Quality & Patient Safety

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and recognitions from independent agencies validate that our staff is continuously focused on improving the quality of care we provide.

Greenhealth Partner for Change Award

Cooley Dickinson Hospital received the Greenhealth Partner for Change award in 2015 and 2014.  The award, one of Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards, is given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector. It recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital earned an ‘A’ grade in The Leapfrog Group’s elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. Fewer than one third of hospitals earned the top grade.

Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award

Cooley Dickinson Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Cooley Dickinson is one of only three referring centers in the United States that has received this award.

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll

Cooley Dickinson Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Cooley Dickinson Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award

Cooley Dickinson Hospital achieved the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, a designation that honors hospital performance in the prevention of serious, potentially preventable complications during hospital stays. The distinction places Cooley Dickinson among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for its performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.