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John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Healthcare Affiliation
The newly announced Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network will oversee the Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln hospitals, clinics, outpatient centers and related services. The affiliation aims to improve the health of the communities served by the respective organizations. JCL Connect
John C. Lincoln Health Network launches the JCL Connect Electronic Health Records System, bringing a new level of convenience to health care providers and patients alike via state-of-the-art technology. John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Pathway to Healing
Construction began in January 2012 to rennovate the lobby at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. Generous donations from the Lincoln family helped to fund to the modern, welcoming design that has transformed the entrance into the "Pathway to Healing".

2013 – John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Healthcare completed closing documents for a system-wide affiliation. The affiliation creates a new non-profit corporate entity, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, which will oversee the Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln hospitals, clinics, outpatient centers and related services. Tom Sadvary becomes CEO and Rhonda Forsyth becomes president.

2013 – MGMA-ACMPE, the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices, presented its Fred Graham Award to John C. Lincoln Physician Network for creating and implementing its transition program that recruits returning military medics and corpsmen and employs them as transition coaches who help frail elderly hospital patients stay healthy after discharge. Their work has slashed readmission rates from 18 to 6 percent.

2013 – John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center becomes first in nation to implement low dose 3D mammography for all screening mammograms.

2013 - Arizona Foothills magazine and AZFoothills.com names 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.

2013 - Shelly Diana, RN, CCRN, ICU charge nurse; Jodi Todd, RN, ICU nurse; Amanda McFarren, RN, BSN, ICU nurse; and Kari Johnson, RN, APRN-BC, MSN, clinical nurse specialist, critical care, all from John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, receive the national Sylvia Moss Brown Award for Excellence and a $10,000 grant for their work on early recognition of delirium in trauma patients and improving care of trauma patients.

2013 – North Mountain Hospital is granted a three-year accreditation in Echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

2013 – North Mountain Hospital earned a Gold Plus Award from the American Heart and Stroke Association for excellence in stroke care.

2013 – North Mountain Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit was honored by Premier Insurance Management Services with a $10,000 American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX) Risk Management award for improving the quality of care and reducing falls for patients with delirium.

2013 – Deer Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department was designated as a Level III Trauma Center

2013 - $1.2 million project funded construction of a permanent MRI medical imaging unit and a radiation oncology vault in the lower level at John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in 1998. The vault houses a state-of-the-art linear accelerator owned by Valley Radiation Oncology.

2012 - The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital earns a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

2012 - John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital ranks 12th in the state and 10th in the Valley in the 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.

2012 – For the second consecutive year, AZ magazine, a publication of The Arizona Republic, names John C. Lincoln Health Network as one of Top 25 Workplaces for Women in Arizona.

2012 – AZ Business magazine honors David Lincoln and the Lincoln family with its first Lifetime Achievement Award, presented during the 2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards in a ceremony in Phoenix.

2012 - CIO magazine names Robert Slepin, the vice president and Network chief information officer, a finalist for the Trace3 IT Outlier Award for 2012.

2012 - UnitedHealthcare designates John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital a UnitedHealth Premium Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center in recognition of its quality and outcomes.

2012 - Desert Mission Community Health Center receives the 2012 Dr. Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Teen Award from The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) for its 97 percent immunization rate for patients between 11 and 15 years old.

2012 - John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital receives a gold medal for the Most Registrations for organ donations via DonateLifeAZ.org in the Hospital Donor Registry Challenge.

2012 - For her work and dedication to the community of Sunnyslope, Christina Plante receives a MVP Award for being a Most Valuable Phoenician.

2012 - Stroke care at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital earns the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award.

2012 - Network Prehospital coordinator Tracy Moroney, RN, BSN, BCEN, is honored with a 2012 Aces of Hearts Award from Arizona Emergency Medical Systems.

2012 - Nelson Faux, MD, EmCare Regional Medical Director and North Mountain Director of Emergency Medicine, is named the Commitment to Care Award winner for 2012 out of more than 7,000 EmCare physicians in the United States.

2012 - In recognition of its top performing Revenue Cycle Department, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital is one of eight hospitals in the United States to receive a 2012 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

2012 - Ann-Marie Alameddin, JD, Network attorney, is chosen as part of the 2012 Forty Under 40 class for Phoenix.

2012 - The American Hospital Association (AHA), in partnership with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) awards Bruce Pearson, senior vice president and CEO of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Advocacy Champion Award.

2012 - John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital is recognized as a top performing hospital in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program.

2012- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, again awards the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital with a Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

2012 - JCL Connect Electronic Health Records System is launched giving health care providers information they need at their fingertips and connects patient information throughout the John C. Lincoln Health Network. The system includes an app, MyChart, which patients can install on their home computers or cell phones to access their health information.

2012 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approves John C. Lincoln’s application to create an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). This is a key part of the Health Network’s strategy to respond to the requirements of national health reform by creating a clinically integrated medical care delivery system in partnership with Valley physicians.

2012 - JCL’s ACO launches a program to hire returning military combat medics and corpsmen to help Medicare hospital inpatients successfully transition to home and avoid unnecessary rehospitalizations.

2012 – JCL launches the G-60 Program to improve geriatric trauma outcomes and reduce mortality and morbidity for trauma patients aged 60 or older.

2012 – John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital unveils the transformation of the lobby and surrounding areas. The “Pathway to Healing” was designed to create a soothing and calming experience for patient and visitor alike.

2012 –Construction begins for the $18 million John C. Lincoln Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, situated on 22 acres near I-17 and Carefree Highway, in Phoenix. The emergency department, diagnostic imaging service center and breast center make up the first phase of construction.

2012 - John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital adds the da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System.

2012 - John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital’s completely renovated third floor opens with all private rooms for postsurgical patients. The floor creates a new dimension in care that blends medical technology with comfort and convenience.

