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
Named One of the 10 Safest Hospitals in the United States, 2012, Consumer Reports
Named Leapfrog Top Hospital, 2009-2011, The Leapfrog Group
Named One of 100 Great Community Hospitals, 2012, Becker's Hospital Review
Outstanding Patient Experience Award, 2008-2010, HealthGrades
National Top Performer for healthcare quality improvement and cost reduction, QUEST/Premier Healthcare
First in Upstate to Receive Certification in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, 2013-2014, The Joint Commission
Named One of the 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery two years in a row, 2012-2013, Healthgrades
Recipient of Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award two years in a row, 2012-2013, Healthgrades
Recipient of Joint Replacement Excellence Award three years in a row, 2011-2013, Healthgrades
Top 5% in the nation for Overall Orthopedic Surgery, 2013, Healthgrades
Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement, three years in a row, 2011-2013, Healthgrades
Ranked #1 in SC for Overall Orthopedic Services two years in a row, 2012-2013, Healthgrades
Top 10 in SC for Overall Orthopedic Care 11 years in a row, 2003-2013, 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
Five Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement, three years in a row, 2011-2013, Healthgrades
Five Star Rated for Hip Fracture Replacement two years in a row, 2012-2013, Healthgrades
Five Star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery, 2013, Healthgrades
UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center, 2012, UnitedHealth
UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center, 2012, UnitedHealth
Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery, 2010, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, 2010, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Women's Health Achievements
IBCLC Care Award, 2012, 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
Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery, 2011, AAGL and Surgical Review Corp.
Cardiac Care Achievements
Accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography, 2013, Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Institute for Quality Cardiac Care, Aetna
Ranked among the top 10% in the nation for Cardiac Surgery, and received 5-star rating for Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Bypass Surgery, and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation HealthGrades
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 Accreditations
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, March of Dimes & Greenville Business Magazine, 2011
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
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, 2010
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, 2010
Named a Top 100 Integrated Health System, 2009-2010, SDI