Awards & Recognition
Just about everybody in Wooster and Wayne County, Ohio, knows that Wooster Community Hospital (WCH) Health System is the place for award-winning quality health care close to home.
But did you know WCH Health System also:
- Is the largest nonprofit health service provider in our area
- Receives NO TAX SUPPORT
- Has absorbed $75 million of uncompensated care in the last 10 years, including charity care and unpaid medical bills
- Has no debt
- Has reinvested almost $186 million for direct patient care – $72 million in the last five years alone
- Is an independent, locally governed health care institution that is bringing advanced medical services to patients closer to home
- Delivers care to all people, regardless of their ability to pay
- Has offered free transportation to those in need of hospital or physician services for close to 20 years
The many honors Wooster Community Hospital has been awarded in recent years include:
IBM/Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals
Wooster Community Hospital Health System has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™ in 2020. This award, formerly known as Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, recognizes top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on publicly available clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction data. Hospitals must improve upon prior scores and performance to earn a place on this prestigious list more than once. WCH has earned this unsolicited award six times.
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Hospitals that have earned the distinction of being an accredited chest pain center by the American College of Cardiology have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. These hospitals also have primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – also known as coronary angioplasty – available 24/7 every day of the year.
Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award
Wooster Community Hospital (WCH) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. WCH 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. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Wooster Community Hospital has been awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Wooster Community Hospital’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a nationally respected non-profit organization – founded more than 20 years ago by large employers and purchasers – whose goal is to improve the safety and quality of American healthcare. They analyze 28 hospital performance measures, across six domains, to develop their rankings. These include inpatient care, inpatient surgeries, infection rates, medication safety and pediatric and maternity care. Their overriding concern has always been patient safety.
Best Nursing Homes
Awarded to long-term nursing facilities that provide outstanding patient care to their residents, this honor was presented to Wooster Community Hospital for our Skilled Nursing - Transitional Care Unit in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. WCH is recognized as among the top 10 percent of nursing facilities nationally to receive this award.
CMS 5-Star Rating
Wooster Community Hospital (WCH) has earned a five-star rating under the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2020 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). WCH is one of 407 U.S. hospitals to receive a five-star rating, out of 4,500 nationwide. CMS assigns star ratings of one, two, three, four, or five stars to U.S. hospitals. Ratings are based on a hospital’s performance across seven areas of quality. This validates our hospital’s commitment to clinical excellence.
Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2020
Wooster Community Hospital (WCH) was recognized as part of Newsweek’s annual list of World’s Best Hospitals for 2020. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The award was based on a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Three data sources were used for the evaluation: hospital recommendations from peers, patient experience, and various medical key performance indicators.
America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience
The America’s Best Hospitals award demonstrates exceptional ratings in providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. This Women's Choice Award takes into consideration the preferences of women when they select a hospital. Wooster Community Hospital received this honor for five years and is one of only 13 hospitals in Ohio and one of 100 in the nation to receive this award.
Commission on Cancer: Accredited Program
Wooster Community Hospital received this designation for our commitment to improving survival and quality of life for our cancer patients.
High-Performing Hospitals: Hip Replacement
WCH has been recognized as a High-Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for Hip Replacements in 2017 and 2018. We are proud to be recognized as a best hospital in this specialty area.
CareChex Quality Award
This award recognizes the quality of patient care, outcomes, and patient experience at hospitals. In 2017 and 2018, Wooster Community Hospital was recognized as being among the top 10 percent of health care facilities nationally for its cardiac care, heart attack treatment, and neurological and pulmonary care programs. The WCH stroke care program was recognized as being among the top 10 percent in the region.
Healogics President's Circle Center of Distinction
This award is reserved for those medical centers that have achieved or exceeded outstanding clinical and operational results in 2017. WCH's Wound Healing Center has demonstrated a superior commitment to excellence for our patients and hospital partners.
Becker's Hospital Review
This award recognizes the top 100 Great Community Hospitals in the nation for workplace excellence, a commitment to professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and a sense of community among employees. WCH has received this honor for five years.
Wooster Community Hospital was named a Community Value Top 100 Hospital for 2018 by Cleverley & Associates, based on its value to the community, financial viability, low costs, and high-quality patient care. WCH is one of just five Ohio hospitals recognized as a Top 100 Hospital – and the only one listed in the small, non teaching category. It is the second time WCH has received this particular community value award.
Wooster Community Hospital also received a Community Value 5-Star designation from Cleverley & Associates in 2018 – the 13th consecutive year that WCH has received the designation. The 5-Star award is presented to hospitals in the top quintile for providing value to their community. Financial viability and reinvestment, cost structure, charge structure, and quality performance are key performance indicators taken into account.
HealthStrong Top 100 Hospital
Wooster Community Hospital received a HealthStrong™ Top 100 Hospital award from iVantage Health Analytics in 2013 and 2015 based on our quality of care, patient outcomes and perspective, affordability of services, and efficiency.
For more information about the various honors and awards bestowed upon Wooster Community Hospital, call us at (330) 263-8100.