awards and recognition

At St. Francis, we always strive to be the best at what we do. Along the way, we have been recognized by several national organizations for our quality work in outstanding patient care, "green" efforts, efficiency and technology. In addition, many of our programs have earned accreditations from national organizations who perform in-depth audits to ensure patients receive the very best care. We are proud of our accomplishments, and are pleased to offer nationally-recognized quality care to our neighbors in Upstate South Carolina.

Overall Quality Patient Care

     

  • Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 7 Years in a Row, 2009-2014, Healthgrades
  • Ranked Among Top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience for 6 Years in a Row, 2009-2013, Healthgrades
  • 100 Top Hospitals, 2014, Truven
  • Gold Seal of Approval, 2013, The Joint Comission (JCAHO)
  • Named One of the 10 Safest Hospitals in the United States, 2012, Consumer Reports
  • Named One of 100 Great Community Hospitals, 2012, Becker's Hospital Review
  • National Top Performer for healthcare quality improvement and cost reduction, QUEST/Premier Healthcare

  • Orthopedic Achievements

                

     

  • First in Upstate to Receive Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, 2013-2014, The Joint Commission
  • Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 3 Years in a Row, 2012-2014, Healthgrades
  • Recipient of Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row, 2012-2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row, 2013-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 4 Years in a Row, 2011-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row, 2012-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery for 2 Years in a Row, 2013-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Recipient of Joint Replacement Excellence Award three years in a row, 2011-2013, Healthgrades
  • Top 5 in SC for Joint Replacement 11 years in a row, 2003-2013, HealthGrades
  • Five Star Rated Overall Orthopedics two years in a row, 2012-2013, Healthgrades
  • Five Star Rated for Joint Replacement Surgery, 11 years in a row, 2003-2013, Healthgrades
  • Five Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement, 11 years in a row, 2003-2013, Healthgrades
  • UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center, UnitedHealth
  • UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center, UnitedHealth
  • Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Women's Health Achievements

                  

  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, 2014, AAGL and Surgical Review Corp.
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  • IBCLC Care Award, 2014, International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants 
  • Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health Named Center of Excellence, 2012, American College of Radiologists
  • Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health accredited in Stereotactic Breast Biopsy by the American College of Radiologists, 2012
  • Breast Health Center granted full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), American College of Surgeons
  • Cardiac Care Achievements

                   

  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care +, Blue Cross Blue Shield, 2013  
  •  Mission: Lifeline Gold Quality Achievement Award for Heart Attack Care, 2013, American Heart Association
  • Accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography, 2013, Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
  • Institute for Quality Cardiac Care, Aetna

  • Cancer Care Achievements

             

  • Commission on Cancer's Outstanding Achievement Award, American College of Surgeons
  • Cancer Care granted full accreditation by the Commission on Cancer, and received the highest possible approval rating, American College of Surgeons
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Accreditation, 2011, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
  • Cancer Survivorship Program accredited by Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation, 2011

  • Additional Program Awards and Accreditations

                   

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Neurosurgery Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosciences, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Neurosurgery, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Neurosurgery, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 5% in the Nation for General Surgery, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 10% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row, 2013-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Small Intestine Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row, 2013-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Colorectal Surgeries for 2 Years in a Row, 2013-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed for 2 Years in a Row, 2013-2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Critical Care Excellence Award™, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 6 Years in a Row , 2009-2014,
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, 2014, Healthgrades
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure, 2014, Healthgrades
  • St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Program named Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, 2011, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) in Breast Imaging, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound.
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation program fully accredited by Comission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

  • Patient, Physician and Employee Satisfaction

  • Best Employer for Working Moms, 2011, March of Dimes & Greenville Business Magazine
  • Platinum Achievement Patient Satisfaction Award, Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
  • Silver Achievement Award Patient Satisfaction Award, Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
  • Eleven 5-Star Patient Satisfaction Awards, Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
  • Patient Satisfaction consistently ranked in the 90th percentile, Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
  • State Leader in Patient Preference for Hospitals, HCAHPS
  • National Medical Staff Perception Awards, including one Top Performer award and eight 5-Star awards, Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
  • World-class ranking for HomeCare and Hospice employee engagement, Gallup
  • Named a Start! Fit-Friendly Company, American Heart Association
  • Top 50 "Best Employer for Workers Over 50", AARP

  • Other Honors

  • Named member of Environmental Leadership Circle, Practice Greenhealth, 2011-2013
  • Named Top Performing Hospital, Quest/Premier, 2011
  • Named High Value in Healthcare, Quest/Premier, 2011
  • 2010 National Hospital Charitable Service Award, Jackson Healthcare
  • The only hospital in the state to receive the "Making Medicine Mercury Free" Award, Practice Greenhealth
  • The only hospital in the state to receive the "Partner for Change with Distinction" Award for improvements in mercury elimination, waste reduction and pollution prevention, Practice Greenhealth
  • Named a Top 100 Integrated Health System, SDI
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