Awards and Accreditations
Cooley Dickinson knows you–the people we serve–are watching how well we provide care, and your assessment matters most to us. Still, it’s rewarding when national organizations that monitor and measure quality and safety in healthcare organizations evaluate Cooley Dickinson and bestow a seal of approval. Some organizations track overall performance, including cost and quality, while others target specific conditions or specialties. Some awards evaluate best practices or worthy achievements in healthcare equity, environmental awareness, or simply reflect the perception of the organization in its own community. Still other recognitions grant specific accreditations for diagnostic or treatment modalities.
All of these validations are important, not just so you, our patients can make a well-informed decision about your care, but also because we at Cooley Dickinson are constantly evaluating ourselves and the ways in which we’re able to best provide quality care in our community.
Awards and recognitions from independent agencies validate that our staff is continuously focused on improving the quality of care we provide.
Greenhealth Partner for Change Award
Cooley Dickinson Hospital received the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award in 2015 and 2014. The award, one of Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards, is given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector. It recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs.
Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award
Cooley Dickinson Hospital received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Cooley Dickinson is one of only three referring centers in the United States that has received this award.
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll
Cooley Dickinson Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Cooley Dickinson Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.
Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index
Cooley Dickinson Hospital again scored 100/100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index, confirming its ongoing commitment to caring for the LGBTQ community through affirmative policies on patient non-discrimination, patient services and support, visitation, employment non-discrimination and training in LGBTQ patient care.
American College of Radiology Breast Center of Excellence
Cooley Dickinson is proud to have received the ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation. The BICOE recognizes facilities with this designation only if they are fully accredited by the ACR in all of the following modalities: Mammography; Stereotactic Breast Biopsy; Breast Ultrasound; and Breast MRI.
In 2017 the Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center earned the Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, a certification program for hospitals. Baby-Friendly USA is part of a global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that recognizes evidence-based best practices for better infant health outcomes, including breastfeeding and early skin-to-skin contact.
Valley Advocate Readers’ Poll
For several years now, Cooley Dickinson has been awarded Best Hospital in the Valley Advocate Readers Poll, and more recently, the Cooley Dickinson Childbirth Center has also won the regional paper’s Best Birthing Center award. This year, Cooley Dickinson was also given the award for Best Urgent Care Facility.