Awards & Honors 2005 - 2007

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 our Network received between 2005 and 2007 include:

Other Awards:

Current      |     2012 - 2013      |     2008 - 2011       |     2002 - 2004

Stroke Center Accreditation


John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital was accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Through its stroke care program, the hospital has demonstrated that it follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Primary Stroke Center status is based on submitted documentation and an unannounced site visit by JCAHO surveyors, who check the hospital's compliance in 10 designated areas, including:

  • Consideration of clot-busting medication.
  • Appropriate administration of anti-thrombotics like aspirin or Plavix.
  • Diagnosing atrial fibrillation, an independent risk factor for stroke.
  • Prescribing anticoagulants like Coumadin at time of patient discharge from the hospital.
  • Deep-vein blood clot prevention with mobilization, compression hose and/or medication and patient education

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Valley Leadership Man of the Year


John C. Lincoln President and CEO Dan Coleman was honored with Arizona's most prestigious personal award when he was named 2007 Man of the Year by Valley Leadership. The award recognizes the one man who has demonstrated the most significant visionary leadership and community service in the Valley. ... Full story in News & Events

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Showcase in Excellence Award


Mendy's Place, the North Valley's only children's emergency center, earned a 2006 Showcase in Excellence Award from the Arizona Quality Alliance.

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A part of John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, Mendy's Place was selected based on the improvements made in how care is delivered to its young patients.

As a result of the changes, Mendy's Place has achieved patient satisfaction scores that rank in the nation's top 1 percent. In addition, staff satisfaction has improved. ... Full story in News & Events

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Respiratory Care Department of the Year


The Respiratory Care department at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital was named the state's Respiratory Care Department of the Year. The award, granted by the Arizona Society for Respiratory Care, is given to a department that demonstrates great team work, dedication and commitment to excellence in the field of respiratory care.

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Arizona Nurses Association Employer Excellence Award


John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital received the Arizona Nurses Association Employer Excellence Award. Employers were judged on criteria including:

  • Promoting the image of nurses and nursing.
  • Promoting professional autonomy through internal structures which enhance nursing input into decisions and operational policy formation.
  • Supporting nurses and nursing by providing equitable mechanisms for delivery of nursing care.
  • Recognizing those nurses who pursue excellence through education and/or certification.
  • Encouraging nurses' involvement in professional organizations.
  • Promoting collaboration and collegiality among professionals.
  • Demonstrating a willingness to try innovative approaches to patient care delivery.
  • Demonstrating support for and promotion of nursing research.
  • Leading the community in salary and benefits for nurses.

In addition, judges also considered whether the employers:

  • Maintaining a positive working relationship with Health Care Reporter Excellence.
  • Portraying nurses as competent, knowledgeable health care providers.
  • Identifying the unique contributions of nurses in the provision of health care.
  • Presenting health-related issues as having multiple dimensions and nurses as key players in the issue.
  • Utilizing nurses' expertise when preparing articles.
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with AzNA.

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U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2005

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John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital ranked 39th among America's 6,007 medical centers in treating respiratory disorders, according to U.S. News and World Report's guide to "Best Hospitals 2005."

According to U.S. News, the North Mountain hospital is part of "an elite group." Only 176 of the nation's hospitals scored well enough to rank in any of the 17 medical specialties listed this year.

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National Medal of Honor


John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital was one of just 150 American hospitals honored for organ donation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Only hospitals that achieved a 75 percent or greater organ donation rate for 12 consecutive months received the National Medal of Honor.

In Arizona alone, more than 1,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Across the country, 17 people die each day while waiting for an organ.

Medal of Honor presentations are part of a nationwide initiative by HHS to increase communication regarding organ donations. Organ donations increased 11 percent in 2004 due, in part, to a series of conferences for Intensive Care Unit personnel that focused on talking with families in crisis.

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