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Awards & Honors: 2008 - 2011

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:

Awards our Network received between 2008 and 2011 include:

Other Awards:

Current      |     2012 - 2013      |     2005 - 2007      |     2002 - 2004


Beacon Award

2010, 2009 and 2008

Beacon Award

In 2010, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, awarded the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital with a Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

By earning the Beacon, the Cardiovascular Unit joined its sister unit, North Mountain's Intensive Care Unit, which in 2007 became the first in the state to earn a Beacon Award and in 2009 became the nation's 30th hospital critical care department to earn a second Beacon Award.

North Mountain is now the only medical facility in the state where two critical care units have qualified for the Beacon, which was specifically designed by AACN to recognize the nation's top hospital critical care units. Since the Beacon Award was instituted in 2003, it only has been given to an elite 315 of the nation's 6,000-plus critical care units. ... Full story in News & Events

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Magnet Nursing Hospital

2009, 2004

Magnet Nursing Hospital

On April 13, 2009, the nation's foremost authority on the quality of patient care, the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program, announced they had unanimously redesignated North Mountain as Magnet.

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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Chest Pain Center Accreditation

2010, 2008 and 2007

Chest Pain Center Accreditation

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital again earned the highest level of accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death for Americans.

Because SCPC criteria have become more rigorous since Deer Valley Hospital first earned SCPC's highest level of accreditation in 2007, the new certification reflects an even higher level of achievement. To earn the newest and highest level of accreditation as a Chest Pain Center, the clinical staff at Deer Valley Hospital engaged in a demanding and detailed SCPC evaluation of their ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who might be experiencing a heart attack.

In November 2008, John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital became an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention, also known as angioplasty) by the SCPC. ... Full story in News & Events

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Heart Failure Centers

2011

Heart Failure Center Accreditation

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital were the first in Arizona to earn full accreditation as Heart Failure Centers from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Our hospitals meet or exceed national standards for congestive heart failure patients in addition to holding the highest state and national certifications for heart attack care.

Accreditation as Heart Failure Centers completes our hospitals' designation as the places where heart patients can get the most comprehensive high quality care. SCPC's goal is to help facilities manage the heart failure patient more efficiently and improve patient outcomes.

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Primary Stroke Center

2011

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

North Mountain Hospital demonstrated that its stroke care program follows 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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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

2011

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

John C. Lincoln's Breast Health and Research Center was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the national professional organization for physicians who specialize in medical imaging.

When the Breast Health and Research Center received the honor, just 633 of the nation's 8,600 breast imaging centers had earned the Centers of Excellence designation. Likewise, the center became just the ninth in Arizona to earn the designation.

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. The breast imaging services at John C. Lincoln's breast Center are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs. ... Full story in News & Events

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Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement

2011

Blue Cross Blue Shield named John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital as one of seven Arizona hospitals to meet or exceed the criteria of a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement in May 2011.

This designation helps consumers find excellent specialty care on a consistent basis. Blue Distinction hospitals demonstrate better overall outcomes including fewer medical complications in the delivery of specialty care. Only 540 Knee and Hip Replacement Centers have been designated in the country.

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Best Workplaces for Women Awards

2012, 2011 and 2009

AZ magazine, a publication of The Arizona Republic, named John C. Lincoln Health Network as one of Top 25 Workplaces for Women in Arizona.

Winners were selected based on strengths in a number of areas: percentage of women in management, efforts to move women into leadership roles and policies to help working women care for their families.

Arizona Woman magazine, the predecessor to AZ magazine, named John C. Lincoln Health Network one of the top 25 places for women to work in Arizona for 2009.

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Best Places to Work — Valley of the Sun

2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2003

Best Places to Work in Phoenix

In December 2010, John C. Lincoln Health Network was named one of the "Best Places to Work in the Valley," in the Extra Large Workplaces category, by Phoenix Business Journal.

John C. Lincoln came in fourth in the category, which surveys Greater Phoenix businesses with more than 3,000 employees. 2010 marked the fifth year in a row — and the sixth year overall — in which John C. Lincoln was ranked.

The "Best Places to Work" list, which was started in 2003, recognizes Valley companies that — through a third-party-administered employee satisfaction survey — are ranked as being the best places to work. Various parts of employee life are surveyed, including workplace environment, leadership direction, culture and management practices. ... Full story in News Events

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Business Woman of the Year

2009

Rhonda Forsyth has been named the Valley's Business Woman of the Year for 2009.