2012 - The John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital Auxiliary celebrates their 60th Anniversary. The initial group of 28 ladies formed the Network’s first volunteer group, the Women’s Auxiliary, to raise money and support the facility.

2012 - AZ Business magazine names President & CEO Rhonda Forsyth one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Business” in Arizona.

2012 - Lincoln Learning Center earns re-accreditation, its fourth consecutive, from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. Only 8 percent of the nation’s preschools and other early childhood programs are NAEYC accredited.

2012 – Through Desert Mission, 40,000 clients are served including: 40,352 Snack Pacs; 40,752 emergency boxes; 4,347 patients served at the Community Health Center; and 235 families are adopted for the holidays.

2011 - John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center is 1st in Arizona and 2nd in the US to offer 3-D mammograms through tomosynthesis. Unlike traditional mammography which medically images the entire breast, 3-D allows radiologists to view mm layers of tissue making it easier to spot the earliest cancers and reduce the need for additional imaging.

2011 - John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital are first in Arizona to earn full accreditation as Heart Failure Centers from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

2011 - DNV Healthcare, an international certifying agency approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, certifies John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital as a Primary Stroke Center.

2011 - John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is granted the highest accreditation possible, as a Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention, by the national Society of Chest Pain Centers. Because the SCPC requirements have become more rigorous, the new accreditation reflects an even higher level of achievement.

2011 - John C. Lincoln's Breast Health and Research Center is 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.

2011 - AZ magazine, a publication of The Arizona Republic, names John C. Lincoln Health Network as one of Top 25 Workplaces for Women in Arizona.

2011 – John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is chosen as the only “First Access” site in Arizona – and one of just 20 in the nation – where robotic cholecystectomies are performed through a single incision. Also known as scarless bellybutton gall bladder removal surgeries, the procedure is approved by the FDA.

2011 - Blue Cross Blue Shield names John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital as one of seven Arizona hospitals to meet the criteria of a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements. Only 540 Knee and Hip Replacement Centers in the US have been so designated.

2011 - John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital is honored by Ascent, a Stryker Sustainability Solution, with a Healthy Hospital Award for the hospital's exceptional efforts to improve hospital quality and sustainable resource allocations, including medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing. The “healthy hospital” designation is reserved for hospitals that demonstrate outstanding achievements in environmental protection and leadership.

2011 - The American College of Radiology renews accreditation for Deer Valley Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department with a gold seal, granting it recognition for the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety.

2011 - John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital is named the only hospital in Arizona to receive a Premier QUEST Award for High Value Healthcare – Honorable Mention. Just 87 hospitals in the country were so recognized for top performance in three QUEST measures: mortality, cost of care and evidence-based care.

2011 - John C. Lincoln Health Network is recognized with a Health Leadership Award from the Arizonans Concerned About Smoking for its contribution toward smoke-free hospitals and tobacco-free campuses. The Network, including all of its facilities and properties, became smoke free on Sept. 1, 2010.

2011 - John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital opens a new rehabilitation facility for cardiac patients to provide monitoring, exercise equipment and follow up for better long-term recovery results.

2011 - Joan and David Lincoln named Health Care Hero Lifetime Achievement finalists for the Phoenix Business Journal’s award for significant contributions to improve health in our community.

2011 - John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital ranks 9th in the 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.

2011 - The new North Mountain central plant opens. As part of the original construction of the hospital, the new central plant will replace equipment before issues with aging create problems, saving significant operational costs.

2011 – Through Desert Mission, 35,000 clients are served including: 36,391 food boxes; 27,693 Snack Pacs; 1,547 visits to Marley House; 3,100 children receiving low cost dental care; and 4,295 patient visits to the Community Health Center.

2010 - John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital again earns 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.

2010 - Phoenix Business Journal names John C. Lincoln Health Network one of the "Best Places to Work in the Valley," in the Extra Large Workplaces category.

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

2010 - Marley House contracts with the State of Arizona to provide mental health services for adults who are AHCCCS qualified and have diagnoses of serious mental illness, substance abuse and/or general behavioral health issues. The adult program is funded and authorized by Magellan Health Services of Arizona, the regional behavioral health authority for Maricopa County.

2010 – A partnership with the Daisy Mountain and Phoenix Fire Department is established to provide new wireless electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment for several emergency-response vehicles. This technology sends a patient’s EKG results via wireless Bluetooth to determine if a patient is having a heart attack and mobilize a team if necessary.

2010 - All facilities that are part of the John C. Lincoln become smoke-free, with all tobacco use banned anywhere on Health Network properties.

2010 - Donor Network of Arizona recognizes North Mountain with its annual Outstanding Trauma Center Award in 2010. Additionally, Stephen Gale, MD, receives the Donor Network’s Outstanding Trauma Surgeon Award in recognition of his outstanding work as a member of North Mountain's trauma team.

2010 - Phoenix Business Journal and HandsOn of Greater Phoenix names John C. Lincoln's Desert Mission and Ameriprise Financial’s Phoenix branch “Most Outstanding Partnership” for their tireless support of nonprofit organizations and community members in need.

2010 - John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of just eight hospitals in the nation as a Gold Medal of Honor recipient for meeting or exceeding the national collaborative goal for organ donation conversion rates.

2010 - John C. Lincoln Health Network’s website, www.JCL.com, is honored as one of 25 winners of the Web Marketing Association’s 2010 Healthcare Provider Standard of Excellence WebAward. Presentation of the WebAward is based on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

2010 - Through Desert Mission, more than 31,000 clients are served including: 29,000 emergency food boxes; 20,000 Snack Pacs; 12,000 bargain baskets; 11,772 youth served at our community health, dental and behavioral clinic; and 250 families are adopted for the holidays.

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