Awards and Recognition
Sacred Heart HealthCare System is committed to providing high quality health care to all people. We have received recognition in many different areas for our excellence in health care. A sample of these awards and recognitions are below.
Primary Stroke Center Certification
Sacred Heart Hospital has been granted Primary Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. Achievement of certification signals that the services Sacred Heart Hospital provides have the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.
Transitional Care Facility
Our Transitional Care Facility (TCF) received a “Five Star” rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Our TCF was one of only two facilities in Lehigh and Northampton Counties to receive this honor.
Our acute rehabilitation unit, MossRehab, holds a three-year accreditation for its Stroke Specialty Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. MossRehab’s Stroke Center is one of six Einstein programs recognized as Centers of Excellence. Certified for acute and rehabilitation care, MossRehab has specialty programs in gait and motion analysis, robotic-assisted physical therapy, and aphasia.
Center for Cancer Care
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) granted three-year approval with commendation to the Center for Cancer Care at Sacred Heart Hospital. The CoC recognized the oncology program at Sacred Heart Hospital as offering high-quality cancer care. Only one in four cancer programs at hospitals across the U.S. receives this special approval. It recognizes the quality of Sacred Heart’s comprehensive patient care and our commitment to providing patients with access to all of the various medical specialists involved in diagnosing and treating cancer.
All imaging modalities at Sacred Heart Hospital and Sacred Heart Imaging Northampton have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in imaging by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Sacred Heart Pharmacy was granted accreditation for Home Infusion Therapy Services from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). CHAP is the leader in community-based health care accreditation services in the U.S. and is an alternative to The Joint Commission. CHAP is an independent and non-profit accrediting body. CHAP’s goal is for home care to not only prosper but gain strength in the overall health care industry.
Our Vascular Laboratory has been accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Labs (ICAVL) since 1996 and was granted a three-year re-accreditation.
Sacred Heart Hospital received the Silver Plus Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Achievement Award for Stroke Recognition. Get With The Guidelines–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) helps ensure continuous quality improvement of acute stroke treatment and ischemic stroke prevention. It focuses on care team protocols to ensure that patients are treated and discharged appropriately. The program is available for implementation at acute care hospitals nationwide.
The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and was granted a three-year re-accreditation.
Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program
Sacred Heart HealthCare System’s Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program received a five-year accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for D.O.s (osteopathic physicians) and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and health care facilities.