Awards & Accolades


  • Gold Seal

    Memorial Health University Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission. Accreditation from this organization is a nationwide seal of approval that indicates our hospital meets high performance standards.

    Excellence in Bariatric (Weight-Loss) Surgery

    Memorial University Medical Center is accredited as a comprehensive bariatric center by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. We are also designated a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center + for gastric stapling and gastric band.

    Excellence in Breast Care

    Memorial University Medical Center is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and a Pink Ribbon Facility for Excellence in Breast Health by Hologic.

    Excellence in Cancer Care

    The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, the ACI is designated a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for bladder cancer, brain cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, rectal cancer, and thyroid cancer.

    Excellence in Colonoscopy and Endoscopy

    Our Gastrointestinal Procedures Center of Excellence is certified by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

    Excellence in Heart and Vascular Care

    The Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center earned certification in Advanced Heart Failure from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association for our heart failure program and clinic. The Heart & Vascular Institute also earned Chest Pain Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We are the only hospital in the region participating in the national Vascular Quality Initiative to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and cost of vascular healthcare. In 2017, our heart failure treatment was ranked in the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Medical Excellence and in the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety by CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc. To learn more, visit CareChex.com. Also in 2017, we earned the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes our use of quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

    Excellence in Joint Replacement Surgery & Orthopaedic Care

    Memorial University Medical Center holds The Joint Commission's disease-specific accreditation for hip replacement and knee replacement. We are designated a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for hip and knee replacement. We are a Cigna Center of Excellence for total knee replacement and total hip replacement. In 2017, our hip fracture repair was ranked in the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Medical Excellence and in the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety by CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc. CareChex also ranked our orthopaedic care among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety. To learn more, visit CareChex.com.

    Excellence in Neurosurgery

    In 2017, we were ranked in the Top 100 in the Nation for Patient Safety for major neurosurgery. To learn more, visit CareChex.com

    Excellence in Pneumonia Care

    In 2017, our pneumonia care was ranked among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Medical Excellence by CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc. To learn more, visit CareChex.com.

    Excellence in Spine Surgery

    Memorial University Medical Center earned The Joint Commission's disease-specific accreditation for spine surgery. We are designated a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for spine surgery. We are a Cigna Center of Excellence for spine surgery. In 2017, we were ranked in the Top 100 in the Nation for Medical Excellence in spinal fusion and spinal surgery by CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc. To learn more, visit CareChex.com.

    Excellence in Stroke Services

    Memorial University Medical Center is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center as designated by The Joint Commission. In 2017, our stroke care was ranked among the Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Patient Safety by CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc. To learn more, visit CareChex.com. We hold the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines -- Stroke® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, along with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation.

    Excellence in Trauma Care

    In 2017, our trauma care was ranked in the Top 100 in the Nation for Patient Safety by CareChex® -- an information service of Quantros, Inc. To learn more, visit CareChex.com.

    Excellence in Women's Health

    Memorial University Medical Center was named a Blue Distinction Center+ for maternity care. We also earned the "39 Weeks" recognition banner from the March of Dimes for reducing elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy.