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Awards and Accreditation

The Joint Commission

Gold Seal of Approval logo from The Joint CommissionGold Seal of Approval®
The John Dempsey Hospital at UConn Health earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes UConn Health’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2012
The Joint Commission recognizes UConn Health as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2012. UConn Health was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. In particular, UConn Health was recognized for excellence in the treatment of patients suffering from heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical needs. Learn more >

BlueCross BlueShield Association

Image of Blue Distinction Center logoUConn Health’s New England Musculoskeletal Institute is now designated a “Blue Distinction Center” for both spine surgery and total joint replacement.

“Blue Distinction” is a designation from the BlueCross BlueShield Association recognizing health care facilities for their expertise in the safe, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of quality specialty care.

UConn Health has been designated as a “Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement” for meeting nationally established quality care and outcomes criteria, and as a “Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery” for meeting those criteria plus meeting cost measures that address the need for affordable health care.

American Heart Association

Image of Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement AwardThe Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The recognition signifies that UConn Health has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Get With The Guidelines® is a quality improvement initiative that provides hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures in caring for heart failure patients to prevent future hospitalizations.

Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility

The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center has been recognized as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment from 2011 to 2013. Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. The award recognizes that the UConn Health’s cardiology program consistently delivers evidence-based, safe care.