Awards & Recognitions

Practice Greenhealth 2017 Greening the OR Award

The Greening the OR Award recognizes the facility demonstrating the most success in reducing the environmental impact of its surgical suites. 

AHP High Performer 2017
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation – named by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was granted three-year Accreditation in July 2017. As a CoC-accredited cancer center, St. Elizabeth’s takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer to improve patient outcomes. When patients receive care at a CoC facility, they have access to information on clinical trials and new treatments, genetic counseling, and patient centered services including psycho-social support, a patient navigation process, and a survivorship care plan that documents the care each patient receives and seeks to improve cancer survivors ‘quality of life.
Hospital Safety Award
"A" Hospital Safety Rating for Fall 2015 from The Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Group is an independentindependent hospital watchdog organization that rates hospitalsthem on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections to patients.Visit to see all ratings.

American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2015 award.

Named a 2015 Partner for Change Award winner by Practice Greenhealth. The Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their commitment to minimizing their environmental footprint by incorporating sustainability into their day-to-day practices.


Joint Commission Top Performer Key Quality Measures
Top 10 "Best Value Hospital™" in Illinois from Verras Healthcare International

"Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" Recognition from The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes.
Guardian of Excellence Award
Named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in Clinical Quality.
ILPEx Award
Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) 2013 Bronze Award for "Commitment to Excellence." This award is given to organizations throughout the state who adopt and demonstrate continuous quality improvement practices. Learn more at

Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals.
Named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for three years (2013, 2014, and 2015), by Truven Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). Visit for a complete list of winners and information on this study.

Joint Commission Top Performer Key Measures
"Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" Recognition from The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes.

Mission: Lifeline® Receiving Center, Silver (2013) and Bronze (2012) Level Recognition Award for excellent care for myocardial infarction (heart attack) patients.

ACTION Registry®-GWTG™ 2012 Recognition Program Silver Achievement Award for excellent care of STEMI and Non-STEMI patients.

Sterile Processing Department has received an award from 3M for providing the highest standard of care when it comes to the sterile processing of surgical instruments and implantables.


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