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Accreditations, Awards and Distinctions

The Nebraska Medical Center has achieved recognition in the Edgerton Award Program in 2006 and 2008 at the level of Progress from the state of Nebraska, distinguishing the hospital’s commitment to quality management and corporate practices where are designed to grow and support excellence.


For thirteen consecutive years The Nebraska Medical Center has been named the National Consumer Choice Award winner as a result of a large consumer study conducted by The National Research Corporation (NRC). The goal of the survey is to determine the best quality health care service in the region.

U.S. News and World Report surveyed the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with this year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earned national ranking in even one specialty. The Nebraska Medical Center was recognized in 12 specialties.

The Nebraska Medical Center is ranked 36th nationally for its cancer care and was also “high-performing” in eleven other specialties including:

Read more about the top rankings from U.S. News and World Report

J.D. Power and Associates, one of the world’s leading independent marketing information firms, has designated The Nebraska Medical Center as a Distinguished Hospital for Service Excellence for six consecutive years.

The Nebraska Medical Center has achieved Magnet reorganization for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet designation is given to organizations that demonstrate successful nursing practices and strategies. In order to meet Magnet criteria, The Nebraska Medical Center had to demonstrate quality patient care, nursing excellence and the implementation of best practices.

Cancer related accreditations, awards and distinctions

  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation
  • Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
  • Accreditation of Radiation Oncology by American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • First hospital in the state to receive the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

Cardiology related accreditations, awards and distinctions

  • Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
    • Joint Commission, Gold Seal of Approval, Heart Failure
      • First and only nationally certified program of its kind in the state of Nebraska
    • Joint Commission, Disease-Specific Care (DSC) program, Gold Seal of Approval, Advanced Certification, Ventricular Assist Device
  • The Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Society of Chest Pain Centers accreditation process ensures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.
    • Cycle III Chest Pain Center accreditation
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) credentialed labs and trained Cardiology and ACLS certified nurses.
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) credentials sonographers.
  • Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) has been granted to The Nebraska Medical Center.
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab accreditation has been granted to The Nebraska Medical Center.
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine recognizes The Nebraska Medical Center.

Neurological related accreditations, awards and distinctions

  • The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Gold Plus status for the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement
  • Joint Commission (JC) first nationally certified stroke center in the state of Nebraska
  • National Association of Epilepsy first and only hospital in the state qualifying as a Level 4 (highest) designation
  • Certified Center of Excellence for Multiple Sclerosis program
  • Certified Center of Excellence for the ALS Program
  • For Spine Program Center of Excellence designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska