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.
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.
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.
CMS 5-Star Rating
The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Wooster Community Hospital received a 5-Star Quality Rating in all categories overall from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) in 2018. Out of 966 units in Ohio, only eight received the 5-star rating in all categories, and our unit was the only one in Wayne County.
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.
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.
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.
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 2018-2019 and 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report. WCH is recognized as among the top 10 percent of nursing facilities nationally to receive this award.
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.
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.