Accreditations & Recognitions

Accreditations

 

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Center and Diagnostics is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

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).

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

 

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

 

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

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.

Independent Quality Organizations

 

Quality

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Hospital Compare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services instituted the Hospital Compare overall rating for patients to use to compare a hospital to others so that they may choose a hospital that aligns with their preferences and healthcare needs. The Hospital Compare overall rating summarizes how hospitals performed on 57 of the more than 100 quality measures, which are divided into seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, efficient use of medical imaging, and unplanned hospital visits.

Harvard Pilgrim Hospital Honor Roll

Harvard Pilgrim Hospital Honor Roll recognizes adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25% of those measured nationally on a set of composite quality of care and patient experience and safety measures as reported by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Hospital Compare and The Leapfrog Group.

American Diabetes Association

The ADA Education Recognition effort, begun in 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 on staff knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management.

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

NCQA is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate to the top of the national agenda the issue of health care quality.

Safety

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports rates hospitals nationwide on measures including overall patient satisfaction, attentiveness of hospital staff, effectiveness of communication and more.

Healthgrades

Healthgrades is a leading health care ratings organization that provides quality and transparency information by making available to consumers survey data about a health care facility’s patient experience and patient safety measures. Survey data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Leapfrog

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.

Patient Experience

Healthgrades

Healthgrades is a leading health care ratings organization that provides quality and transparency information by making available to consumers survey data about a health care facility’s patient experience and patient safety measures. Survey data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Core Measures

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, accredits and certifies nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs nationwide. The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized as a symbol of quality.

Recognized for Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Satisfaction

2018

  • Frisbie EMS receives the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures and helping patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Frisbie achieved an A, the highest possible grade in the Spring 2018 Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives the 2018 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. The distinguished designation identifies the country’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical performance, patient recommendation rating, and what women say they want from a hospital.
  • Hospital Compare gives Frisbie Memorial Hospital its highest five-star rating on quality measures such as safety of care, hospital readmission rates, patient experience and efficient use of medical imaging.

2017

  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives an A, the highest possible greade for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. The distinguished designation identifies the country’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical performance, patient recommendation rating, and what women say they want from a hospital.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine receives, for the fifth consecutive year, the prestigious Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Center of Excellence award for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes, and the only wound center in N.H. to be recognized as a Center of Distinction and a Center of Excellence for five consecutive years.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital is recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition for its commitment to protecting patients form the transmission of influenza from unvaccinated healthcare workers and is named to the Coalition’s Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives the Bronze Recognition National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign award from the New England Donor Service for its efforts in cultivating a culture that encourages hospital staff and community members to enroll in the state registry as organ, eye, and tissue donors.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) receives the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Respiratory – Blood Gas Laboratory receives accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

2016

  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is awarded its fourth consecutive Center of Excellence award for surpassing national benchmarks for Wound Healing Rates, Median Days to Heal, Outlier Rates and Patient Satisfaction.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital earns, for the fifth straight year, the Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll distinction.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives an “A” rating for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS)receives the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services department receives Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) Excellence Award for exceeding the national average for patient outcomes in orthopedic functional change.
  • Frsibie Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Center and Neurodiagnostics Lab was granted reaccreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The Center’s Home Sleep Apnea Testing was granted accreditation.

2015

  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine receives, for the third consecutive year, the Center for Excellence award for surpassing national benchmarks for Wound Healing Rates, Median Days to Heal, Outlier Rates and Patient Satisfaction.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare for providing outstanding patient care.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital is ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide, for the sixth year in a row, for heart attack care, by the Foundation for Healthy Communities.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for its diabetes self-management education program.<.li>
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Physician Practice Services providers are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in two clinical programs: Diabetes and Heart Disease & Stroke.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital is awarded accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

2014

  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine receives the prestigious Robert A. Warriner, MD, Center for Excellence Award for surpassing national benchmarks for Wound Healing Rates, Median Days to Heal, Outlier Rates and Patient Satisfaction.
  • For the second consecutive year, Frisbie Memorial Hospital is ranked as top hospital in NH for patient safety by Consumer Reports.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives the Patient Safety Excellence Award, for the second year in a row, by Healthgrades, and is in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for preventing infection, medical errors and other complications.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital receives the Outstanding Patient Experience Award by Healthgrades, and is in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for providing outstanding patient experience.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital sustains an “A” rating for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital is named to the Harvard Pilgrim Honor Roll for performing among the top 25 percent of hospitals measured nationally on a set of composite quality of care and patient experience and safety measures as reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare and The Leapfrog Group.
  • For the fifth year in a row, Frisbie Memorial Hospital is ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for heart attack care by the Foundation for Healthy Communities.
  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s nuclear medicine department is granted accreditation in the areas of Planar, SPECT, and Cardiac imaging by the American College of Radiology (ACR)

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