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2015 Awards and Recognition

March 18th, 2015

Linda White Inducted into EVSC Hall of Fame

Linda White, President and CEO of Deaconess Health System, was inducted into the EVSC Hall of Fame at “An Evening to Remember” banquet. Since 2010, the EVSC Foundation has biennially honored individuals, many of whom are alumni of EVSC schools, who succeeded in their life’s work and have made a positive impact on public education in the community. The 2014 honorees were selected out of more than 40 nominations submitted during September. The 2014 class will be memorialized in the Hall of Fame display at the EVSC Administration Building.


January 23rd, 2015

Heart Hospital Receives Re-Accreditation

The Heart Hospital was awarded full accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety standards at The Heart Hospital.
The Heart Hospital is the region's only acute care hospital dedicated to heart and vascular care. It continues to be a regional leader in heart services by combining an experienced staff with state-of-the-art technology and the latest diagnostic and treatment services. Its unique concept of a "universal bed care model" also provides a safer and more convenient hospital stay where patients receive all levels of care in one room. “We are committed to providing an excellent patient care experience in a unique environment that promotes prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of heart and vascular disease. Receiving HFAP accreditation is an external symbol of our high-quality, patient-centered, organization.” said Becky Malotte, Executive Director and Chief Nursing Officer.


January 12th, 2015

Midwest Radiologic Imaging at Deaconess Gateway earns ACR AccreditationACR accredited

Midwest Radiologic Imaging at Deaconess Gateway has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in positron emission tomography (PET) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by Board Certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement. The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services


January 8th, 2015

Deaconess named "Fit Friendly"

AHA Fit Friendly Worksite Gold 2014 The American Heart Association recognized Deaconess, The Heart Hospital, and The Women’s Hospital as “Fit-Friendly Companies” during a presentation this morning. Fit Friendly designation is an award given by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life initiative and recognizes workplaces that make employee health and wellness a top priority. Deaconess, The Heart Hospital, and The Women’s Hospital, continue to expand health and wellness initiatives for our employees throughout the entire Health System.  
More specifically, as Gold Level recipients, our hospitals have done the following:

  • Offer all employees physical activity support at the worksite. This includes fitness classes, a fitness center, Couch to 5K program, and personal training/education sessions.
  • Increase the number of healthy eating options available at the worksite. Last year we became a “no-fry” zone when we disposed of our fryers and invested in new equipment that baked food but maintained crisp textures. This benefits employees and patients.
  • Promote a wellness culture at the worksite. Employees are incentivized to maintain healthy habits and biometrics.
  • Embrace at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

2014 Awards and Recognition

December 17th, 2014

Chris Ryan Honored by Becker's Review

Christina Ryan, Deaconess Women's Hospital CEO, has been recognized as Becker's Hospital Review 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. Deaconess Healthy System congratulates Chris on her achievement and thanks her for her continued leadership. To read the entire article from Becker's, click here


August 4th, 2014 HealthCare's Most Wired Winner 2014

Deaconess Awarded Most Wired 2014

Deaconess has been named a Most Wired health system by Hospitals and Health Networks, a publication of the American Hospital Association, for the third year in a row. For us, Most Wired is more than just an award – it reflects our culture and the way we work every day. We know health care is better when it’s connected. That’s why we use technology that lets caregivers spend less time searching for information and more time caring for you.
Learn more about Most Wired!


July 11th, 2014

HIMSSDeaconess Awarded HIMSS Stage 6

On July 11, 2014, Deaconess received word that 51 of our ambulatory sites/physician offices had been certified at HIMSS Stage 6. To put that number into perspective, there are 1,568 ambulatory offices in the United States certified at Stage 6. There are 70 locations in Indiana and 51 of those belong to Deaconess.

The Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS) is a global organization focused on better health through information technology. The HIMSS group created the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) to help hospitals navigate the transition from completely analogue or paper-based health care, to the end goal of a fully paperless environment.
Learn more about HIMSS


June 26th, 2014

Deaconess Receives Re-Accreditation from HFAP

HFAPDeaconess was awarded full accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality and safety standards at Deaconess Hospital main campus, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and a long list of ancillary service providers (lab, x-ray, breast services, physical medicine, home care, etc.).

