Awards & Accreditations

St. Vincent's Medical Center, has earned national and regional recognition for the compassion of its staff, the commitment to patient satisfaction and the quality of its care. Our hospital staff are dedicated to your health, wellness and safety.


Awards and Accolades


All seven Hartford HealthCare hospitals received A grades for safety grades from The Leapfrog Group, the nation’s leading independent watchdog for analyzing safety and quality data. Very few health systems in the nation have ever achieved straight A's for safety.

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Leapfrog Fall 2023

St. Vincent’s Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Outpatient Experience, Patient Safety, Bariatric Surgery, Heart Care, Orthopedics, Comprehensive Breast Care and Mammogram Imaging by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. For orthopedics, St. Vincent’s placed in the top 5% of nearly 5,000 hospitals. 

Women's Choice Award 2024
St. Vincent's Medical Center has been rated as "High Performing" from the U.S. News & World Report in the following conditions: Heart FailureStroke, and Heart Attack.
St. Vincent's Medical Center has consistently achieved Gold Plus and Honor Roll status for both Heart Failure and Stroke programs from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program.
Received National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Registry-GWTG Award in 2016.
The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute is grateful to the foundations who help provide access to care for underserved patients: Pink Aid, Breast Cancer Alliance, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Recognitions, Accreditations and Specialties


Joint Commission accreditation

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. St. Vincent’s has received several certifications including:

  • Primary Stroke Center (1st in New England)
  • Hip/Knee Joint Replacement Program (1st in New England)
  • Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center
  • Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (one of six hospitals in the country to receive this certification)
Joint Commission Gold Seal

ACR Designated Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center

St. VIncent's Breast Health Center has been designated a Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center by the American College of Radiology® (ACR®). By awarding facilities this status, ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

AR Accreditation

Breast Center of Excellence distinction

St. Vincent’s Breast Health Center was the first in the area to earn the Breast Center of Excellence distinction from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Commission on Cancer® Outstanding Achievement Award

In addition, St. Vincent’s received the highest level of accreditation awarded by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, the three-year Accreditation with Commendation and the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award. The Outstanding Achievement Award is granted to programs that have not only met standards set by the Commission on Cancer, but exceeded compliance ratings for all designated standards.

College of American Pathologists Accreditation

St. Vincent's David H. Lobdell, MD, Laboratory successfully met the Laboratory Accreditation Program Standards for Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), considered the "gold standard" of laboratory accreditation.

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