|Kennedy Health Awards and Accreditations|
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Kennedy Health Awards
Kennedy University Hospital – with locations in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ -- was named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for 2014.
Kennedy Health Accreditations
Kennedy University Hospital (locations in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ)
In late 2014, Kennedy University Hospital was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2013 by The Joint Commission (TJC), the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. Kennedy was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Kennedy was included in the Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, “America’s Hospitals” Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence and accountability measure performance for the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. Kennedy is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction, and one of only 26 in the state of New Jersey. This was the second year in a row that Kennedy received the “Top Performer” designation.
Kennedy University Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Program (Surgical Weight Loss Program) is accredited through the National Metabolic Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center. MBSAQIP accreditation standards are designed around locally driven quality improvement and foster collaborative relationships.
The Kennedy Health System’s Cancer Program holds accreditation with Commendation from the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) and full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
In 2013, Kennedy University Hospital’s Behavioral Health and Home Health Care departments earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety. The accreditation awards recognize Kennedy’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
The Kennedy Outpatient Medical Imaging Center is an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, holding accreditations in Ultrasound – Breast, Ultrasound - Breast Biopsy, and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Imaging Services.
The Kennedy Surgical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and the American Osteopathic Association.
The Kennedy Sleep Centers are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Kennedy’s Laboratory Services are accredited through the internationally recognized College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), administered through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit at Kennedy University Hospital - Washington Township is accredited in Obstetric Ultrasound through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
Kennedy’s Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Unit (CAPU) is designated as a Children’s Crisis intervention Service by the NJ Division of Children’s Behavioral Health Services.
Kennedy’s Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit is designated as Short-Term Care Facility by the NJ Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services.
Awards & Recognition for Programs and Services
All three Kennedy hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ – are Gold Plus winners in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program for excellence in stroke care.
Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill is a Gold Plus winner in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program for excellence in stroke care.
The Kennedy Diabetes Control outpatient education program holds Recognition status by American Diabetes Association for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Kennedy’s STAT Transport is certified in the Safe Handling of Bariatric Patients by transport equipment manufacturer, TransSafe, Inc.
Kennedy Dialysis Program received 5 Diamond Patient Safety Status from Quality Insights Renal Network Three (QIRN3) in recognition of patient safety and quality care.