Accreditations & Recognitions
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Frisbie Memorial Hospital's Sleep Center and Diagnostics is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designed by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center's facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
American College of Radiology (ACR)
Frisbie Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT), Ultrasound and in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Laboratory was recognized and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own inspection program.
During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory's records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record, in addition to the overall management of the library.
Harvard Pilgrim Hospital Honor Roll
Harvard Pilgrim's Hospital Honor Roll recognizes those adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25% of those measured nationally on a set of composite quality and patient experience measures, as reported by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Hospital Compare. 2014 marked the fourth year that Frisbie has received this honor.
American Diabetes Association Recognizes Frisbie's Diabetes Education Program
The Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Frisbie Memorial Hospital diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The program was originally awarded in 2008. This program offers high-quality education services to the patients it serves.
The ADA Education Recognition effort, begun in the fall of 1986, is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for participants.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
The Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Matt Kamil, MD, received recognition from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care for patients with diabetes. To receive this recognition, clinical performance must meet the following care measures: eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital is currently rated as the top hospital in New Hampshire and third in New England for Patient Safety and Respect. The highest score out of all U.S. hospitals surveyed was 79. Frisbie received a score of 70. The Safety Score is a composite of five key measures of patient safety: readmissions, complications, communications, overuse of CT scans, and infections.
Health Grades awarded Frisbie with the Patient Safety Excellence Award for the second year in a row, placing Frisbie in the top 10% of hospitals nationally. The award recognizes hospitals for how well they prevent infections, medical errors and other complications. Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients have on average, a lower rick of experience patient safety events.
Most health experts consider The Leapfrog Group hospital survey to be the gold standard for comparing hospitals' performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. In their bi-annual hospital safety score report, Frisbie sustained an "A" rating for the entire 2014 year.
For the second year in a row, Healthgrades recognized Frisbie with an Outstanding Patient Experience Award, ranking Frisbie in the top 10% nationally for patient experience. The award is based on ten measures related to doctor/nurse communications, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions.
Foundation for Healthy Communities
For six years in a row, the Foundation for Healthy Communities has ranked Frisbie in the top 10% of our nation's hospitals for heart attack care (also known as Acute Myocardial Infarction or AMI).
New Hampshire Hospital Association
Visiting Hospital Association