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Awards and Quality Achievements

US News Best Regional HospitalsRanked in Top 2% of U.S. News & World Report Common Care

Less than 2 percent of hospitals rated by U.S. News & World Report are ranked “High Performing” in the nine procedures and conditions that are commonly treated in a hospital. Cone Health is one of them. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide with 63 hospitals coming in as top performing in all procedure and condition ratings. Cone Health is listed under “Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.”

U.S. News evaluated hospitals in nine of the common procedures and medical conditions - abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.

In addition to the procedure and condition ratings, Cone Health was also recognized as one of the Best Hospitals in North Carolina for 2016-17 by U.S. News. The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging conditions.

CMS 5 Star Rating

Ranked Top 3% in the Nation for Quality

The October 2016 government ratings on health care puts most of Cone Health in the top 3 percent of hospitals when it comes to quality. The ratings come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The stars are used to give consumers easy to understand guidance about the quality of hospital care. Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s have been awarded five-star ratings. Alamance Regional Medical Center earned three stars.

#1 in the Nation

Cone Health No. 1 in Low Heart-Attack Readmission Rates

Hospital Compare provides the most current data on readmission rates for heart attack patients across the country. Moses Cone Hospital has the nation’s lowest at 13.3 percent. The national average is 17 percent. Heart care at Moses Cone Hospital is provided at The Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center.

Joint Commission

Joint Commission

Cone Health has met The Joint Commission‘s national standards for healthcare quality and safety and has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.

Joint Commission surveyors provide a comprehensive review of many areas from steps being taken to reduce the spread of hospital-based infections to making sure back-up power generators are routinely tested and in working order.

Magnet Recognized

Magnet Recognition

The nursing care you will receive at Cone Health has been nationally recognized as some of the best in the country.

In 2014, five Cone Health hospitals were redesignated with Magnet Recognition for Excellence for the third straight time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

A Magnet designation is the highest honor a hospital can receive for its nursing services. The designation is based on meeting standards set by the American Nurses Association.

The Magnet designation applies to Moses Cone Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital, Women's Hospital and Behavioral Health Hospital. Alamance Regional Medical Center has not been designated with Magnet Recognition.

Read more about the six areas the Commission on Magnet noted the applicable Cone Health hospitals as “truly exemplary and a role model for all Magnet organizations.”

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