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Awards and Quality Achievements

Cone Health Hospitals Again Score High Marks for Patient Safety

Alamance Regional Medical Center, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital earned A’s in the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

The hospitals are among 750 awarded an ‘A’ for efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. Annie Penn Hospital received a B. Learn More

Watson HealthCone Health Hospitals Among Watson Health’s Top 100 Hospitals for 2018

The Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® annual study program names Cone Health among the highest-performing health networks in the nation. Hospitals on the list generally have lower mortality rates, fewer complications and lower costs for patients than health networks not on the list. Learn More

HealthGradesDistinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™

Five Cone Health hospitals have received the 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellencefrom Healthgrades. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for clinical performance and hospital quality.

The distinction places Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital in the top 5 percent among nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Learn More

HealthGrades OrthoHealthGrades PulmonaryAmong the Highest Rated Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Pulmonary Care

Cone Health has again been recognized by Healthgrades for providing outstanding medical care.

The recognitions are part of Healthgrades 2018 awards and cover several types of care.

Annie Penn Hospital, Moses Cone Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital received:

  • One of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care” Award™.
  • One of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery” Award™.
  • A “Joint Replacement Excellence Award™.”
  • A “Stroke Care Excellence Award™.”

Alamance Regional Medical Center is listed separately from the rest of Cone Health by Healthgrades. It received:

  • One of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Pulmonary Care” Award.
  • A Five-Star Recipient for Stroke Care.
  • A “Critical Care Excellence Award™.”
  • A “Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure. A Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures.
  • A Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis.
Learn More

Best Regional Hospitals - US NewsTop 2 Percent in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

According to the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report, 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. Moses H. Cone Hospital was one of them.

Annie Penn Hospital, Moses Cone Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital are listed on the U.S. News & World Report website under “Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.”

The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. The hospitals were also rated high performing last year in what’s called the, “Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings.” Learn More

HealthGradesHealthgrades Ranks Cone Health Hospitals Among the Top 5 Percent of Hospitals in the Nation

Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital have earned the Healthgrades 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction recognizes the hospitals as being among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

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.

CareChexRanked in Top 1% Nationally for Overall Hospital Care

Few places offer better health care than Cone Health, which ranked seventh out of 3,139 hospitals in overall hospital care in the medical excellence category. That puts care at Cone Health in the top one percent of hospitals in the country in that category. The 2017 ratings comes from CareChex® — an information service of Quantros, Inc.

CareChex also ranks Cone Health third in the nation in spinal fusion, fourth in spinal surgery, fourth in pneumonia care and 14th in orthopedic care—all in the medical excellence category for 2017.

CareChex also ranks Cone Health among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence in Overall medical care, cancer care, cardiac care, gastrointestinal care, general surgery, interventional coronary care, major bowel procedures, neurological care, pulmonary care, stroke care and vascular surgery.

Triad HealthCare Network

Triad HealthCare Network Ranked #5 in the Nation for ACO Quality Measures

Triad HealthCare Network has been named to Becker's Hospital Review’s list of 100 ACOs to Know. The list features standout accountable care organizations from around the country.

The organizations named to this list stand out for their excellence in quality, achievements in driving down cost and ability to grow and take on risk. Triad HealthCare Network ranked fifth in the latest quality rankings of accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.


Top 1% in the Nation for Lowest Heart-Attack Readmissions Rates

The U.S. government’s Hospital Compare website provides the most current data on readmission rates for heart attack patients across the country. Moses Cone Hospital is in the nation’s top one percent for lowest readmission rates for heart-attack patients. Heart care at Moses Cone Hospital is provided at The Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Distinguished Three-Star Ratings from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Triad Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons and Cone Health Heart & Vascular Center have earned three stars – the highest category of quality – for both Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement, placing Cone Health among the elite for cardiovascular surgery in the United States and Canada – Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), 2017.

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.”

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.

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