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Accreditations, Awards and Distinctions

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. Nebraska Medicine was nationally ranked in both Nephrology and Urology for 2015-16, and was once again named #1 in Nebraska. Nebraska Medicine was also recognized as high-performing in six other specialties, including:

Nebraska Medicine was also recognized as high-performing in six other specialties, including:

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

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Nebraska Medicine as one of the 100 Best Hospitals in America for two straight years.

According to Newsweek’s list of “Top Cancer Doctors 2015,” 75 percent of the top cancer doctors in the state are at Nebraska Medicine.

For thirteen consecutive years Nebraska Medicine 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.

Nebraska Medicine has achieved Magnet designation 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, Nebraska Medicine had to demonstrate quality patient care, nursing excellence and the implementation of best practices.

Nebraska Medicine received the 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics – Women’s Choice Award. The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics distinction is unique in that it is the ONLY national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction and represents hospitals that women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.

Nebraska Medicine is accredited by the American College of Surgeons for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Nebraska Medicine was nationally recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation Center (NPF) by the National Pancreas Foundation – one of only 30 hospitals in the nation, and the only hospital in Nebraska to receive this prominent designation.

Biocontainment related accreditations, awards and distinctions

  • Nebraska Medicine has one of the nation’s three Biocontainment Units that have successfully treated patients with Ebola and is capable of caring for anyone exposed to a contagious and dangerous disease.
  • Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, was selected one of nine special pathogen treatment centers in the U.S., a network of regional treatment centers for patients with Ebola or other severe, highly infectious diseases.
  • Nebraska Medicine/UNMC, in collaboration with Emory University in Atlanta and Bellevue Hospital in New York City, were awarded a $12 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish and co-lead the nation’s National Ebola Training and Education Center.

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 Nebraska Medicine.
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab accreditation has been granted to Nebraska Medicine.
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine recognizes Nebraska Medicine.

Neurological related accreditations, awards and distinctions

  • Nebraska Medicine/UNMC was designated as a Huntington’s Center of Excellence by the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) - one of only 29 in the nation, and the only one in the state.
  • Nebraska Medicine/UNMCThe American Heart Association and the American Stroke Gold Plus status for the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Performance Achievement
  • 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
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