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Awards and Accreditations

2013 - One of America's Best 100 Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery from Healthgrades.

Other awards include:

  • Recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #1 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Ranked #4 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services in 2013
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (Ranked #1 in 2012 & 2013)
  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013)
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Heart Attack
  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 5 Years in a Row (2009-2013)
  • Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment in 2013

2012 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award

Indicating that Elkhart General Hospital's patient safety ratings are in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals.

2012 - Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

 Echocardiography accreditation. Commended for demonstrating pursuit of excellence in the field of Echocardiography.

2012 - One of America's Best 100 Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery from HealthGrades, Inc.

Other awards include:

  • Recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award
  • Ranked #1 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery
  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery
  • Ranked #5 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services
  • Ranked #7 in Indiana for Cardiology Services
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Indiana for Cardiology Services for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Cardiac Surgery
  • Five-Star Rated for Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Five-Star for Treatment of Heart Attack
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)

2012 - Joint Replacement Excellence Award (4 Years in a Row; 2009-2012) from HealthGrades, Inc.

Other awards include:

  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Ranked #4 in Indiana for Joint Replacement
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Indiana for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009-2012)

2012 - Recipient of National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award

Consumers in Elkhart County selected Elkhart General as the hospital which had the best doctors, the best nurses, and the best overall quality.

2011 - Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence Recognition

The Elkhart General Hospital Breast Care Center was recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, Certification Level III – the highest certification level awarded by the National Consortium of Breast Centers National Quality Measures for Breast Centers™ Program (NQMBC™). In addition to meeting the highest set of certification criteria, the Breast Care Center supplied 90 percent of the measures for which their quality breast center type should be able to measure performance and performed above the 25th percentile.

2011 - Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE)

The Elkhart General Hospital Breast Care Center was awarded the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. The ACR acknowledges Elkhart General’s dedication to improving women’s health by participating in these rigorous quality assurance programs. The ACR is the leader in quality programs for breast imaging. The Elkhart General Hospital Breast Care Center is currently 1 of 16 facilities in Indiana to achieve this distinction and the only facility in Elkhart County.

2011 - American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

Presented to Elkhart General Center for Cancer Services for three consecutive surveys (nine years); the only cancer program in Indiana and only one of 13 programs in the country to be so honored. This award represents more than nine years of sustained excellence in cancer care.

2011 - Joint Replacement Excellence Award from HealthGrades, Inc.

Other awards include:

  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement For 2 Years in a Row
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement For 3 Years in a Row
  • Ranked #4 in Indiana for Joint Replacement For 3 Years in a Row
  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement For 3 Years in a Row (2009-2011)
  • Ranked #7 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services
  • Ranked #6 in Indiana for Cardiology Services
  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure For 9 Years in a Row

2011 - Top Performer Award from Uniform Data System

The Elkhart General Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit was awarded Top Performer for outstanding outcomes for the third consecutive year.

2011 - Recipient of National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award

Consumers in Elkhart County selected Elkhart General as the hospital which had the best doctors, the best nurses, and the best overall quality.

2010 -  HFAP Accreditation

2010 - Joint Replacement Excellence Award from HealthGrades, Inc. Other awards include:

  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement

  • Ranked Among the Top 10 (#6) in Indiana for Overall Orthopedic Services

  • Ranked Among the Top 5 (#5) in Indiana for Joint Replacement 

  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement 

  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement 

  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement 

  • Ranked Among the Top 10 (#9) in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services 

  • Ranked Among the Top 10 (#8) in Indiana for Cardiology Services 

  • Five-Star Rated for Valve Replacement Surgery 

  • Five-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Failure

2010 - Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiology Laboratories (ICAEL)

2010 - Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Presented to Elkhart General Center for Cancer Services

2010 - National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award.

Consumers in Elkhart County selected Elkhart General as the hospital which had the best doctors, the best nurses, and the best overall quality.

2010 - The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

Awarded Elkhart General Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program the highest accreditation possible through the National Certification program.

2010 - "SIGHTation of Merit Award

From the Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank

2010 - Silver Collaborative Hospital Recognition Award

From the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO)

2009 - Ranked among the top hospitals in Indiana for overall cardiac services, including cardiac surgery by HealthGrades, Inc.

Other awards include:

  • Best Rated in the South Bend Area for Overall Cardiac Care (Three Years in a Row)

  • Best Rated in the South Bend Area for Cardiology (Four Years in a Row)

  • Best Rated in the South Bend Area for Cardiac Surgery 

  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery (Ranked Among the Top 10 for 6 Years in a Row)

  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services

  • Five-Star Rating for Treatment of Heart Failure

  • Five-Star Rating for Valve Replacement Surgery

2009 - Recipient of National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award.

Consumers in Elkhart County selected Elkhart General as the hospital which had the best doctors, the best nurses, and the best overall quality. 

2008 - American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

Presented to Elkhart General Center for Cancer Services for the second consecutive time, the only cancer program in Northern Indiana to be so honored. This award represents more than five years of sustained excellence in cancer care.

2008 - Ranked among the top hospitals in Indiana for overall cardiac services, including cardiac surgery by HealthGrades, Inc. Five-Star Ratings Awards for:

  • Coronary bypass surgery

  • Treatment of heart failure

  • Treatment of sepsis (infection of the blood)

2008 - Recipient of National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award.

Consumers in Elkhart County selected Elkhart General as the hospital which had the best doctors, the best nurses, and the best overall quality. 

2007 - Ranked among the top hospitals in Indiana for overall cardiac services, including cardiac surgery by HealthGrades, Inc.  Five-Star Ratings Awards for:

  • Coronary bypass surgery

  • Treatment of heart failure

  • Treatment of sepsis (infection of the blood)

2007 - Donation Champion Award

From the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization. Based on 100% organ donor referrals, achieving a 75% or greater rate of actual transplants and a transplant rate average of 3.75 or greater organs transplanted per donor.

2007, 2006 and 2005 - National Award for Patient Safety

2006 - Outstanding Achievement Award

Presented to the EGH New Directions Weight Management Program, Robard Corporation,  

2005 - Ranked in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Joint Replacement, Neurosciences, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary Surgery and Vascular Surgery by HealthGrades, Inc.

  • #1 in Indiana for Overall Cardiac Services

  • #1 in Indiana for Cardiac Surgery

2004 - American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award

Presented to Elkhart General Center for Cancer Services is one of only 34 cancer programs in the entire country to earn the award. Only seven percent of the total programs surveyed by the Commission were selected. 

2004 – Second Highest Overall Job Satisfaction Score, HR Solutions, Inc.

87%. Nineteen percent higher than the Indiana healthcare norm. Top seven percent nationally.

2004 – Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades, Inc. Top 3.4% of hospitals in the nation.

2004 – VHA Leadership Award for Supply Chain Management

2004 - Center of Excellence Award, New Directions Weight Management Program, Robard Corporation, 

2002 – Cheers Subscriber Award Finalist, Institute for Safe Medication Practices,

2001 –Service Excellence Award, Sodexho Marriott

1997 & 1998 – USA Today Quality Cup Top Three Finalist