Awards & Recognition

2020

  • CHI Health St. Francis has received Magnet® designation status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

2019

  • CHI Health Regional Cancer Center receives Commission on Cancer (CoC) and American College of Surgeons (ACoS) three-year accreditation with commendation.
  • CHI Health St. Francis received Blue Distinction for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • CHI Health St. Francis received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognized the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Awarded Primary Stroke Center Certification through the Joint Commission/American Heart Association
  • Re-verified Level III Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons. St. Francis has been a Level III, American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Trauma center since 2002.  The verification process is designed to help hospitals improve trauma care for injured patients and ensure that resources and processes are in place to provide the best care for our patients and community affected by trauma.
  • St. Francis Birthing Center was designated an Abusive Head Trauma Hospital Champion through their commitment to practice and promote abusive head trauma prevention guidelines for infants.
  • The St. Francis Skilled Nursing Unit received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  This recognition highlights the quality clinical care provided by the interdisciplinary team and is publically available on the Nursing Home Compare Website.  Ratings are based on overall quality scores, health inspection reports, and clinical care quality measures such as pressure ulcers, falls, and urinary tract infections.
  • The St. Francis Skilled Nursing Unit Women’s Choice Award winner, 2019 America’s Best for Extended Care.  This award is based on a 5-star quality rating systems and additional data from CMS to identify those who performed exceptionally well.  
  • CHI Health St. Francis is accredited by the American College of Surgeon's National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Accreditation by the NAPBC is granted only to those centers that are voluntarily committed to providing the best possible care to patients with diseases of the breast.

2018

  • CHI Health Regional Cancer Center is a QOPI® Certified Practice. Certification by the QOPI Certification Program is an acknowledgement that this practice meets certain defined quality and safety standards in the administration of cancer care. In order to achieve QOPI® Certification, this oncology practice has participated in QOPI® and met or exceeded a benchmark score on measures that compared the quality of their care against national standards.
  • The CHI Health Regional Cancer Center was recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by this breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community. This level of certification in the NQMBC™ Program is valid for one year.
  • The CHI Health Regional Cancer Center was 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 given to those 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.  During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. 
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Wellmark Iowa recognized CHI Health St. Francis and several CHI Health Maternity Center locations with Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designations as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.
  • CHI Health St. Francis announced certification of its Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). St. Francis was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
  • CHI Health St. Francis Echocardiography program is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).  An IAC Echocardiography accreditation program is to ensure high quality patient care and to promote health care by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations by a process of accreditation.  Through the accreditation process, facilities assess every aspect of daily operation and its impact on the quality of health care provided to patients.  Because accreditation is renewed every three years, a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment is developed and maintained.

2017

  • CHI Health Regional Cancer Center became one of 22 U.S.-accredited cancer programs to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS)
  • CHI Health St. Francis Birthing Center received certification as a Safe Sleep Champion Hospital through their commitment to practice and promote safe sleep guidelines for infants by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
  • CHI Health St. Francis Sleep lab received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

2016

  • CHI Health Regional Cancer Center receives American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Trials Participation Award
  • Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award from American Heart Association
  • CHI Health Regional Cancer Center receives Commission on Cancer (CoC) and American College of Surgeons (ACoS) three-year accreditation with commendation.

2015

  • Reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program
  • Granted three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • Named one of “100 Great Community Hospitals for 2015” by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Partner for Change recognition from Practice Greenhealth
  • Top Agency, HealthConnect at Home – 2015 HomeCare Elite™
  • Named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission
  • Awarded three-year renewal term of accreditation in general/obstetrics-gynecology/vascular ultrasound by the American College of Radiology
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation program certified by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Received “Breastfeeding Friendly Business” recognition from the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition

2014

  • Named one of “100 Great Community Hospitals for 2014” by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Partner Recognition recognition from Practice Greenhealth
  • Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers – The Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • AABB accreditation for transfusion service
  • Quality education services recognition – American Diabetes Association

2013

  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons­
  • Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience – WomenCertified®
  • Partner for Change recognition from Practice Greenhealth
  • Blue Distinction Center in knee and hip replacement – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Skylight Client Achievement Award
  • Partner for Change Award – Practice Greenhealth, Environmental Excellence Awards

Previous

  • AACVPR accreditation of pulmonary rehab program
  • ACR ultrasound accreditation of St. Francis/Grand Island Imaging Center
  • NAPBC accreditation of Cancer Treatment Center
  • ACR accreditation in mammography
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence – American College of Radiology
  • Three-year accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Trauma center verification
  • Three-year certification Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certification – American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award, Cancer Treatment Center – American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Blue Distinction Center in knee and hip replacement, 2011 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Top Health System for Quality, Catholic Health Initiatives – Thompson Reuters
  • 2010 Clinical Trials Participation Award, Cancer Treatment Center – American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2010 Community Oncology Research Grant, Cancer Treatment Center – American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation
  • ACR accreditation for digital mammography
  • AABB accreditation for laboratory
  • ARRA grant – National Cancer Institute (NCI) and NCI Community Cancer Centers Program
  • Neurosciences development grant – CHI Learning Effectiveness Group
  • Exceptional Award, Jodie Reeh, social work – Philips Lifeline
  • Environmental Excellence Award, 2009 – Practice Greenhealth
  • Top 100 Community Value Hospital, 2009, 2008, 2007 – Cleverly & Associates
  • American’s Promise Award, 2009
  • Partner Recognition Award, 2009 – Practice Greenhealth
  • Blue Cross Quality Award, 2008
  • 2008 HomeCare Elite, Home Care Services
  • Spirit Award for recruitment and retention, 2008 – Modern Healthcare
  • Chamber of Commerce Partners in Progress Award, 2007 – Grand Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Quality Award, 2007 – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 2007 Excellence Through Insight Award for Overall Outpatient Satisfaction, medium hospital category – HealthStream Awards
  • 2007 Excellence Through Insight Award for Overall Outpatient Satisfaction, large hospital category – HealthStream Awards
  • Award of Excellence, 2005 Edgerton Quality Award