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Awards & Honors

While our focus at John C. Lincoln Health Network is exclusively on meeting the unique needs of our local community, experts have repeatedly put us in a league with the nation's best.

From nursing care to community service to business ethics and more, we've been honored by experts with awards for practically every aspect of what we do. Awards we have received most recently include:

Award Archives:

2012 - 2013      |     2008 - 2011      |     2005 - 2007      |     2002 - 2004


Magnet Hospital

2013, 2009, 2004

Magnet Nursing Hospital

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital became Arizona’s first hospital to earn Magnet status a third time from the American Nurses Association – the nation’s foremost authority on patient care quality.

Magnet status is based on the 14 Forces of Magnetism, which are measurable criteria for patient care. Magnet designation is considered the nation's gold standard for nursing quality. Only about 4 percent of the nation's 6,000-plus hospitals have earned Magnet status. Less than half that group have earned redesignation.

In December 2004, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital became the first in the Valley to receive Magnet status, which must be renewed every four years in order to retain the designation. ... Full story in News & Events

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U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals

2014

U.S. News & World Report ranked John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in the top 10 of Arizona and metro Phoenix hospitals in several specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. The hospital ranked No. 7 in the Phoenix metro area and No. 8 in the state in those six specialties. ... Full story in News & Events

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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award (North Mountain)

2013, 2014

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. ... Full story in News & Events

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Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award (Deer Valley)

2014

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. John C. Lincoln Deer Valley 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.

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital also received the association's Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. People who suffer a stroke who receive the drug within three hours of the onset of symptoms may recover quicker and are less likely to suffer severe disability. ... Full story in News & Events

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Breast Health and Research Center Earns Elite Accreditation

2014

The John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center is the first freestanding imaging center in Arizona to earn a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons (NAPBC).

NAPBC-accreditation ensures a patient will have the highest level of quality breast care and will be offered every significant advantage in a battle against breast disease. ... Full story in News & Events

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Fred Graham Award - Physician Network

2013

MGMA-ACMPE, the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices, presented its Fred Graham Award to the John C. Lincoln Physician Network for activities and solutions to advance the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and improve community health.

Nathan Anspach, FACMPE, FACHE, Senior VP and CEO, John C. Lincoln Physician Network and Accountable Care, accepted the award. Anspach and his administrative team created a program that recruits combat medics and corpsmen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and trains them as transition specialists to serve the patients of the John C. Lincoln Accountable Care Organization.

The national average for designated Medicare hospital readmissions is 20 percent, costing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) some $17 billion annually. The work of the transition specialists sla shed Lincoln’s readmission rates to an astonishing 6 percent. ... Full story in News & Events

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Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals

2013

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital has been named one of the nation's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, an international consulting organization that provides information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.

Truven's analysis showed the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals spent roughly $2,000 less per bypass surgery and about $1,000 less per heart attack patient admitted. The winners were also quicker to release their patients: a half day better than their peers for heart attack, heart failure, and angioplasty cases, and a full day sooner for bypass patients.

Truven said this year's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals achieved superior clinical outcomes, provided better care and were more efficient than their peers. ... Full story in News & Events

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Primary Stroke Centers

2013, 2011

DNV Healthcare, an international certifying agency approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, certified John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center in 2013. John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital was also certified as a Primary Stroke Center in 2011.

Both hospitals demonstrated that their stroke care programs follow national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

DNV Primary Stroke Center certification is based on submitted documentation and a site visit by DNV surveyors, during which the hospital staff demonstrates its commitment to excellence. DNV's PSC Certification program incorporates elements from federal CMS hospital standards as well as requirements from the guidelines of the Brain Attack Coalition and recommendations of the American Stroke Association.

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Echocardiography Accreditation from IAC

2013

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, Phoenix, has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in Adult Transthoracic care by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). ... Full story in News & Events

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FitPHX Business Recognition

2014

The City of Phoenix recognized John C. Lincoln Health Network as a FitPHX business for 2014. FitPHX is a city-wide initiative developed with the goal of improving health and wellness in the region and making the Phoenix area one of the healthiest in the nation. ... Full story in News & Events

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American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) Risk Management Award

2013

Premier Insurance Management Services Inc. recognized John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital's Intensive Care Unit with a $10,000 American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) Risk Management award. The award recognizes the work of the unit’s staff to measurably improve the quality of care for patients with delirium. ... Full story in News & Events

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Donor Network of Arizona

2013

John C. Lincoln’s Level I Trauma Center and three hospital staff members were honored by the Donor Network of Arizona as community champions for their outstanding work promoting and facilitating organ and tissue donation.