Forsyth, president and CEO of John C. Lincoln Health Network, was named the most outstanding woman in business March 3 at the 2009 Women in Business Trade Show and Luncheon sponsored by Phoenix Business Journal. ... Full story in News & Events

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Arizona Pioneer Award for Quality

2008

Arizona Pioneer Award

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in 2008 was honored with the prestigious Arizona Pioneer Award for Quality by the Arizona State Quality Alliance.

The Pioneer Award for Quality honors organizations that have established and deployed fundamental quality systems within their operations, attaining high levels of performance excellence process implementation.

Overall, the Arizona State Quality Awards are modeled after the stringent Malcolm Baldrige Award criteria and recognize organizations for performance excellence.

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

2011

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital has been ranked 9th in the state in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals edition. U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of top hospitals is among the most respected of all national rankings.

Of the 48 hospitals in the Valley, 15 made the list. To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

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Premier QUEST Award for High Value Healthcare - Honorable Mention

2011

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital is a recipient of a Premier QUEST Award for High Value Healthcare - Honorable Mention.

Six hospitals in the country received the top award, and Deer Valley is one of 87 hospitals in the country — and the only hospital in Arizona — that achieved an honorable mention for top performance in QUEST measures for mortality, cost of care and evidence-based care.

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Premier QUEST Award for Top Performing Hospitals

2011

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital and John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital both received this national recognition from Premier Healthcare Alliance that measures and recognizes hospitals for delivering high quality, efficient and consistent care.

QUEST, comprised of more than 290 hospitals across 38 states, is the most comprehensive hospital collaborative in the nation committed to measuring, comparing and scaling innovative solutions for the complex task of caring for patients with a focus on saving lives, improving patient safety and experience, and reducing readmissions.

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Outstanding Trauma Center and Outstanding Trauma Surgeon Awards

2010

A commitment to increase organ donations at North Mountain Hospital led to gifts of life from more than eight of 10 eligible patient donors in 2009 and inspired the Donor Network of Arizona to recognize North Mountain with its annual Outstanding Trauma Center Award in 2010.

In addition, Stephen Gale, MD, received the Donor Network's Outstanding Trauma Surgeon Award in recognition of his outstanding work as a member of North Mountain's trauma team. ... Full story in News & Events

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Gold Medal of Honor for Organ Donations

2010

John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital was the only medical center in Arizona and one of just seven in the nation to win the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Gold Medal of Honor for exceeding the federal government's highest 2010 organ donation goals.

To win a Gold Medal of Honor, more than 75 percent of the hospital's eligible organ donors must actually become organ donors.

At North Mountain, 86 percent of those eligible donated gifts of life. To qualify for the Gold Medal, North Mountain also exceeded the federal requirement that an average of 3.75 organs be given per donor. ... Full story in News & Events

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Desert Mission: Volunteer Heart of Business Award

2010

Phoenix Business Journal and HandsOn of Greater Phoenix named John C. Lincoln's Desert Mission and Ameriprise Financial's Phoenix branch "Most Outstanding Partnership."

Desert Mission and Ameriprise Financial, the spin-off independent company of American Express, were recognized among the Valley's most benevolent volunteers for their tireless support of nonprofit organizations and community members in need.

Employees of the Ameriprise Phoenix branch, 2512 W. Dunlap Ave., have a history of donating to Desert Mission and volunteering to support its programs.

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Health Leadership Award

2011

Arizonans Concerned About Smoking honored the John C. Lincoln Health Network for its contribution toward smoke-free hospitals and tobacco-free campuses with the Health Leadership Award.

The Network, including all its facilities and properties, officially became smoke free on Sept. 1, 2010. Since that time, co-workers, physicians and visitors have worked together to keep the air clear in and around John C. Lincoln.

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Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

2011

Long-time John C. Lincoln board member David Lincoln and his wife, Joan, were honored as finalists in the Phoenix Business Journal's 2011 competition for the Lifetime Achievement award as Health Care Heroes for their commitment to improving the health of the community.

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JCL.com: One of the World's Top 25 Healthcare Provider Websites

2010

John C. Lincoln Health Network's website, JCL.com, was honored as one of 25 winners of the Web Marketing Association's 2010 Healthcare Provider Standard of Excellence WebAward.

The WebAward is based on design, copywriting, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology. A team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of website development judged more than 2,000 websites nominated from 45 countries. Full story in News & Events

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