Awards & Honors
Teri Tipton, RN, CMSN
Vice President of Patient Care
Cheif Nursing Officer
Methodist Health System teams create the best care possible for our patients.
We are pleased to be recognized for the talent and dedication of the many teams who made the following distinctions possible:
Accreditation by the Joint Commission
We have earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval indicating
Methodist Health System has met or exceeded the highest level of patient care
Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence
In 2004, Methodist Hospital joined only 6% of the nation's hospitals to earn the
Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the "gold standard" of nursing. Methodist Health System has a strong reputation for outstanding nursing care The award recognizes health care organizations exhibiting excellence in nursing services to patients, the existence of an environment that supports professional nursing practice and growth and development of nursing staff. Magnet institutions act as "magnets" by attracting and retaining outstanding nurses and creating a work environment that recognizes and rewards professional nursing. Watch the Video
Methodist Hospital Receives Quality Awards
Methodist Hospital has received 5-Star Top Performer Awards from Professional Research Consultants for out patient care and its outpatient Breast Center.
Methodist Hospital Ranked #2 in Nebraska; Rated as High Performing in Five US News & World Report Categories
Methodist Hospital is ranked second in Nebraska in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings.
Methodist also was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in the specialties of cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, urology, and ear, nose and throat in this year's Best Hospitals rankings.
"These rankings are a testament to the expertise and dedication of our entire staff: physicians, nurses, technicians and support team," said Methodist Hospital President and CEO Stephen L. Goeser. "To be recognized as a top hospital in Nebraska and ranked as high performing in four categories is not only an honor, but also confirmation of what our patients have been telling us for a long time."
The rankings, published annually by U.S. News & World Report for the past 23 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
According to U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Camarrow, the hospital rankings are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in procedures and medical conditions that present big challenges. "All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care, Camarrow said. "They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases."
Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital or who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care.
The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network.
"These are hospitals we call 'high performers.' They are fully capable of giving most patients first-rate care, even if they have serious conditions or need demanding procedures," Comarow said. "Almost every major metro area has at least one of these hospitals."
Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties-death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.
The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well enough to be ranked. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
Methodist Hospital Selected as Pilot Site for National Nurse Residency Program
Methodist Hospital has been selected as one of six hospitals nationally to be a pilot site for a multigenerational nurse residency program in geropalliative care called AgeWISE. Learn More.
Bariatric Center of Excellence
The outstanding bariatric program at Methodist Hospital, led by Dr. Gary Anthone, MD has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
Methodist Hospital Receives American Heart Association Award
Methodist Hospital recently qualified for the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Bronze Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Methodist Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients. Every year, almost 400,000 people experience the STEMI type of heart attack. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by promoting the appropriate timely treatments for STEMI patients. Mission: Lifeline is focusing on improving the system of care for these patients and at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients.
Methodist Hospital Earns Platinum Performance Achievement Award
Methodist Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012.
To be recognized, Methodist Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM for eight consecutive quarters in ACTION Registry-GWTG Premier and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures to receive this 2012 award.
Methodist Hospital is one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to receive this award.
The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that we have reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Names Methodist Hospital "Blue Distinction Center" For Spine, Knee, Hip Surgery
Methodist Hospital has been designated a "Blue Distinction Center" for spine surgery and for knee and hip replacement surgery by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Methodist was named a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care in 2007.
The new designations are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's expansion of its Blue Distinction program. Recognition is based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria.
Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
Methodist Hospital has been designated as a NICHE site with senior friendly status. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the premier designation indicating a hospital's commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65-years-and-older.
Methodist Hospital's ACE Unit
Methodist Hospital's ACE Unit was featured in an American Nursing Journal online video. Watch Now
Hospital Quality Alliance Participant
Designates that a hospital has agreed to voluntarily submit performance measures for publication on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Web site. To date, 4,014 hospitals have volunteered to participate.
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP)
The ACS NSQIP is a nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Hospitals participating in this program are involved in the following key components relating to improving the quality of surgical care.
Intersocietal Commision on the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) Certification
Our Echocardiography Lab provides echocardiogram services. These ultrasound procedures provide a picture of how the heart performs at rest and with exercise. The lab also provides a transesophageal echocardiogram.
Patients can rely on accreditation as an indication that the facility where their examination will be performed has proven a commitment to providing quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disorders and disease. Patients can rest assured that accredited facilities have been carefully critiqued on all aspects of their operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of echocardiography.
Intersocietal Commission on Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)
Our Vascular Laboratory has participated in this voluntary accreditation process. Patients can rely on accreditation as an indication that the facility where their examination will be performed has proven a commitment to providing quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. Patients can rest assured that accredited facilities have been carefully critiqued on all aspects of their operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of vascular technology.
Tyler Kahle Video Viewership and Distribution
Since the "Aortic Dissection at Any Age: Tyler Kahle Story" debuted in August 2007, it has been viewed online more than 12,800 times by people in 53 countries and all 50 U.S. states, an average of 14 viewings each day. Since the capability to download the video online was added in mid-2009, the video has been downloaded an average of 52 times a month. Read more
Methodist Hospital Sleep Center
In this sleep center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sleep technologists work under the supervision of physicians who specialize in sleep disorder medicine and in consultation with specialists in the areas of neurology, pulmonology, cardiology, psychiatry and otolaryngology (treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders).
Methodist Breast Care Center Earns NAPBC Accreditation for Breast Centers
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center (MECC) Breast Care Center has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only granted to breast centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center's James Reilly, M.D. Receives Liaison Physician Performance Award
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Oncology Surgeon James Reilly, M.D., was named a recipient of the 2010 Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Dr. Reilly is the medical director for the Methodist Breast Care Center, located at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.
Dr. Reilly was nominated as a result of his outstanding leadership and guidance as a physician champion at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center.
Methodist Pathology Center Medical Director, Thomas Williams, MD Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Thomas L. Williams, M.D., medical director of The Pathology Center at Methodist Hospital, was selected to receive the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes and honors the unsung heroes of the College of American Pathologists who have made a broad and positive impact on the pathology profession.
Lauren Kincaid, MS, CCC/SLP, a speech/language pathologist, Methodist Hospital Physical Therapy, Receives the 2009 Recognition of Service Award from the Nebraska Speech Language Hearing Association
Lauren Kincaid, MS, CCC/SLP, a speech/language pathologist at Methodist Hospital Physical Therapy, received the 2009 Recognition of Service Award from the Nebraska Speech Language Hearing Association (NSLHA). The Recognition of Service Award is given to an individual in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to the field, with an emphasis on specific contributions within the last six years.
U.S. News Ranks Methodist Hospital as High Ranking in Three Specialties
Methodist Hospital has been ranked as high performing in the specialties of gynecology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings.The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 22 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.