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.

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.

In addition, St. Vincent’s is certified as a Hip/Knee Joint Replacement Program and as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission & the State of Connecticut. St. Vincent’s was the 1st in New England to receive both certifications.

Magnet® recognition

St. Vincent’s is proud to be the first hospital in Fairfield County and one of only six in Connecticut to achieve Magnet® recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence.

Baby-Friendly designation

St. Vincent’s was the first hospital in Fairfield County to receive Baby-Friendly designation from the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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.

Awards and Accolades

Gold Plus and Honor Roll status for Stroke 2021

Gold Plus and Honor Roll status for Heart Failure 2021

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.




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