Kennedy Health Awards and Accreditations
Kennedy Health Affiliations/Partnerships

Kennedy Health Awards

Kennedy Health was selected as one of The Top Workplaces for 2014, 2015, and 2016, under the category of for Large Employers.



Top HospitalKennedy 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)

  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Accredited by The American Osteopathic Association
  • Accredited as an American Heart Association Training Center for Basic Life Support CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Designated as a New Jersey State Comprehensive Stroke Center  (Washington Township). Kennedy is one of only two hospitals located south of Trenton to hold this designation. The Comprehensive Stroke Center designation is the state’s highest level for hospital-based stroke care.
  • Designated as a New Jersey State Primary Stroke Center (Cherry Hill, Stratford).

Joint Commission Top Performer 2012

In late 2014, and again in 2015, Kennedy University Hospital was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures 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 annual report, “America’s Hospitals” Improving Quality and Safety.” 


Bariatric Award

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.


Cancer CenterKennedy Health'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.


Kennedy’s Medical Imaging Services

  • CT, MRI, Ultrasound, and Mammography: Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) at Kennedy hospital locations.
  • Nuclear Medicine: Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL), at Kennedy hospital locations.
  • PET/CT: Accredited by the ICANL at the Kennedy Outpatient Imaging Center.

Excellence AwardThe 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.

Sleep CenterThe 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.

The Kennedy Cancer Center is accredited as a “Screening Center of Excellence” by the National Lung Cancer Alliance and                                                                                                              Excellence Award

a “Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center” by the American College of Radiology.

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 Health received four consecutive “A” grades in the Spring and Fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score (2015 - 2016) 

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.
NJ State Safety Council Defensive Driving sub-agency.

Kennedy Dialysis Program received 5 Diamond Patient Safety Status from Quality Insights Renal Network Three (QIRN3) in recognition of patient safety and quality care.
Two-star recipient, Baxter’s Pursuit of Excellence Program for Peritoneal Dialysis quality standards.

Kennedy Home Health Care

  • Kennedy Home Health Care, based in Voorhees, NJ, has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. It is one of only nine home healthcare agencies in New Jersey to be included in the prestigious listing.

  • Kennedy Home Health Care received back-to-back Four-Star Ratings for “Quality” and Five-Star Ratings for “Patient Satisfaction” in the 2015 and 2016  Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ratings program.

  • A Silver Award recipient in the 2010-11 Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • Received AdvisorMed’s 2011 “Great New Jersey Home Health Care Award” for demonstrating results that consistently exceed patients’ expectations.