HFAP is authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey hospitals for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Coverage. Full accreditation is an external symbol of a high-quality, patient-centered, healthcare organization.
The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies.  For more information, go to:


May 5th, 2014 
150 Great Places to work

Top 150 Greatest Places to Work in Healthcare

Deaconess Hospital was once again named one of the top 150 greatest places to work in healthcare according to the May issue of Becker’s Hospital Review*.
Evansville Surgery Center (ESC), located on the Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess Gateway Hospital campuses also received recognition as a top 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in Becker’s Hospital Review. ESC is a joint venture business between Deaconess and a group of local physician investors.
*Deaconess Hospital was listed in the top 100 in the 2011 and 2013 greatest places to work in health care list. Deaconess Health System and The Women’s Hospital were both listed in the top 100 in the 2012 list. ESC was in the top 100 last year. This is the first year non-provider organizations were included.


May 1st, 2014

Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess Gateway Hospital continue to be “A” rated for patient safety

Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score gave both Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess Gateway Hospital “A’s” – the top grade in patient safety.
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation's leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.
Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog's Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single "A," "B," "C," "D," or "F" score representing a hospital's overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.


March 13th, 2014Evansville's Business Hall of Fame

Linda White Inducted into Business Hall of Fame

During a breakfast ceremony on March 13, 2014, Linda White, President and CEO of Deaconess, was inducted into the Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame. Linda has served in an administrative role at Deaconess since 1985.


March 6th, 2014

Deaconess is Fit-Friendly AHS Fit-Friendly Worksite Platinum 2013

The American Heart Association recognized Deaconess as a “Fit-Friendly Company” during a presentation this morning. Thanks to an organization-wide focus on improving the health of our employees, Deaconess qualified at the Platinum Level status as well as received credentials for Worksite Innovation.


January 27th, 2014

Heart Hospital Receives Blue DistinctionBlue Distinction for Cardiac Care

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has recognized The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway as one of the first hospitals in the nation to receive a Blue Distinction Center+SM designation in the area of cardiac care, as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® program.

2013 Awards and Recognition

November 12th, 2013

Women’s Hospital is a Best Place to WorkModern Healthcare Best Places to Work

The Women’s Hospital has been ranked as the 2nd best place to work in health care from Modern Healthcare, a national health care industry news source read by more than 245,000 health care professionals. This is the fourth consecutive year for TWH to be on this list. Last year, the hospital was named the 2nd best place to work in health care and in 2011, the 8th best place.


September 24th, 2013APEX quality award

Evansville Surgery Center gets APEX Award

Both locations of The Evansville Surgery Center were awarded the APEX Quality Award, which recognizes the highest performing health care entities. The award is patient-centric, with scoring provided solely from each entity’s patients. This is the second year in a row that Evansville Surgery Center – Gateway has received the award and the first year that Evansville Surgery Center – Deaconess received it.


August 27th, 2013ACR Accredited facility - Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Services Receives ACR Accreditation

Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology (ECC/VO), a Tri-State Radiation Oncology Center (TROC), and Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology were recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).


August 15th, 20132013 Women's Choice Award America's 100 Best Hospitals

TWH Receives Women’s Choice Award

For the second consecutive year, The Women’s Hospital received a Women’s Choice Award for “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.” Hospitals attaining this distinction are identified nationally as an institution committed to women and their needs. This includes patient satisfaction with responsiveness of staff, facility cleanliness, quality physician communication, and more.


July 24th, 2013Health Care's Most Wired

Deaconess is “Most Wired”

In the July issue of Hospital’s and Health Networks Magazine (H&HN), Deaconess Health System was the only regional hospital recognized as one of 2013’s “Most Wired.” Deaconess received this same recognition in July 2012, and earned Stage 7 HIMSS status in early 2012.


July 15th, 2013HFAP Primary Stroke Certification

Deaconess Re-certified as Primary Stroke Center

Following a two-day, on-site review of our hospitals, Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess Gateway Hospital were certified as Level 1 Primary Care Stroke Centers by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), a nationally recognized accreditation organization with deeming authority from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is the fourth certification for Deaconess Hospital and the first for Deaconess Gateway Hospital as its own, separate entity.


July 12th, 2013Aetna Institutes of Quality

DGH designated Aetna Institute of Quality for orthopedic surgery

Deaconess Gateway Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care facility for total joint replacement.


June 21st, 2013Magnet Recognized American Nurses Credentialing Center

Deaconess receives Magnet designation

Deaconess received Magnet designation under the name Deaconess Hospital, Inc., which includes three hospitals – Deaconess Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital and Deaconess Cross Pointe.


May 21st, 2013Outstanding Patient Experience Award 2013 - Healthgrades

Heart Hospital named in top 5% for outstanding patient experience

In its 2013 report, Healthgrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes, named The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway in the top 5% of hospitals for outstanding patient experience.