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Awards and Recognition

Some of Memorial's recent recognition and awards include:

Colorado Patient Safety Coalition: 2010 Patient Safety Award for Decreasing Fall Rates.

Consumer Choice Award, 2008/2009, National Research Corporation (NRC): This award was based on a study of more than 200,000 households, wherein consumers were asked to rate their local hospitals on quality and image. Memorial is one of 225 hospitals in the nation to receive this award and the only one in Colorado Springs.

One of the Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals, Thomson Top 100 Hospitals® (formerly named Solucient 100 Top Hospitals) (2007)

Outstanding Achievement Award for the Oncology Service Line, American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer: Memorial
is the only cancer program in southern Colorado to have reached this highest honor.

Colorado Springs Business Journal “Best Of” Awards, 2008: Best Hospital, Best Business Board to Sit On, Best Large Company with a Promising Future, Best Minority Business Leader.

Cintas Document Management Environmental Award: Memorial received Cinta's Environmental Award for being one of the top ten customers in Colorado with the largest positive environmental impact. Received June, 2008.

Rehab Patient Care Unit (RPCU) Awarded "Top Performer":  The unit was recently given a "Top Performer Award" by Uniform Data Systems. Uniform Data Systems provides national benchmarking information for Inpatient Rehab Facilities and this distinction indicates that the RPCU is performing in the top 10 percent of more than 800 subscribers to their service in the areas of clinical outcomes and clinical efficiency. This is the second year in a row that the unit has received this award.

Department of Health and Human Services Organ Donation Excellence Award: Medal of Honor (June 2007-May 2008) - Memorial received an award for organ donation excellence from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Medal of Honor is given to hospitals that have been able to sustain a donation rate of 75 percent or more for at least a year and have had at least eight potential organ donors. Memorial's donation rate was 100 percent. The awards are part of the National Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative, an initiative launched in 2003 to encourage organ donation in hospitals throughout the country. Throughout Donor Alliance's two-state service area, the donation rate for the award period of June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008 was 83 percent, with 106 organ donors recovered and 351 organs transplanted.

Fall 2009 (award is annual): Memorial was awarded the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence®. This award was created by AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) in 2003 to challenge acute and critical care nurses to improve the care provided to acutely and critically ill patients. Only three Colorado hospitals have received it, including Memorial. There are an estimated 6,000 intensive care units in the United States, 188 or those units have been recognized for excellence by this award, 25 units have achieved the award more than once.

2010 Healthcare Advantage Award: Thomson Reuters has selected Memorial Hospital, Colorado to receive a 2010 Healthcare Advantage Award to honor our use of Thomson Reuters products and services to achieve extraordinary improvement in business line performance.

Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG): Memorial's Cancer Medicine and Oncology Clinical Trials team have been recognized as being in the top 1 percent for accruing to SWOG oncology research trials.

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