Awards & Achievements

As a premier healthcare facility, Greenwich Hospital has been recognized for clinical excellence, patient satisfaction, technological innovations, medical advancements and community involvement. Here are some of our most recent awards and achievements:

The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for adhering to strict standards for excellence and safety in spinal fusion and total hip and knee replacement surgery. Greenwich Hospital was the first hospital in Connecticut to receive this designation.  

The 2012 John D. Thompson Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association for excellence in the use of data to deliver healthcare. The hospital team developed a new multi-modal approach to reduce pain and side effects of medication following total knee and hip replacement surgeries.
Designation as one of the safest hospitals in Connecticut by the Leapfrog Group, a national patient advocacy organization.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s quality achievement award implementing a higher standard of stroke care that meets national standards for excellence.

The Gold Award from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership for developing an innovative protocol to identify and treat sepsis, a life-threatening infection that impairs the body’s organ systems. 

Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the national accrediting organization for hospitals. The Commission also reaccredited the hospital’s Home Hospice Program.

Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission for offering an interdisciplinary team trained in the latest life-saving protocols.
The Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in patient care from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer, presented to the Bendheim Cancer Center.
Gold Innovation Prize for continuous quality improvement efforts in the area of anticoagulant use in patients with atrial fibrillation, awarded by the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership.
"Stage 6" status from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, which recognizes hospitals that have a fully integrated electronic medical record to improve patient safety and quality of care. Greenwich Hospital is the first in Connecticut, and among only 36 hospitals in the nation, to achieve Stage 6.
The Press Ganey Summit Award, the top national prize for patient satisfaction. 
"Most Wired" and “Most Wireless” designation by Hospital and Health Care Networks magazine.
Accreditation by the College of American Pathology for being in full compliance with its  rigorous standards for diagnostic and treatment equipment, including mammography, MRI, radiation therapy and lab.
Recipient of top scores – surpassing national and state scores in all 10 areas – of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services patient satisfaction surveys.
Recognition by the American Society of Healthcare Engineering as one of a dozen hospitals nationwide to cut energy consumption by at least 10 percent a year. The hospital exceeded the target with nearly 20 percent.
The hospital adopted the nationally recognized Schwartz Rounds, an interdisciplinary forum to discuss emotional and social issues caregivers face.

Recipient of a $1 million gift to enhance its palliative care program with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains.
Greenwich Hospital meets all local, state and federal ordinances and requirements and is fully licensed as an acute care hospital.
Recognition by the American Diabetes Association for diabetes self-management education programs at two Greenwich Hospital sites: Greenwich Hospital and the Weight Loss & Diabetes Center. This national recognition status reflects the best practice standards of care for people with diabetes.

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