Trauma surgeon Alicia Mangram, MD, medical director of the Level I Trauma Center at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, accepted the center’s award on behalf of the entire trauma team. Neuro-intensivist Victor Zach, MD, was recognized for the educational and emotional support he provides in North Mountain’s Intensive Care Unit. Cardiac ultrasound technologist Kirsten Knapp, RN, was honored for the many echocardiograms she has done on organ donors, even when it was necessary to come into the hospital before dawn, long before her shift was scheduled to begin. Social Services Coordinator Angie Catron, MSW, was nominated for her seamless support of families, including her exceptional communication with and support of hospital staff regarding family care.

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American Hospital Association's Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE)

2013

In recognition of the significant difference they make in the community, the Desert Mission volunteers of the John C. Lincoln Health Network have been chosen as a 2013 winner of the American Hospital Association's Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE).

About 500 of the almost 2,000 volunteers of the John C. Lincoln Health Network volunteer in Desert Mission's community service programs — Food Bank, Children's Dental Clinic, Lincoln Learning Center, Marley House Behavioral Health Clinic, Community Health Center and Neighborhood Renewal — serving the north central Phoenix community.

The HAVE Award recognizes volunteers who provide leadership in community outreach, particularly with innovative and measurable programs with external partners to address challenges in the community.

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American Society of Hospital Engineering (ASHE) Vista Award

2013

In recognition of the John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital’s completely reimagined and rebuilt Specialty Surgical Care third floor, the American Society of Hospital Engineering (ASHE) selected the hospital as recipient of its annual Vista Award for the year’s most outstanding renovation project. Only one of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals is so honored each year by ASHE, a division of the American Hospital Association.

The $8.2 million, 21,350 square-foot North Mountain hospital floor was completely gutted and then transformed into a new facility that is now the standard for future construction design throughout the John C. Lincoln Health Network. The groundbreaking model was based on input from a hospital team of nursing, ancillary patient care staff, doctors, construction, facilities engineering, environmental services, security and other staff members to incorporate concepts that worked well in other JCL hospital units along with new ideas to improve the patient experience.

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Level III Trauma Center Designation

2013

The Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Feb. 4 granted John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital's application to be designated as a provisional Level III Trauma Center.

Patient care services in the Deer Valley Emergency Department have been upgraded with additional resources and staff education to qualify for the higher provisional Level III Trauma Center designation and to better serve traumatically injured patients in the North Valley.

The provisional Level III designation requires that surgeons on call have Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. ATLS teaches a standard approach for trauma assessment and treatment so the most time-critical interventions are performed first.

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Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care Certification

2013

The Children's Emergency Center, Mendy's Place at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in Phoenix, has been granted a Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certification, according to the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

The certification means the facility meets specific criteria and is prepared to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients. If necessary, the hospital can stabilize a child for transfer to a facility that offers more specialized pediatric care.

The recognition is part of an effort to improve outcomes for ill and injured children visiting emergency rooms, and Arizona is among only five states to implement such a specialized pediatric emergency care system. Created through a public-private partnership, PPEC is a voluntary certification program of pediatric standards for emergency departments.

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Distinguished Hospitals Award for Clinical Excellence

2013

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital has been recognized with a 2013 Distinguished Hospitals Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades, as reported by fiercehealthcare.com, a website of healthcare management news.

That puts Deer Valley in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence. Out of 2,500 hospitals, 262 received the award based on clinical performance as determined by publicly reported data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Deer Valley showed superior performance in caring for Medicare patients in at least 19 out of 27 of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures as measured by risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications.

In 2012, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital was awarded a HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award, according to a report in USA Today. For that award, the hospitals, the top 5 percent in the country, had a 41.52 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate than all other hospitals in the country.

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Arizona Foothills' Best of Our Valley

2013

Arizona Foothills magazine and AZFoothills.com named John C. Lincoln Health Network as the Best Hospital Group in the Health & Self category and The Gold Ball as the Best Annual Gala in the Arts & Entertainment category for its 2013 Best of Our Valley list, as picked by readers.

Readers vote on their favorite people, businesses and hidden treasures in the Valley.

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