Accolades and Accreditations earned by Northwestern Memorial Hospital

2016 Accolades and Accreditations

  • Centers for Disease Control Champion  One of eight hospitals and health systems recognized for implementing innovative ways to prevent venous thromboembolic blood clots
  • Top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives Eighth consecutive year
  • Consumer Reports C-section Delivery Rates – Ranked highest volume maternity hospital with lowest percentage of C-section rates for first-time mothers/low-risk births
  • 2016 Leader in LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index – Fifth consecutive year

2015 Accolades and Accreditations

  • “America’s Best Hospitals” – Ranked No. 11 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report with 13 specialties nationally ranked, and No. 1 in Illinois and in the Chicago metro area.
  • Magnet Recognition – Earned Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence and quality care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Quality Oncology Practice Initiative® Certification Received a three-year certification for meeting the highest standards of quality for outpatient hematology-oncology practices
  • “Top Performer” The only academic medical center in Chicago named by the Joint Commission for outstanding performance on surgical care, heart attack, pneumonia and heart failure quality measures
  • Consumer Choice Award – Ranked as having the best physicians, best nurses, best overall quality and best overall image/reputation as determined by a national survey of more than 290,000 healthcare consumers – 17th year
  • 2015 Alliance for Work-Life Progress – Seal of Distinction for Leadership in Workplace Strategy – third consecutive year
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers – 16th consecutive year on Working Mother’s magazine’s list
  • Hospitals & Health Networks Top 100 Most Wired – For effective use of information technology to achieve clinical and operational excellence 

2014 Accolades and Accreditations

  • Leader in Patient Safety Received a Hospital Safety Score of “A” from The Leapfrog Group
  • Becker’s  Hospital Review “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare”
  • Chicago Scholars “Diversity Talent Pipeline” Award
  • Work-Life Seal of Designation – Second consecutive year
  • National Association for Female Executives – Sixth consecutive year   

Accolades and Accreditations earned by Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

2016 Accolades and Accreditations

  • The Joint Commission – Hospital Accreditation, Home Care Accreditation and Nursing Care Center Accreditation
  • Primary Stroke Center – By the Joint Commission for Lake Forest Hospital Westmoreland Nursing Center; Home Health; and Wood-Prince Family Stroke Center
  • Certified Chest Pain Center By the Joint Commission
  • Accredited echocardiography laboratories By the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)  
  • The Joint Commission For Advanced Certification for Palliative Care
  • The Joint Commission Certification For Wound Care through Healogics
  • The Joint Commission Certification  For Diabetes through Healogics
  • “Lantern Award” recipient from the Emergency Nurses Association (for Lake Forest Hospital)
  • American Association of Blood Banks Participant
  • Special recognition by the American Association of Diabetes Educators – For outpatient diabetes education program
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Recognition by the American College of Radiology
  • “Comprehensive Community Cancer Program” By the American College of Surgeons: Commission on Cancer   
  • Magnet Recognition – Earned Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence and quality care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • College of American Pathologists For Laboratory Services 
  • Illinois Department of Public Health For Trauma Center, EDAP and Level II+ Special Care Nursery
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services For Dearhaven Child Care and Learning Center
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center and Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Outpatient Center
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children Dearhaven Child Care and Learning Center

2015 Accolades and Accreditations

  • “America’s Best Hospitals” – Ranked No. 16 in the Chicago metro area and No. 19 in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report
  • Magnet Recognition – Earned Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence and quality care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Consumer Choice Award – Ranked as having the best physicians, best nurses, best overall quality and best overall image/reputation as determined by a national survey of more than 290,000 healthcare consumers – tenth year

2014 Accolades and Accreditations

  • Leader in Patient Safety Third consecutive year for hospital safety scores by The Leapfrog Group
  • 2013 Accolades and Accreditations
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers – 14th consecutive year on Working Mother’s magazine’s list
  • Top 100 Fitness Centers – Recognized among the top five hospital-owned health clubs in the country
  • Chest Pain Center Accreditation From the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care