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Awards and Recognition

A Legacy of Excellence

Atrium Medical Center is built on the 90-year legacy of Middletown Regional Hospital’s leadership in quality medical care and expertise of its physicians and staff. The following awards, recognition, and accreditations demonstrate the success of the hospital’s quality measures.

Awards and Recognition

Healthgrades Awards

  • Cardiac
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2014
  • Neurosciences
    • Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award in 2014
    • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke in 204
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2014
  • Pulmonary
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia in 2014
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pancreatitis in 2014
  • Critical Care
    • Critical Care Excellence Award in 2014
    • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care in 2014
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis in 2014
    • Five-Star Recipipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure for 9 Years in a Row (2006-2014)

Anthem Blue Distinction® Center of Excellence

Atrium Medical Center has been recognized as a Anthem Blue Distinction® Center of Excellence for hip and knee replacement. We have passed rigorous reviews of our processes and performance and have proven our expertise at delivering care with fewer complications, fewer readmissions and higher survival rates.

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement® demonstrate an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. To date, approximately 540 facilities nationwide has been recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement. 

The Joint Commission Accreditation

Atrium consistently earns the highest level of accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest health care accrediting body.

Primary Stroke Center Certification

Atrium’s Stroke Program is one of only 18 hospitals in the state to be certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, earning the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care.

Rehabilitation Program Honors

Atrium’s rehab program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and in 2007 the program received the Top Performer Award from Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR). UDSMR is the nation’s most widely used system for evaluating the outcomes for medical rehabilitation.

Other Awards and Recognition
In addition to the awards and accreditations listed above, departments within the hospital have regularly received accreditation from a number of accrediting bodies and governmental agencies:

  • American Association of Blood Banks
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • American College of Radiology—MRI, mammography, and ultrasound
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer—Accreditation with Commendation, through 2013
  • American College of Surgeons, Level III Trauma Center Verification through 2013
  • American Diabetes Association
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Intersocietal Commission of Echocardiography Laboratories - Transthoracic and Transophageal Echocardiography
  • Intersocietal Commission of Nuclear Medicine—Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health

Other awards include:

  • Leadership Award from VHA, 2006
  • President’s Award of Honor for Clinical Excellence, 2006
  • Greater Cincinnati Health Council Innovative Solutions Finalist Award, 2006
  • Nova Award from the American Hospital Association, 1999
  • Top 100 Hospital, 1998 and 1999
  • Ernest A. Codman Award from The Joint Commission, first-ever recipient, 1997
  • Ohio Hospital Association Workplace Safety Award, 1995 through 2006