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Awards and accreditations

CarolinaEast Health System regularly receives awards and recognition for exceptional medical care and consistent patient satisfaction in a number of areas, including women's health, heart care, cancer care, surgery and orthopedics.

Our organization has recently earned these top awards and distinctions:

North Carolina's Only Continuous CMS Five Star Hospital

Since the inception of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) hospital star ratings in 2016, CarolinaEast Medical Center is the only hospital in North Carolina to continuously achieve a five stars rating.

2018 Women's Choice Award for "America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics"
CarolinaEast Medical Center was ranked in the top 11 percent of U.S. hospitals offering orthopedic services based on patient safety, low incidence of surgical complications and infections, and patient recommendation hospital ratings.

2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina's "Blue Center of Distinction + for Maternity Care"
CarolinaEast Medical Center is among nationally designated hospitals with expertise in improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

2018 "Top Five Hospital in North Carolina" by Business North Carolina magazine
CarolinaEast Medical Center was ranked the fourth best hospital in the state in 2018, third best in 2017 and fifth best in 2016.

2017 Healthgrades "Outstanding Achievement" Award for Patient Experience
CarolinaEast Medical Center received the award for outstanding patient experience and was ranked in the top 15 percent nationwide by Healthgrades.

2017 Horizon Health "National Customer Satisfaction" Award
CarolinaEast Medical Center’s Crossroads Adult Mental Health Program received this award for its commitment to outstanding customer satisfaction. Patient outcomes for this program were in the 91st percentile of excellence in 2017, with patient satisfaction in the 85th percentile.

2017 Women's Choice Award for "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience"
CarolinaEast Health System received this designation based on female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women say they want from a hospital.

2017 Women's Choice Award for "America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics"
CarolinaEast Medical Center was ranked in the top 11 percent of U.S. hospitals offering orthopedic services based on patient safety, low incidence of surgical complications and infections, and patient recommendation hospital ratings.

2017 Blue Cross Blue Shield "Blue Center of Distinction + for Cardiac Care"
CarolinaEast Medical Center is among nationally designated hospitals with expertise in improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

2017 "Five Star" Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CarolinaEast Medical Center is the only hospital in North Carolina and one of only 337 U.S. hospitals to consistently achieve five stars.

2017 "Silver Sleep Leader" Award by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program
CarolinaEast Medical Center received this recognition for its best practices and education in infant sleep. We are one of the first hospitals in North Carolina to receive the title, making us one of the safest hospitals for babies in the state.

2016 awards and accreditations

  • Healthgrades "Excellence in Patient Safety" Award.
  • Healthgrades "America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery" Award.
  • "Five Star" Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Women's Choice Award for "America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care".
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield "Blue Center of Distinction + for Maternity Care".
  • "Top Five Hospital in North Carolina" by Business North Carolina.
  • "North Carolina's Best Hospitals" by Business North Carolina.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield "Blue Center of Distinction + for Cardiac Care".
  • "Top Performing Tar Heel Hospitals for COPD and Heart Bypass" by US. News & World Report.

2015 awards and accreditations

  • Healthgrades "Excellence in Patient Safety" Award.
  • Healthgrades "America's 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery" Award.
  • Certified Chest Pain Center.
  • Comparion Medical Analytics "Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Medical Excellence in Vascular Surgery".
  • Comparion Medical Analytics "Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Patient Safety in Interventional Coronary Care".
  • Comparion Medical Analytics "Top 10 Percent of Hospitals in the Nation for Patient Safety in Overall Hospital Care, Cancer Care, and Coronary Bypass Surgery".
  • "North Carolina's Best Hospitals" by Business North Carolina.

 

 

2014 awards and accreditations

  • Healthgrades "Excellence in Patient Safety" Award.
  • Women's Choice Award for "America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics".
  • Women's Choice Award for "America's 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience".
  • Comparion Medical Analytics "Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Medical Excellence in Gallbladder Removal, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, and Joint Replacement".
  • Comparion Medical Analytics "Top 100 in the Nation for Patient Safety for Overall Medical Care and General Surgery".
  • "North Carolina's Best Hospitals" by Business North Carolina.
  • "Community Value 100 Hospital" by Cleverly and Associates.

2013 awards and accreditations

  • Healthgrades "Excellence in Patient Safety" Award.
  • Healthgrades "America's 100 Best Specialty Care in Cardiac Surgery" Award.
  • "North Carolina's Best Hospitals" by Business North Carolina.
  • "Top 10 Most Affordable Hospitals in North Carolina" by NerdWallet.

Additional awards and accreditations

  • Platinum Performance Award for "Get With The Guidelines" (GWTG) Achievement in Cardiac Care by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR).
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Bronze Award for GWTG Achievement.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield "Low-Cost High-Quality Provider" Designation.
  • NCDR Action Registry AHA/ASA GWTG Platinum Award.
  • Comparion Medical Analytics "Top 10 Percent in the Nation for Heart Attack Treatment in Orthopedic Care".
  • Gold Star Recognition by North Carolina Prevention Partners.