfrog Top Hospital Award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.

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